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Archive for December, 2013

Happy Holidays! Posted by on Dec 23, 2013

Olá, pessoal! Fiz um vídeo para desejar Boas Festas para vocês! Feliz Natal e um Próspero Ano Novo!

Talking about the weather in Portuguese Posted by on Dec 17, 2013

Olá, pessoal! As you may already know, I’m from the southeast of Brazil – typically a very hot region. Come November it starts to get very hot, rain a lot and this happens until late March. So today I’m going to teach you some expressions to talk about the weather in Portuguese. Estão prontos? [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/files/2014/01/weather-01.mp3]…

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He is Dead, lend me some Money? Posted by on Dec 13, 2013

E aí galera? What’s up, guys? In today’s lesson, you guys will learn four ways to say: “He is dead”, and three ways to say: “Money”. So let’s start with “He is dead”. The first slang to say that it is: Ele bateu as botas. This is one of the most common to say in here,…

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Talking about driving in Portuguese Posted by on Dec 12, 2013

Olá, pessoal! Something you are not likely to find in coursebooks is real life words and expressions related to driving. So here are some very, but very useful expressions about driving that you won’t find in textbooks! Manobras – Maneuvers Encostar / parar – to pull over Vou encostar aqui. – I’m going to pull…

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Collocations with verb “passar” Posted by on Dec 4, 2013

Olá, pessoal! Collocations are word combinations. For example, we say “do business” and not “make business”, right? We say “take a shower” and not “do a shower”. The verb passar has several very useful and interesting collocations and today I’m going to share some of them with you. Remember: the best way to remember words…

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