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Archive for March, 2018

Brazilian currency Posted by on Mar 31, 2018

Boa noite, meus queridos! Good evening, my dear! When in Brazil, you will definitely want to try our delicious local food and drinks, ride the public transportation to go to lots of different places, visit museums, parks, maybe buy the papers to check the news and even take a break from all that action to grab…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – O Hippie da Corrida Posted by on Mar 29, 2018

Prática de escuta e leitura em Português Oi, meus leitores! Hi, my readers! Como está a saúde de vocês? How is your health doing? Today’s listening and reading practice features a text by Brazilian Folha de São Paulo journalist Sérgio Xavier about health habits, work, nutritionists and running. Hope you have a good time reading…

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Easter recipes – Bacalhau Posted by on Mar 26, 2018

Receitas de páscoa – Bacalhau Boa noite, meus queridos! Good evening, my dear! The semana santa (Holy Week), one of the main religious feriados (holidays) that observe a ressureição de Cristo (Christ’s resurrection), starts this quinta-feira (Thursday). Festive dates and comida (food) are always related, so celebrating Páscoa (Easter) means gathering with friends and family for…

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First day of fall Posted by on Mar 21, 2018

Primeiro dia de outono Boa tarde leitores! Good afternoon, readers! Is it just me or is it getting colder? Yesterday was the first day of outono (fall), meaning summer is finally over in Brazil (and in the Southern hemisphere as a whole), so whoever needs a much-deserved break from the hot weather can start celebrating!…

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Carnaval de Pernambuco Posted by on Mar 20, 2018

Carnaval de Pernambuco

The state of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil is home to some of the most traditional and massive Carnaval celebrations out there. In the colorful colonial town of Olinda, you’ll see the famous bonecos gigantes parading through the streets as people dance to frevo music. A few miles away in the capital of Recife, the biggest…

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How to use the word ‘que’ in Portuguese Posted by on Mar 14, 2018

Como usar a palavra ‘que’ in Português [Como usar a palavra ‘que’ em Português] Bom dia a todos, como estão? Good morning to all, how are you doing? Que dia lindo! What a beautiful day! The word que in Portuguese has many different meanings and functions. It can work as an interrogative pronoun: O que vamos…

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Celebrating Carnaval in Brazil Posted by on Mar 12, 2018

Celebrating Carnaval in Brazil

Bom dia a todos! Meu nome é Sasha. Eu sou dos Estados Unidos. Sorry but I don’t have much more Portuguese in my arsenal. I’m an English teacher and a blogger on the Spanish and Chinese pages. I also run Grateful Gypsies with my lovely wife. I recently had my first experience with the Portuguese-speaking world as…

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