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Words and adverbs of time em Português Posted by on May 30, 2016

Olá! Today we will be checking out some words and adverbs of time in Português with some exercises at the end so you can start using them! A) Hoje – today Ontem – yesterday Amanhã – tomorrow Depois de amanhã – the day after tomorrow Antigamente – in olden days / in times passed Hoje…

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Prepositions em Português Posted by on May 27, 2016

Olá, gente! Hey, everybody! Como estão? How are you? Prepositions are words that establish a connection between elements in a phrase. They can express temporal, spatial, among other relationships and are very important to the understanding of a text, because they help form a cohesive sentence. Today we’ll see some of the most usual prepositions…

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In a hurry em Português Posted by on May 23, 2016

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Are you in a pressa (hurry) to learn Portuguese? Take a look at these expressions related to time and start using them asap!     Ter pressa/estar com pressa – to be in a hurry Exemplo: não posso ficar muito, estou com pressa. – I can’t stay longer, I’m in a hurry.   Estar…

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Parts of the body in Portuguese Posted by on May 19, 2016

Olá, gente! Hey guys! Today we’ll learn about parts of the corpo (body). So here’s a useful word list with images and some examples to give you a hand: O corpo – The body Pescoço – Neck It connects your cabeça (head) with the rest of your corpo (body) Ombro – Shoulders It connects your…

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Language for the street em Portugês Posted by on May 17, 2016

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Olá amigos!   Large countries like Brazil always have their aspectos bons (good aspects) as well as ruins (bad ones). Because of its tamanho (size), Brazil has a variety of cultures, peoples, religions, beliefs, food, music and many others wonderful things. But maybe due to its scale, the country also has extremely poor and homeless…

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[Brazilian Literature] – Part II Posted by on May 13, 2016

Olá! Hello! Developing reading skills is an essential part of learning a language. News, articles, comics and literature are a great source for improving your reading habilities. If you want to get to know Brazilian literature better, o trabalho (the work) of Hilda Hilst pode ser uma boa ideia (can be a good idea).  …

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Expressões históricas in Portuguese Posted by on May 11, 2016

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Olá pessoal. Last week we learned some expressions related to nationalities and places, now this week why not take a look at some expressions that came from historical events:   Rodar a baiana – to make a scene, to react strongly to a situation in a rude way, usually involving shouting. Exemplo: Maria rodou a…

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