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Profissões em Português Posted by on Apr 29, 2016

Olá a todos? Como foi a semana de vocês? Trabalharam muito? (Hello, everybody? How was your week? Did you work a lot?) Learning job-related words and expressions is important not only because the majority of us has a career, but also due to the fact that, in our daily lives, we constantly interact with and…

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9 Expressões com COISA in Portuguese Posted by on Apr 26, 2016

The word coisa is a very interesting one, since it can be used in many different contexts with different meanings. It is almost like the word “thing” in English, but it can also be used to refer to a person or action, and not only to objects. Take a look at these examples: Alguma coisa…

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[The Media in Brazil] – Part III Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

In times of intense political turmoil and conflicting views on Brazil’s current situation, it is crutial to stay informed. As we discussed antes (before), the media is highly influential and profoundly impacts as well as shapes the understanding of what society is going through at a given moment. My previous posts on the Brazilian media…

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The impeachment Posted by on Apr 19, 2016

Photo by Eduardo Pelosi

Brazilians as well as the whole world saw live on television on Sunday 17 April the deputados (lower house) voting for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. It was a loud, chaotic voting, where politicians tried to bater (hit) and cuspir (spit) on each other. Here are a few questions answered, which will help…

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Brazilian Cinema – Part IV Posted by on Apr 15, 2016

Oi, gente! Hey, everybody! Wondering about what to assistir (watch) over the fim de semana (weekend)? I’ve got a few tips para vocês (for you)! You’ve probably heard about movies like The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Dark Water (2005) and On The Road (2012). But talvez (perhaps) not all of you sabem (know) that these works…

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Treat your friend to a night out in Portuguese Posted by on Apr 12, 2016

Photo by BemLoira BemDevassa

Do you know what to say when you are treating your friends to a dinner, lunch, any kind of food or drink? Sometimes Brazilians are known for the way they never seem to take no for an answer when offering something, you can do the same using this vocabulary. You will also learn on this…

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Going to the supermarket Posted by on Apr 9, 2016

Olá! (Hello!) You open your fridge and there’s nothing but half a tomato and an expired carton of milk. You go to your cabinet and all you can find are those last-resort noodles and some salt. Your kitchen is giving you all the signs: it’s time to go shopping. Last week we went over our…

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