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New Year’s Eve Fashion in Brazil Posted by on Dec 26, 2011

In Brazil, we traditionally wear white on New Year’s eve. Why white? Because white symbolizes harmony, balance, and can be used to purify energies for a peaceful new year! Both men and women alike will wear different white or gold outfits according to the celebration they attend…

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Brazilian Christmas Songs Posted by on Dec 19, 2011

It’s almost that time again! I love Christmas music. In any language. One thing I do like more about Brazilian Christmas songs that are popular amongst children and well, everyone, is that they’re more focused on what Christmas is actually about and not just Santa Claus, Mistletoe, and Snow (despite the lack of snow here…

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Clarice Lispector – Brazilian Author’s Memory Celebrated Posted by on Dec 10, 2011

Had she lived to this day, Clarice Lispector (1920-1977), Brazilian literary genius, would have turned 91. There were celebrations all over the country in honor of her work. Born in the Ukraine, her family moved to Brazil at a young age, where they eventually settled in Pergnambuco, and years later, she became a Brazilian citizen…

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Movie Title Translations in Portuguese Posted by on Nov 25, 2011

Filmes Clássicos

Since I grew up in the US, I rarely know international movie names here in Brazil. Sometimes even when I go to the movie theater, I’ll even get confused because I won’t know what tickets to ask for because I looked the movie up in English on a movie critic site or something. And the…

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Quick and Easy Recipes – Culinária Rápida Posted by on Nov 22, 2011

A couple of my friends have started a great blog and youtube channel called Culinária Rápida, where they post quick and easy recipes, mostly for Brazilian dishes or just popular dishes in Brazil! Here’s a quick recipe for home made mayonnaise – Video first and recipe below! Receita de Maionese Caseira, Deliciosa! Saiba como fazer…

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Happy Birthday & Parabéns! Posted by on Nov 14, 2011

Today’s my birthday!! \o/ I love birthdays because they’re a great excuse to get all my friends together in one place and be happy (although lately I’ve been trying to not think of the getting older thing…), don’t you think? We’ve gone over how to say happy birthday in Portuguese and how to sing happy birthday…

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Fun Brazilian Tumblrs to Follow Posted by on Nov 4, 2011

Have you all been keeping up with other blogs besides Transparent to learn Portuguese? No? Well, a fun quick way is through Tumblogs, that have fun catchy phrases and lyrics or text in both English and Portuguese.   Here are a few I recommend! Exaltatumblr This blog has funny images with lyrics to popular songs…

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