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Calvin and Hobbes in Portuguese Posted by on Jul 24, 2013

Hey, there! The Calvin and Hobbes comic strips are very famous in Brazil so I decided to “borrow” one from their Facebook page in Portuguese so we can have fun and learn at the same time. Enjoy! Useful Vocabulary mongo = idiot, moron cartão de ódio = hate card buquê = bouquet murcho = wilted…

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You don’t know Palmirinha Onofre? Come on! Posted by on Jul 22, 2013

Olá, pessoal! Tudo bem? Palmirinha Onofre is this cute-as-a-button lady in her 80’s who’s a celebrity in Brazil. She is a professional cook and has had several TV programs on Brazilian TV. Her latest program is on Bem Simples TV channel (only on cable) and she totally reminds us of our moms and grandmoms because…

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Slang: Vai que cola! Posted by on Jul 16, 2013

Olá, pessoal, tudo bem? There’s a new comedy show in Brazil called “Vai Que Cola”. It’s broadcast on cable channel Multishow (also available on satellite dishes) and it stars actor Paulo Gustavo. I kept thinking about the title of this show because it’s a very common expression nowadays: vai que cola. “Colar” here means to…

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Idiom: não pregar o olho Posted by on Jul 10, 2013

Hello, there! Today we have a very common idiom im Portuguese: não pregar o olho. It means “not to sleep a wink” and it happens to everybody once in a while. Here are some examples: A música estava tão alta na casa do vizinho que eu não consegui pregar o olho a noite toda. The…

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The cutest baby singing EVER! Posted by on Jul 8, 2013

Olá, pessoal, tudo bem? Diogo Mello is a 2-year-old boy who has Brazil (and the world!) in love with him. His dad is a musician, a Beatles fan and posted a video on May 30 showing his boys’ performing skills: As it turns out the video has had more than five million (yes!!) views and…

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How I am improving my vocabulary in French Posted by on Jul 4, 2013

Hey, everybody, tudo bem com vocês? I was thinking about a good topic for a post and I remembered what I did to improve my vocabulary in English and now what I’m doing now to improve my vocabulary in French. Last week I gave some more general tips, but today I’m going to be more…

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