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Archive for July, 2018

Portuguese listening/reading practice – Brasileiro não é nacionalidade, é profissão Posted by on Jul 30, 2018

Olá, pessoal! Hey, guys! It is time for our monthly reading and listening comprehension activity. Today’s selected text is entitled Brasileiro não é nacionalidade, é profissão (Brazilian is not a nationality, it’s a profession), by writer and comedian Gregório Duvivier. It discusses an interesting peculiarity of the word Brasileiro (Brazilian) in Portuguese. Unlike most nationalities…

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Brazilian samba – João Nogueira Posted by on Jul 29, 2018

Boa noite, meu povo! Good evening, my people! Estão afim de ouvir um sambinha? Are you the the mood for a little samba? That samba music likes to rejoice and get the blues based on cantar (singing) all night long, watering everything down with a lot of cerveja (beer) and cachaça, is not new for…

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Brazilian food: feijão tropeiro Posted by on Jul 21, 2018

Boa noite, leitores! Good evening, readers! Estão com fome? Are you hungry? How about some feijão (beans)? Beans are a staple in any Brazilian home and we eat it on a daily basis. One of the most traditional almoço (lunch) meal here in the country consists of feijão com arroz (rice and beans), usually accompanied by…

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13 facts about Friday the 13th in Portuguese Posted by on Jul 13, 2018

Uuuh, are you guys feeling sortudos (lucky) today? You had better be, because today is sexta-feira treze (Friday the 13th) and some people may be feeling a little supersticiosas (superstitious). How about you? There are many legends and grim events surrounding this supposed dia amaldiçoado (cursed day). But what are its origins and why is…

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YouTube channels about sports in Portuguese Posted by on Jul 10, 2018

Canais do YouTube sobre esportes em português Oi, pessoal! Hey, guys! Brazilians did not get the week off to a good start. As you may have heard, if you have been keeping up with sports new, our team was unfortunately eliminated from the 2018 World Cup last Friday. Now it is time to put down…

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Soccer fans vocabulary Posted by on Jul 1, 2018

Vocabulário para torcedores em português Olá, queridos leitores! Hello, dear readers! This month, we already had two posts here on the blog covering vocabulary about soccer because of the Copa do mundo (World Cup) taking place right now in Russia. If you have not read it yet, it is worth taking a look, because in…

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