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Archive for January, 2018

Portuguese listening/reading practice – Meditação e foco no macarrão Posted by on Jan 30, 2018

[Prática de escuta e leitura em Português] Olá, pessoal! Hello, guys! January is up, so it’s time to practice our reading and listening skills! Today’s text is entitled “Meditação e foco no macarrão” (Meditation and focus on the spaghetti) by Brazilian writer and journalist Antônio Prata. He talks about relaxing, anxiety and social media, so…

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Some reflexive verbs in Portuguese Posted by on Jan 26, 2018

Ei, pessoal! Hey, guys? Como estão se sentindo hoje? How are you feeling today? We use reflexive verbs when the subject and the object of a sentence refer to the same person, that is, the agent both performs and receives the action. For example: Se apresente para o grupo | Introduce yourself to the group…

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[Brazilian music] – Aquarela do Brasil Posted by on Jan 20, 2018

Boa tarde, meu povo! Good afternoon, my people! Estão no clima para um samba? Are you in the mood for some samba? One of the most popular and iconic músicas (songs) to talk about our country is the legendary Aquarela do Brasil. You have probably ouviu (heard) it before even if you’re not Brazilian! It…

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[Portuguese verb tenses] – The future with the verb ‘ir’ Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

Boa tarde, leitores! Good afternood, readers! Como estão? How are you? It is janeiro (january), which means most of us are still hopeful and excited about our resoluções de ano novo (New Year’s resolution). Whether you plan it is to lose weight, work less, travel more or study more Portuguese, all of these decisions involve…

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[2017 Retrospective] – Part II Posted by on Jan 11, 2018

Olá, queridos leitores! Hello, dear readers! Here is part two of our 2017 retrospectiva. Estou prontos? Are you ready? So brace yourselves for some more! Cenário político brasileiro | Brazilian political scene It is hard to pick among the many scandals envolving Brazilians politicians that transpired in Brazil this year. From a mysterious plane crash…

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[2017 Retrospective] – Part I Posted by on Jan 8, 2018

Hey, everyone! Olá a todos! Feliz 2018 – Happy 2018 2017 foi um ano e tanto. 2017 was quite a year. Some believe that it was um ano (a year) of extremes. So let’s take these first moments of janeiro (january) to look closer into the events that shook the país (country), made the headlines…

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