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Going to school in Portuguese – Part I Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

Boa noite a todos! Good evening to all! Fevereiro (February) is about to be over, meaning that, in Brazil, students have been back to school for about a month (except for most federal universities, whose classes resume in march). Here, the school year begins in the first week of fevereiro and end around the second…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – O filme da sua vida Posted by on Feb 27, 2018

Prática de escuta e leitura em Português Bom dia, leitores! Good morning, readers! Today’s listening and reading practice will cover a text by Brazilian comedian and cartoonist Reinaldo Figueiredo, called O filme da sua vida (The movie of your life). His text talks about a passenger whose avião (plane) is about to crash and then…

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Carnaval 2018 – The Paraíso do Tuiuti samba school parade Posted by on Feb 25, 2018

Boa tarde a todos! Good afternoon to all! Whoever attended or watched the desfile das escolas de samba (samba schools parade) this year was able to realize that the Brazilian carnival is not just about festa e alegria (party and joy)! In this edition, dissatisfactions with Brazilian politics left the ruas (streets) and the internet…

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2018 Carnaval hits Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

Olá, queridos leitores! Hello, dear readers! Even though the folia (revelry) from Carnaval is unfortunately over now, the major hits that have been playing regularly throughout the celebration still have a lasting hold on its ouvintes (listeners). If you weren’t able to spend your Carnaval days enjoying the festa (party) here in Brazil, you can…

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Getting drunk in Portuguese – Part II Posted by on Feb 18, 2018

Bom dia, meus leitores! Good morning, my readers! Today we are going to cover the second part of our drinking slang in Portuguese. Let’s do this? Saúde! Cheers! passar da conta – to exaggerate, to drink too much Acho que passei da conta, preciso de uma aspirina | I think I’ve had too much, I…

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Getting drunk in Portuguese – Part I Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Se embebedando em português – Parte I Olá, leitores! Hello, readers! Today is Ash Wednesday, meaning that Brazil over the past week was bursting with Carnaval joy. Millions of people crowded the streets to celebrate, dance, listen to music and, of course, get our booze on. So no day better than this one to introduce…

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