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10 Idioms With “Make” – Part 02 Posted by on Jul 31, 2014

Hello there! Let’s continue with the second part of the idioms with verb “make” that are translatable into Portuguese! Click here to check Part 01. 06. Make believe – fazer de conta, fingir Todas as crianças adoram fazer de conta que são super-heróis. All young children love to make believe that they are superheroes. Não…

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10 Idioms With “Make” – Part 01 Posted by on Jul 28, 2014

Olá, pessoal! There are some good and common idioms with verb “make” in English and today we’re going to learn how to say them in Portuguese. Today you’ll have the first five! Estão prontos? 01. Make a mountain out of a molehill – fazer tempestade em copo d’água A Flávia é tão dramática e adora…

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How To Say “I’ve Been Doing” in Portuguese Posted by on Jul 23, 2014

Olá, pessoal! I’ve been a teacher for over 20 years (please don’t do the math!) and every year both my English and Portuguese students have the same problem: the Present Perfect. The Present Perfect, in English, happens in sentences like: I’ve spoken to him many times. Have you ever done this? I haven’t seen him…

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Beginner Vocabulary: Food Part 03 Posted by on Jul 15, 2014

Hello there! Here’s the last part of our beginner’s vocabulary posts about food. Enjoy! [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/files/2014/07/Comida-N-Z-01.mp3] no espeto – skewed nozes – nuts, walnuts óleo de girassol – sunflower oil omelete – omelette orégano – oregano osso – bone ostras – oysters ovo – egg ovo cozido – hard-boiled egg ovos mexidos – scrambled eggs pão…

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How To Translate Verbs “Esperar” and “Chegar” Correctly Posted by on Jul 10, 2014

Hello there! Today we’re going to learn how to translate two very common verbs in Portuguese: esperar and chegar. Esperar The verb esperar can be translated in three different ways into English. Let’s check them out! 01. to hope. The noun is esperança (hope). Espero ganhar na loteria no fim de semana. I hope to…

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