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Archive for May, 2013

I’m moving out! Posted by on May 27, 2013

Hello, everybody! I’m moving out to a new apartment and I had to buy all my furniture again (long story!) so I thought I’d share some house vocabulary with you guys today since I’m in the middle of a bit of a mess! I’ve been having to deal with eletricistas (electricians), serralheiros (locksmiths) and people…

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11 Things Not to Say on a First Date Posted by on May 23, 2013

Oi, pessoal! I went to Belo Horizonte last month to attend an English club meetup. I was invited by the Real Life English guys and at the meetup I met Leandro Nazar, who’s an actor and has a very interesting Youtube channel. One of his latest videos is 11 Coisas que Não se Deve Falar…

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I need to take a taxi, what do I do? Posted by on May 21, 2013

Hello, there! If you’re traveling to Brazil and nobody’s going to pick you up at the airport chances are you will need to speak some Portuguese with the taxi driver, so why learn some survival phrases in the meantime, huh? First read the following dialogue where John, an American businessman, goes to Rio for a…

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How to say “I was going to do it” in Portuguese Posted by on May 14, 2013

There are some verb tenses and forms that you will rarely find in books, and the form “I was going to do something” is one of them. It is SO easy to say this in Portuguese and I’m pretty sure you’re going to love it! We use the Imperfect form of verb ir + the…

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Celebrities speaking Portuguese Posted by on May 9, 2013

Olá, pessoal! How’s it going? Brazilians are known for their hospitality and making sure people feel welcome when they come visit so we have a blast when foreigners try to speak Portuguese, because we know it’s not a very easy one. Kudos for the effort! Celebrities sometimes have to learn some Portuguese as a part…

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How to Make Nouns Plural in Portuguese Posted by on May 7, 2013

In today’s post I’m going to show you how to make nouns plural in Portuguese. It’s not difficult, but you need to follow some rules. Are you ready to start? 01. Words ending in vowels, just add an -s. cama [bed] – camas [beds] tia [aunt] – tias [aunts] caderno [notebook] – cadernos [notebooks] pé…

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Goodbye in Portuguese Posted by on May 2, 2013

Hello, there! Como estão as coisas? Like any other language, Portuguese has several ways of saying good-bye. In this post we are going to learn them! Estão prontos? Let’s do this! 1. Adeus. This means good-bye and it is only used in literary situations, so if someone is saying adeus in a conversation it usually…

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