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Festa Junina Posted by on Jun 24, 2016

Olá, gente! (Hello, everybody!) Como está indo o mês de vocês? How is your month going? For Brazilians, June means decorations, costumes, great food and drinks, because it’s the month of Festas Juninas! Festa junina is the segunda (second) most popular and traditional festa (party) in Brazil, losing only to the notorious Carnaval. The name…

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Driving related vocab em Português Posted by on Jun 21, 2016

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Have you ever tried to drive in Brazil when there is a “engarrafamento”? Or when the “estacionamento” was so busy you couldn’t find a parking space. Or maybe someone driving ahead of you was so slow that you had to “ultrapassar”? Take a look at this vocabulary related to cars and driving.   A) The…

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The cedilla “ç” in Portuguese Posted by on Jun 20, 2016

Olá, pessoal! A semana de vocês começou bem? (Hey guys, did you week get off to a good start?) If you study Portuguese or is just interested in the language, you definitely came upon the character ç at some point. But what does this squiggly line under the letter c mean? The cedilla, known in…

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Indefinite Adjectives and Pronouns em Português Posted by on Jun 14, 2016

Indefinite adjectives and pronouns can be quite tricky since they are used in differently different languages, even though most of them have literal translations. Let’s take a look at how to say any, each, no, some, none, every, other, another, all, nothing and a few others.     Alguém – somebody/anybody: used in affirmative and…

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Adjectives in Português Posted by on Jun 10, 2016

Ei, gente! Hey, guys! Como está o dia de vocês? (How is your day going?) To answer this question, you’ll probably need adjetivos (adjectives). Adjectives words that modify nouns. They are used to describe and give information about things, ideais and people. Therefore, they are terms constantly used in our everyday lives. Veja só (Take…

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Sentences without a subject Posted by on Jun 7, 2016

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Sentences without a subject or sentences in which the subject is not clear are very common in Português, even though it is inexistent in some languages like English. This is why it can be hard to get your head around it, even though it is not hard to understand. The trick is to learning them…

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[Music to Listen to] – Part IV Posted by on Jun 4, 2016

Ei, gente. Como vocês estão? Hey, guys. How are you doing? What are your plans for the fim-de-semana (weekend)? How about chilling to some Brazilian music? My suggestion is listening to the iconic Tim Maia. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1942, the artist started composing quando (when) he was only seven years old. On…

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