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Archive for February, 2015

Telling Stories in Portuguese Posted by on Feb 28, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Let’s say goodbye to February with a conversational post. Oftentimes we study a foreign language, but when it comes to actually speaking it, we get stuck and don’t know what to say. So now when you want to tell a story in Portuguese, you can use the following sentences: Contando Histórias em Português…

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[Answers] Grammar Review: Imperfect Subjunctive Posted by on Feb 25, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Here are the answers to last post’s exercises! I hope you did well!   1. EXERCISE 01. Follow the example. Tive medo de que … (perder) a hora. –> Tive medo de que você perdesse a hora. 1. Ele nos pediu que não … (fumar). – fumássemos 2. Ele não deixou que eles…

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Grammar Review: Imperfect Subjunctive Posted by on Feb 20, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Let’s do a little grammar review here. We have some structural exercises in intermediate/upper-intermediate Portuguese. Don’t worry if you can’t get all the verbs right the first time. If you don’t, redo the exercise until you master them!   1. EXERCISE 01. Follow the example. Tive medo de que … (perder) a hora.…

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Washing Your Dirty Laundry in Portuguese Posted by on Feb 11, 2015

Well, this post is not about actually washing your dirty laundry in publish. This is part of a book that a dear friend of mine wrote about similarities between Portuguese and English, and how we can benefit from them. So enjoy! Thanks Ron, for letting me share this chapter! Lavando a roupa suja (e outros…

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Song: Ela Me Deixou, by Skank Posted by on Feb 6, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Have you ever heard of Brazilian band Skank? Well, it’s not like “skank” in English, it’s pronounced “eeskunkee” and it’s been a hit in Brazil since 1992! Skank has sold more than 6 million albums throughout the years and everybody knows their songs. I chose a new Skank song for you guys to…

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