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Archive for September, 2015

Letters L, NH, LH and QU in Português Brasileiro Posted by on Sep 28, 2015

Olá mais uma vez, gente! (Hello again, guys)   For the past two weeks, we have been busy getting to know some letters and their sounds in Portuguese. We have covered the letters S and R, and X and CH. This week we will finish up with some relatively easier ones: the letters L, NH…

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The Media in Brazil Posted by on Sep 25, 2015

Reading local newspapers provide a lot of useful information and great insight into the political landscape and the  dynamics of a given society. To read media in another language is a great opportunity to keep yourself up-to-date with the últimos acontecimentos (latest developments) while also improving your reading and comprehension skills. For this post I have…

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Sounds X and CH in Português Brasileiro Posted by on Sep 21, 2015

Tudo joia, gente? (How are things, everyone?)   Last Monday we focused on the sounds S e R em Português, there are two other sounds which are also very important in Português: X e CH.   The sound X could be a difficult one for a non-native since there are four different ways of pronouncing…

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Albums to listen to this weekend Posted by on Sep 19, 2015

Olá, galera! (Hey, guys!) When thinking about Brazilian music, anyone who is vaguely aware of our culture can’t help but immediately think of a smiling Carmen Miranda wearing a luscious fruit hat, or the bossa nova hit Garota de Ipanema as one of our músicas mais icônicas (most iconic songs). But these don’t even begin…

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Sounds R and S in Português Brasileiro Posted by on Sep 14, 2015

E aí, gente! (What’s up, people). Even though Brasileiros tend to be nice and overlook the fact that you might be mispronouncing some words, it is worth it to try to learn the right way of saying the words. If you practice how to say them correctly, you will also start to understand the words…

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Brazilian Cinema Posted by on Sep 11, 2015

Olá, gente (Hey, guys!) Those who se esforçam (strive) to learn a foreign language know that the best way to aperfeiçoar suas habilidades (improve their skills) is to immerse oneself in a culture. A great way to do that is to assistir filmes (watch movies), because not only are viewers continuously exposed to the target…

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Expressions related to food in Portuguese Posted by on Sep 7, 2015

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Olá todo mundo! Tudo joia? This is for all the food lovers out there: some expressions that are a piece of cake to learn.   Mamão com açúcar – papaya with sugar Explicação: you say something is “papaya with sugar” when it is easy to do, it would be the equivalent of “piece of cake”…

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