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Women’s day special: Brazil’s most celebrated female author Posted by on Mar 15, 2021

Olá, amigos leitores! Segunda-feira passada (last Monday) was Dia Internacional das Mulheres (International Women’s Day) in many countries around the world. And to honor all the women in our lives, our text today will celebrate a maior escritora brasileira (the greatest Brazilian writer) and one of the most important names in 20th century world literature…

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Brazilian author sold out in the US a day after book release Posted by on Jun 23, 2020

“I debated for a time as to whether I ought to open these memoirs at the beginning or at the end-that is, if I would start out with my birth or with my death. Granting that the common practice may be to begin with one’s birth, two considerations led me to adopt a different method…

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Brazilian states: Ceará Posted by on May 31, 2020

Sol (sun), calor (warm weather), mar (ocean), montanhas (mountains), falésias (cliffs), comida fresca e saborosa (fresh and tasty food), pessoas acolhedoras (kind people). For many, these are the perfect ingredients for great férias (holidays), and they can all be found in state of Ceará. Back to our series in which we explore the estados brasileiros…

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Dia Mundial da Língua Portuguesa Posted by on May 3, 2020

As of November 2019, UNESCO officially declared May 5th as the Dia Mundial da Língua Portuguesa (International Portuguese Language Day) also known as Dia da Lusofonia. This means that, this week, we will the celebrating this important date to express our deep appreciation and pride for our língua materna (mother tongue) for the first time. A…

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Ways to boost your Portuguese over the quarantine Posted by on Mar 24, 2020

Olá a todos. Hi everyone. Our previous post went over some dicas de prevenção (prevention tips) to help people stay seguras (safe) during these disruptive coronavirus days. As most coutries have been stepping up restrictions to manage the outbreak and curb the propagação (spread) of the doença (disease). One of these measures include declaring quarantine…

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Who will sign Chico Buarque’s literary prize? Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

Brazil is just one of many countries that has Portuguese as its lingua materna (native language). In addition to Portugal, several other African and even Asian countries speak variations of the language, which, due to its regional and continental diversity, comprises a wide range of sotaques (accents), palavras (words) and expressões (idioms). To unite these…

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The metaphors of our Minister Posted by on Jun 11, 2019

Bom dia, queridos leitores! Como têm passado? Good morning, dear readers! How have you been lately?  Metaphors are a figure of speech that create new significados (meanings) through comparisons and analogies. They funcionam (work) very well in the literature, in poetry and in the arts when you want to express something. But do they work…

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