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The tilde (~) in Portuguese Posted by on Sep 23, 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 are just interested in the language, you definitely came upon the character ~ at some point. But what does this squiggly line that appears over vowels mean? The tilde, known in…

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[Brazilian Cinema] – Part VI Posted by on Sep 12, 2016

On September 1st, Brazil got the chance to assistir (watch) the much-anticipated Aquarius, Kleber Mendonça Filho’s newest release. The film premiered in Cannes in May and competed for the Palme D’Or. French magazine Cahiers Du Cinema regarded it as one of the most expected movies of the year. Since it came out in the country…

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[Brazilian Politics] – The Impeachment Posted by on Sep 5, 2016

In light of recent events that took over Brazil in the past weeks, our country has been experiencing times of intense political instability and turmoil, culminating in president Dilma Roussef’s impeachment. Views on our current situation are conflicting, so today’s post seeks to clarify some points surrounding the political scenario in the country and keep…

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