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Archive for April, 2017

[Work-related words] – Part 1 Posted by on Apr 30, 2017

[Palavras relacionadas a trabalho] – Parte 1 Olá a todos! Hello everyone! As you all know, May 1rst is labor day, or as we say in Brazil, dia do trabalho. It is a date celebrated all over the world, and it is an official holiday in many places. Here, it is also known as the…

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[10 most important verbs in Portuguese] Part II Posted by on Apr 29, 2017

[Os dez verbos mais importantes em Português] Parte II IR – TO GO eu vou você vai ele/ela vai nós vamos vocês vão eles/elas vão Onde vocês vão? (Where are you going?) Elas vão para Maceió nas férias (They are going to Maceió on their vacation) Estou cansado, vamos embora (I’m tired, let’s go) Muitas…

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[10 most important verbs in Portuguese] Part I Posted by on Apr 25, 2017

[Os dez verbos mais importantes em Português] Parte I Olá, gente! Hello, everyone! To become fluid in Portuguese, learning verbs is a major part of your learning. To help you out, I have made a selection with the ten most important verbs in Portuguese. Below you can find a list with our most frequently used verbs, their…

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[Brazilian Literature] – The history of samba Posted by on Apr 21, 2017

“Quem não gosta de Samba, bom sujeito não é” [Those who don’t like samba are not good people] Oi, galera! Hey, everyone! This is a post about Brazilian literature, but it may just as well fall under our [Brazilian Music] heading. Today we’ll talk about Lira Neto’s newest release Uma história do Samba: as origens…

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Easter in Brazil Posted by on Apr 15, 2017

Páscoa no Brasil Oi, pessoal! Hi, all! Como está a páscoa de vocês? How is your easter going? Even though this week many Christian countries are celebrating páscoa (easter), each place has its specific costumes (customs). So today we will take a look at some cultural traditions during this feriado (holiday) in Brazil. Easter primarily…

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[Travel vocabulary] – Part II Posted by on Apr 8, 2017

[Vocabulário sobre viagem] – Parte II: Hospedagem Now that you’ve learned how to communicate at the airport, it’s also a good idea to know some words and expressions related to accomodation, right? Take a look below: Hotel – Hotel Escolhi um hotel perto da praia para não precisar andar muito (I chose a hotel near…

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[Travel vocabulary] – Part I Posted by on Apr 1, 2017

Oi, gente! Como estão as coisas? Hey, everyone! How is it going? Even though large cosmopolitan cities and tourist destinations may have people who either fluently speak or understand it reasonably, English is not exactly widely spoken in Brazil. Researches claim that only 5% of the population has advanced language skills in English. So, if…

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