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Brazilian states: Amapá Posted by on Nov 30, 2020

“Do Oiapoque ao Chuí” (From Oiapoque to Chuí). This is a very typical saying in Brazil that is used to refer to something which extends throughout the national territory. Oiapoque and Chuí are two cidades (cities) located at the very opposite extremos (edges) of our country, the first in the northernmost of Amapá, and the…

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Brazilian states: Amazon Posted by on Oct 21, 2020

Olá, amigos leitores. Hello, dear readers. I would like you to imagine a territory of approximately 1.5 million square kilometers, which is more than twice the tamanho (size) of the state of Texas or the area of France, Spain, Sweden and Greece combined. Kinda big isn’t it? And this is the size of the maior…

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Brazilian states: Mato Grosso do Sul Posted by on Sep 21, 2020

Olá, amigos leitores! Hello, dear readers! Vocês já ouviram falar do Mato Grosso do Sul? Have you heard of Mato Grosso do Sul? This might not be a household name to many of you, but you probably heard of Pantanal, right? As part of our ongoing series on estados brasileiros (Brazilian states), today is Mato…

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The Brumadinho disaster Posted by on Feb 11, 2019

[Desastre em Brumadinho] It was November 2015 when tragedy broke down in Brazil after a barragem (dam) holding waste from an iron ore mine rompeu (collapsed) in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Three years have gone by an nothing seems to have changed, as we now deal with yet another dam collapse, this time…

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First day of fall Posted by on Mar 21, 2018

Primeiro dia de outono Boa tarde leitores! Good afternoon, readers! Is it just me or is it getting colder? Yesterday was the first day of outono (fall), meaning summer is finally over in Brazil (and in the Southern hemisphere as a whole), so whoever needs a much-deserved break from the hot weather can start celebrating!…

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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – Sobre cães e gatos Posted by on Aug 31, 2017

Ei, pessoal! Hi, everyone! This month’s Portuguese listening and reading practice is a text entitled Sobre cães e Gatos (About Cats and Dogs) by Portuguese comedian Ricard Araújo Pereira. It talks about the difference between the two animals and their relation to their owners and humans in general. I hope you like it! Let’s remember…

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Inhotim Posted by on Nov 20, 2016

Olá, gente! Hello, you guys! Earlier esse ano (this year), we talked about museums in Rio de Janeiro that you shouldn’t miss. Now it’s time for you to get to know the amazing Inhotim. palavras-chave/key words: arte (art), museu (museum), contemporânea (contemporary), parque (park), natureza (nature), obra (artwork) Inhotim is o maior (the largest) open air…

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