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Archive for August, 2018

Crisis in Venezuela Posted by on Aug 31, 2018

Boa noite a todos! Good evening to all. Have you been keeping up with the notícias (news) lately? If you have, you probably heard about the current crise migratória (migration crisis) that has been taking place in Venezuela over the past few anos (years). This is decidedly the largest crisis of refugiados (refugees) recorded in…

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Cell phone vocab in Portuguese – Part II Posted by on Aug 27, 2018

Alô? Quem fala? Hello? Who is this? Last week we started going over useful terms related to smartphones in English. Now let’s get to part II! notificação – notification Acabei de receber a notificação de que alguém está me seguindo no Instagram – I just got a notification that someone is following me on Instagram…

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Cell phone vocab in Portuguese Posted by on Aug 24, 2018

Olá, caros leitores! Hello, dear readers! Question for you: are you reading this on your computer or your phone? Either way, it is undeniable that we use our phones all the time for a variety of purposes, be it for reading work-related e-mails, chatting with friends, reading the news, using social media, playing games, getting…

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What is Ursal? Posted by on Aug 21, 2018

Boa noite, pessoal! Good evening, everyone! Nothing better to understand a country’s estado atual (current state) than the memes it has been producing. The truth is that, other than having a comic effect, some memes also tend to work as a radar for assuntos do momento (present issues). Brazil’s latest meme is related to something…

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Nenhum x Nem um Posted by on Aug 10, 2018

Boa noite, leitores! Good evening, reader! How is your Portuguese learning process going? Estudando muito ou nem um pouco (studying hard or not even a little)? Bom, não tem nenhum lugar melhor do que esse blog para ajudar vocês (well, there is no place like this blog to help you)! All jokes aside, I’m sure…

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Brazilian comic strips – André Dahmer Posted by on Aug 5, 2018

Boa tarde, leitores! Good afternoon, readers! Who remembers fighting over the comic strip section of the newspaper over breakfast? Truth is, most of us enjoy reading tirinhas (comic strips) because they are fun, humorous and short, which makes for a great, easy-to-read experience. Reading tirinhas in a foreign language can a be a very enjoyable…

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