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Portuguese reading practice: Olavo de Carvalho and the coronavirus Posted by on Feb 29, 2020

Olavo de Carvalho e presidente Bolsonaro

Olá, pessoal! Hello, everybody! February is drawing to an end and I must say I’m growing a little tired of this ceaseless coronavirus talk (and by that I mostly mean the desinformation around it). However, since the topic seems to be unavoidable, we might as well embrace it with a little humour. So our Portuguese…

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Brazilian states: Pernambuco Posted by on Feb 28, 2020

Bom dia, amigos leitores! Good morning, dear readers! Já estão recuperados do carnaval? Have you already recovered from the carnival? Well, we are still in the party mood, so in this text from our series on the Brazilian states, it’s time to talk about Pernambuco. Forget about Rio de Janeiro for now, as this state…

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How to use ‘passar’ in Portuguese Posted by on Feb 11, 2020

Olá amigos leitores! Hello, reader and friends! Are you ready to learn a little more about the Portuguese language? In today’s text we are going to work on several collocations for the verb passar, which is definitely one of the richest and most plural in Brazil. So we are going to clarify its most common…

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