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Augmentative e diminutive in Portuguese Posted by on Nov 12, 2015

Olá, galerinha. Tudo certinho? (Hey, you guys, everything all right?) You may have noticed while trying to learn Portuguese or chatting with Brazilians that we really enjoy using the augmentative and the diminutive forms. It’s very common and we use it on a regular basis, so it’s important to learn how it works. The augmentative…

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Acentuação gráfica – accents em Português Posted by on Nov 10, 2015

Acento agudo (acute accent): It is always used above any vowel to indicate this vowel is part of the stressed syllable. It also indicates that the vowel sound is an open sound. Exemplos: Ela é uma menina amável. (She is a lovely girl) Esse não é um assunto típico da aula de física. (This…

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Brazilian Literature Posted by on Nov 5, 2015

Oi, gente! (Hey guys!) Reading texts in a foreign language is a great exercise for achieving fluency. Literature then, has a significant role on that regard, because it helps on the process of enriching vocabulary and developing reading comprehension skills. Today’s post will talk about Brazilian literature or, more specifically, about the prize-winning escritora (writer)…

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8 expressions that use parts of the body in Portuguese Posted by on Nov 3, 2015

Olá amigos! When you are practicing Portuguese, are you one of those people who speak through their elbows? If you do not know what that means, check out these expressions that use parts of the body. Now, I’m giving you the heads up, in the beginning it could be hard to remember all the expressions…

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