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Archive for December, 2012

Farewell from a Portuguese Blogger Posted by on Dec 31, 2012

As one of Portuguese Blog’s contributors since 2008, I’m sad to say that this will be my last post on the blog! You’ll be in great hands with language whiz Adir, though I will be sad to leave. It’s been a great five years! Here are some of my favorite posts that I’ve written for…

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New Year’s Resolutions in Portuguese Posted by on Dec 30, 2012

E aí, galera? Tudo bem com vocês? Chegou aquela época do ano que você faz uma retrospectiva do ano que passou e também faz planos para o ano que está chegando. Essas resoluções de Ano Novo fazem parte da nossa vida e eu perguntei a alguns amigos do Facebook quais eram as suas resoluções de…

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How to talk about the weather in Portuguese Posted by on Dec 28, 2012

Oi, pessoal! Tudo bem? How’s the weather where you are right now? Here in Bebedouro (state of São Paulo, Brazil) it’s warm and it’s been raining occasionally so you can imagine that we have a warm Christmas. Talking about the weather is surely a good way to start a conversation with someone you don’t know…

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Documentary: Rio’s Mega-Event Preparations Posted by on Dec 26, 2012

We’ve read and watched quite a bit about Brazil’s World Cup and Olympics, but it’s also important to get another perspective. A group of Rio filmmakers are working on a documentary about the preparations for Rio’s mega-events and the changes taking place in the city, particularly in the favelas. Watch the video below. Key Vocabulary…

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Christmas recipe: how to make Panetone Posted by on Dec 21, 2012

Olá, pessoal, tudo bem? I’m all excited about Christmas coming up (if the world doesn’t end first, of course) and I found this video with a panetone recipe. Panetone is a classic Christmas bread filled with dry fruits and it is very famous in Brazil. It is so famous that we have “chocotone” (a chocolate…

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Christmas food in Brazil Posted by on Dec 19, 2012

Olá, pessoal! Christmas is one of my favorite épocas of the year so I decided to make a little video with some typical Christmas food here in Brazil. Unlike in the US, down here we have a very warm Christmas so we usually have a lot of cold drinks and in the video I also…

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Ten Gifts for Brazilian Portuguese Students Posted by on Dec 18, 2012

Looking for holiday gifts for fellow students of Brazilian Portuguese? Here are a few ideas! 10. A Brazil wall map 9. A Caetano Veloso album 8. A Discovery Atlas: Brazil Revealed DVD 7. A Brazilian cookbook – in English or Portuguese 6. A Brazil-themed canga, or beach wrap/towel 5. A Brazil calendar – in English…

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