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[Brazilian Food] – Holiday menu Posted by on Dec 28, 2016

[Comida Brasileira] – Cardápio de fim de ano Boas festas a todos! Happy holidays, everyone! How are the celebrations going so far? Brazil is known for its great parties, and the end of the year couldn’t be any different. And as you know, every great party means great food. Christmas and New Year’s festivities are normally centered…

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Christmas vocab Posted by on Dec 25, 2016

Vocabulário de natal Feliz natal a todos! Merry Christmas, everyone! How was your natal (christmas)? Did you celebrate a lot? Today we’ll learn some basic Christmas words so you can practice while you party: cartão – card Minha avó envia um cartão para mim com mensagens de paz todos os anos (My grandmother sends me…

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The verb ‘ficar’ in Portuguese Posted by on Dec 21, 2016

O verbo ‘ficar’ em português Olá, gente! Hey, you guys! Have you ever come across the word “ficar”? If so, you may have noticed that is very common in Brazil and we use it constantly. But it doesn’t always mean the same thing! Like in English, Portuguese has many versatile verbs that have multiple meanings…

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[Brazilian Series] Posted by on Dec 16, 2016

Séries Brasileiras Oi, pessoal! Hey, everyone! Thanks to the rise of current digital media and streaming services, we are agora (now) living a modern golden age of television. Many critically-acclaimed television shows rose to success thanks to the overall improvement of quality and popularity provided by these new tempos (times). Ultimately, it hard to know…

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[False Friends in Portuguese] – Part II Posted by on Dec 11, 2016

Falsos amigos em português – Parte dois Hey, everyone! Olá, gente! Last post we saw the first part of our false cognates lesson. Let’s move on to the second section? Pular – to jump | To pull – puxar O gato pulou em cima da mesa (The cat jumped on the table) Mãe! O Mateus…

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[False Friends in Portuguese] – Part I Posted by on Dec 4, 2016

Falsos amigos em Português Portuguese, like other languages such as French, Italian and Spanish, comes from Latin. So they are from the same família (family). Many words in English also have Latin origins, so you can identify that influence in a lot of nouns, adjectives and terms. This means that a large number of words…

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