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Brazil’s money bill’s new appearance Posted by on Feb 25, 2010

If you are used to Brazil’s money bills, prepare to say goodbye to them. Starting in April they will begin being replaced by new ones. The currency, Real, will remain the same. Only the design and size of the bills will be different. The main reason behind this change is for security matters. The new…

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Traffic in Brazil Posted by on Feb 19, 2010

If you have traveled around Brazil and spent some time in traffic you must know that driving here might not be a good experience, depending where and when. In times such as the carnival traffic jams are much worse and with many people drinking and driving accidents increase significantly. Looking on the bright side of…

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First time meeting questions Posted by on Feb 1, 2010

Talking to people on the Internet to learn a language is probably the next best thing if you can’t go abroad. That’s why I’m providing you with 10 useful phrases to use when you meet a new person on the Internet. Be sure to wait for the right moment before asking for personal information as…

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Idioms illustrated Posted by on Jan 27, 2010

The funny thing about idioms is that sometimes its literal meaning is totally absurd and non-sense. That is visible in “Pequeno dicionário ilustrado de expressões idiomáticas” – “The little idioms illustrated dictionary”. Below you can see a couple of the images: Sem pé nem cabeça                 Pagando o pato To check more images visit http://imasters.uol.com.br/artigo/3220 Check…

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Laugh and learn Posted by on Jan 20, 2010

The science of language acquisition has already proven that people tend to learn more and better in a relaxed environment and with funny material. That’s why I’m gonna talk about comedy in Brazil. More specifically about standup comedy. Brazilians are famous for being a happy people and having good sense of humor. However this kind…

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