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A foreigner’s experience in Brazil – An interview II Posted by on Mar 31, 2019

Olá a todos! Hello to all! Como vocês têm passado? How have you been doing? As Portuguese learners, it is likely that some of you have considered the possibility of coming to Brazil someday. Some of you might even be already. If so, what is it like? Based on this curiosity, I have conducted a…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – Bolsonaro terá supervisão de um adulto Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

Olá, leitores! Hello, readers! Today’s listening and reading practice features a text by Brazilian journalist Renato Terra named Bolsonaro terá supervisão de um adulto (Bolsonaro will have adult supervision). He writes a weekly satirical column about Brazil’s current political issues. This one talks about President Jair Bolsonaro’s most recent Twitter blunder about Carnival. Check out…

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Brazilian News: The Mangueira Samba school parade and the murder of Marielle Franco Posted by on Mar 15, 2019

March 14th. What used to be customary date in the Brazilian calendar is now a day of tristeza, luta e resistência política (sadness, struggle, political resistance) of minorities and progressive movements in the social field. It was on that date, in the ano (year) 2018, that the vereadora (councilwoman) of the city of Rio de…

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