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The Edge of Democracy Posted by on Jul 12, 2019

If you have been acompanhando (keeping up with) the recent political history of Brazil knows that it is quite troubled and hard to entender (understand). Even Brazilians find it difficult to find explanations for how the country has mudou (changed) so much in such a short period of time, polarizing a sociedade (society) between groups…

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13 facts about Friday the 13th in Portuguese Posted by on Jul 13, 2018

Uuuh, are you guys feeling sortudos (lucky) today? You had better be, because today is sexta-feira treze (Friday the 13th) and some people may be feeling a little supersticiosas (superstitious). How about you? There are many legends and grim events surrounding this supposed dia amaldiçoado (cursed day). But what are its origins and why is…

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[Brazilian cinema] – Ilha das Flores Posted by on Dec 12, 2017

Olá a todos! Hello everyone! Como vai o dezembro de vocês? How is your december going? Today’s post will take no more than dez (10) minutes of your time: our topic is the short-movie Ilha das Flores (Island of Flowers), written and directed by Brazilian filmmaker Jorge Furtado. As an award-winning, highly-acclaimed work, it is…

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[2016 Retrospective] – Part I Posted by on Jan 9, 2017

Hey, everyone! Olá a todos! Feliz 2017 – Happy 2017 2016 – Que ano! What a year! Ano passado (last year) certainly had its share of memorable events, from the glorious olympics to a turbulent political crisis, entre outros (among other). So let’s take a look at this 2016 retrospective para lembrar (to remember) the most…

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[Brazilian Series] Posted by on Dec 16, 2016

Séries Brasileiras Oi, pessoal! Hey, everyone! Thanks to the rise of current digital media and streaming services, we are agora (now) living a modern golden age of television. Many critically-acclaimed television shows rose to success thanks to the overall improvement of quality and popularity provided by these new tempos (times). Ultimately, it hard to know…

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[Brazilian Cinema] – Part V Posted by on Jul 18, 2016

Semana passada (Last week) Brazil lost one of its greatest artists: the filmmaker Hector Babenco, who passed away on July 13th. Born in 1946 in Argentina, Babenco mudou-se (moved) to our country at the idade (age) of 19, and was naturalized a Brazilian citizen shortly after. His remarkable career amounts to onze (eleven) feature…

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Brazilian Cinema – Part IV Posted by on Apr 15, 2016

Oi, gente! Hey, everybody! Wondering about what to assistir (watch) over the fim de semana (weekend)? I’ve got a few tips para vocês (for you)! You’ve probably heard about movies like The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), Dark Water (2005) and On The Road (2012). But talvez (perhaps) not all of you sabem (know) that these works…

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