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Podcast: False cognates Posted by on Aug 31, 2010

Filipe Durães

Download this podcast: Hello, you’re listening to the Transparent Language Portuguese Blog Podcast. My name is Filipe Durães and in this episode I’ll talk about False Cognates. False friends or false cognates are typically derived from the Latin words that appear in different languages with similar spelling and therefore have the same origin, but…

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Podcast: Different meanings of the word “trabalho” Posted by on Aug 24, 2010

André Barbosa

Download it: Hello, you’re listening to the Transparent Language Portuguese Blog Podcast. My name is André Barbosa and in this episode I’ll talk about different meanings of the word “trabalho”. “Trabalho” literally means work. The professional, productive and/or creative activity. Now let’s see how some words can modify the meaning of “trabalho”. The first…

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Brazilian people and the World Cup Posted by on Jun 18, 2010

Hey everyone. The World Cup is going on and Brazilians are just crazy about it, at least most of us. Check out this video I made about how my city (Montes Claros – Minas Gerais)  is turning green and yellow and also some reactions to Brazil’s first game. Is this different from your country?

Basic soccer/football vocabulary Posted by on May 20, 2010

As the World Cup is about to kick off it’s time to learn or look over some basic soccer vocabulary. I hope the list below can get you warmed up and ready to play the game. Vocabulary: Futebol – Soccer/football Time – Team Seleção (brasileira) – (Brazil’s) National team   Jogador – Player Juiz/árbitro –…

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A soccer match! Posted by on Apr 30, 2010

The World Cup is coming soon and I wanted to share with you a very interesting song by the band “Skank” about soccer. Lyrics: É uma partida de futebo, by Skank. Bola na trave não altera o placar Bola na área sem ninguém pra cabecear Bola na rede pra fazer o gol Quem não sonhou…

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Wrong or right? Posted by on Apr 25, 2010

If you’re an intermediate or advanced speaker of Portuguese you may have already noticed that spoken Portuguese differs a lot from written Portuguese. Some people say that many popular ways of using the language is wrong while some others say it’s simply the way that the natural evolution of the language takes. A very popular…

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Brazil and MMA Posted by on Apr 21, 2010

Martial arts are very popular nowadays and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is spreading worldwide since it started about 20 years ago. What does that have to do with Brazil though? Here is it: Brazilian fighters are among the best fighters in the whole world. Names like Anderson “The spider” Silva, Maurício “Shogun” Ruas, Lyoto “The…

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