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The “né” and “tá” in Portuguese Posted by on Jan 31, 2017

Olá, pessoal! Hi, people! Last week we learned about the idiom pois é in Portuguese. (Here is the link, in case you missed it: https://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/the-pois-e-in-portuguese/ ). Now we are going to see other colloquial expressions that we Brazilians use all the time, mostly in spoken language or online. I’m talking about né and tá. NÉ…

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The “pois é” in Portuguese Posted by on Jan 28, 2017

Olá a todos! Hey, all! When you come into contact with Portuguese, you will definitely come across the interjection pois é. The pois é is a very common term in Portuguese to convey confirmation and resignation. It is normally used in informal conversations, small talk, etc as a way to give a positive reinforcement in…

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Brazilian Youtubers Posted by on Jan 25, 2017

Youtubers Brasileiros Oi, pessoa! Hi, everyone! Como vai a semana de vocês? How is your week going? How do you usually passa seu tempo (spend your time) online? Many pessoas (people) like to follow blogs and watch Youtube videos to learn algo (something), get lifestyle tips our simply for diversão (fun). In Brazil, Youtube is…

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Summer vocab Posted by on Jan 22, 2017

Vocabulário de verão Ei, gente! Hey, guys! How is your janeiro (January) going? If you happen to be in Brazil or in any country in the Southern hemisphere, you’re probably dealing with the altas temperaturas (high temperatures) of summer. As you probably imagine, Brazil is a great lugar (place) to spend the verão (summer), with…

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[2016 Retrospective] – Part II Posted by on Jan 11, 2017

Olá pessoal! Hey, guys! Como está a semana de vocês? How is your week going? We now move on to our second part of the 2016 retrospective! Here is the link to the first section, in case you missed it: https://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/2016-retrospective-part-i/ Zika In 2016, the Aedes aegypti mosquito apareceu (appeared) like never before in the national…

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[2016 Retrospective] – Part I Posted by on Jan 9, 2017

Hey, everyone! Olá a todos! Feliz 2017 – Happy 2017 2016 – Que ano! What a year! Ano passado (last year) certainly had its share of memorable events, from the glorious olympics to a turbulent political crisis, entre outros (among other). So let’s take a look at this 2016 retrospective para lembrar (to remember) the most…

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