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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – O primeiro dia Posted by on May 31, 2017

[Atividade de escuta e leitura em Português] Olá, galera! Hey, you guys! Today we are going to practice some listening and reading skills. We are going over the text “O Primeiro Dia” (The First Day) extracted from the short story collection Comédias Brasileiras de Verão (Brazilian Summer Comedies) by beloved Brazilian author and comedian Luís Fernando…

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Word order in Portuguese Posted by on May 28, 2017

Ordem das palavras em Português Olá, gente! Hey, guys! Like in English, the word order in Portuguese follows the organization: Sujeito > Verbo > Objeto | Subject > Verb > Object. But, of course, there are some slight differences. Not to worry, though! Today we’ll cover how the word order works in Portuguese. That way…

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Museu de Arte de São Paulo Posted by on May 25, 2017

Olá, galera! Hey, everyone! The dazzling cidade (city) of São Paulo is Brazil’s wealthiest, largest and most populous metropole. As such, a lot can be expected from its major museum, the São Paulo Art Museum (Museu de Arte de São Paulo), also conhecido (known) as MASP. MASP is a leading Brazilian cultural institution and an…

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Bilingual books Posted by on May 19, 2017

[Livros Bilíngues] Ei pessoal! Hey, guys! Reading texts in a língua estrangeira (foreign language) is a great exercise to reach fluency. Therefore, literature has a significant role in this sense, because it ajuda (helps) in the process of acquiring vocabulary and it develops habilidades de leitura (reading skills). For some, reading livros (books) in a…

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[Brazilian Music] – Belchior Posted by on May 12, 2017

[Música Brasileira] – Belchior Last week we said adeus (goodbye) to Antônio Carlos Gomes Belchior Fontenelle Fernandes, conhecido (known) simply as Belchior, a Brazilian music icon from the state Ceará, in the northeastern Brazil. One of our country’s most beloved artists, the 70-year old Belchior passed away on April 30th of natural causes due…

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[Work-related words] – Part II Posted by on May 7, 2017

[Palavras relacionadas a trabalho] – Parte II Oi, gente! Hey guys! Today we resume our previous labor-day post and learn some more words related to work: negócios – business Às vezes é preciso se arriscar no mundo dos negócios (Sometimes it is necessary to take risks in the business world) férias – vacation Onde você…

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