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How Would A Brazilian Say That? – Part 03 Posted by on Jan 30, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Here’s the last (but not least) part of things Brazilians say that you probably won’t find in dictionaries or coursebooks. Let’s do this! Concentre-se! – Stay focused! Focus! Quando se trata de dinheiro… – When it comes to money… Vai ficar como novo. – It will be as good as new. A situação…

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How Would A Brazilian Say That? – Part 02 Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Last week we started learning expressions and ready-made sentences that Brazilians really use and you’re not likely to find in dictionaries or coursebook, so I am here to help you! You can check out part 01 clicking here! Vamos para a parte 02! Isso foi uma armação! – That was a setup! Faço…

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How Would A Brazilian Say That? – Part 01 Posted by on Jan 23, 2015

Olá, pessoal! There are some expressions that you just can’t find in textbooks. Why’s that? It’s because they’re not either grammatically correct or publishers don’t want you to know them (for one reason or another). Well, I have come to rescue you from ignorance and I have chosen 100 VERY cool everyday expressions you’ll probably…

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Brazilian slang: ficar na sua Posted by on Jan 19, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Today we’re going to learn a very cool Brazilian slang expression: ficar na sua. There are times when you don’t want to be bothered, you’re feeling sort of introspective and stuff. In this case you can use “ficar na sua”. By the way, you can replace the “sua” for the corresponding possessive…

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07 False Friends In Portuguese Posted by on Jan 12, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Tudo bem? Today we’re going to learn seven false friends in Portuguese. False friends are those words that look alike in English and Portuguese, but have different meanings. By the way, in Portuguese we have a word to indicate that phoney friend: amigo-da-onça, basically a false friend, a backstabber.   Are you ready…

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Free Video Lessons in Portuguese Posted by on Jan 5, 2015

Olá pessoal e feliz 2015! I came across a really cool Youtube channel: Novo Telecurso. The Telecurso is a series of videos aimed at elementary and high school students (teenagers and adults) who haven’t been able to finish school and need to get their diploma. This channel has videos about school subjects like geography, history…

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