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Archive for March, 2014

Sound Like a Native Speaker: 07 Brazilian Portuguese Idioms Posted by on Mar 31, 2014

Salve! Tudo bem? Oh you gotta love idioms! They make language much more interesting and fun and it is a great way to sound more like a native speaker. So I decided to share seven awesome idioms in Brazilian Portuguese for you guys today. Estão prontos? Vamos lá! [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/files/2014/04/7-portuguese-brazilian-idioms.mp3] Download audio 01. A vaca…

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Pronunciation Lesson: Sounds “Ê” and “É” Posted by on Mar 24, 2014

Olá pessoal! I have a German friend who speaks Portuguese really, really well. His pronunciation is almost flawless but he hits a wall when it comes to the sounds “ê” and “é”. As a rule, the “closed e” (ê) is similar to the sound of English words “hay, hate, bay, bait”. However, it stops…

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How To Give Advice in Portuguese Posted by on Mar 17, 2014

Olá, pessoal! Muitas vezes quando estamos conversando com alguém, precisamos dar um conselho e também recebê-lo e esse é o assunto do nosso post hoje. Para facilitar, vou dar as frases e expressões em português e a tradução mais aproximada em inglês, ok? Vamos lá! Dando um conselho – Giving advice Por que você…

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How To Use The Verb “Raise” in Portuguese Posted by on Mar 12, 2014

Salve! Tudo bem? The verb “raise” has several collocations (word combinations) in English so I gathered some of them to help you them correctly in Portuguese. Check this out! 1. raise your hand – levantar a mão. Se você precisar ir ao banheiro, levante sua mão. [If you need to use the bathroom, raise…

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Song: Let It Go (from ‘Frozen’) in Portuguese! Posted by on Mar 5, 2014

Olá, pessoal! Let it Go got the Oscar for Best Song last Sunday and we had a blast watching John Travolta messing up Idina Menzel’s name (Adele Mazeem? WTF, John?!). As in major animations the songs have a version in several languages and in Portuguese it’s called “Livre Estou” (I’m Free). Check out the song…

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