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Financial problems in Portuguese – Part II Posted by on Sep 24, 2021

Saudações a todos! Como está o setembro de vocês? Last week we talked a little bit about some problemas financeiros (money problems) that a person might face in life. Now we move on to part two, with a few more terms and examples so that you can discuss your situação financeira in Portuguese with confidence. Let’s hit…

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Talking about financial problems in Portuguese Posted by on Sep 14, 2021

Boa dia a todos! Brazil has a complicated relationship with money. Home to one of the world’s biggest desigualdade econômica (income gap), the country has always been grappling with pobreza (poverty). And in a scenario where a pandemic hit the global economy on a large escale, many people perderam seus empregos (lost their jobs) or…

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Renting a place in Portuguese Posted by on Jul 22, 2021

Boa tarde, caros leitores! Good afternoon, dear readers! If you are currently living or plan on moving to a Portuguese-speaking country, chances are you had to learn a few things about how it works to alugar um imóvel (rent a property). I have lived in several places abroad and I know how stressful it can…

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Life beyond rice and beans Posted by on May 17, 2021

[A vida além do arroz e feijão] Olá, prezados leitores! I hope you’re com fome (hungry)! Our text today will go over a key ingredient in culinária brasileira (Brazilian cuisine), beans. A household staple across the country, this vegetable is not only part of our culture, but also of the economy. Just so have an…

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2020 highlights in Brazil Posted by on Dec 14, 2020

Bom dia a todos! Happy December to all readers! As the last semanas (weeks) of 2020 finally roll in, it is time to think back on all the major events that took place in Brazil in what can only be described as a very eventful ano (year). So buckle up, as we break this down…

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Brazil’s newest banknote Posted by on Sep 30, 2020

Good morning to all readers! Bom dia a todos os leitores! Today’s topic is a major attention-grabber: dinheiro (money)! Have you been keeping up with the notícias (news) in Brazil over the past few months? If the answer is yes, then you probably must have heard about the new banknote valor (denomination) that has taken…

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Coronavirus in Brazil Posted by on Apr 24, 2020

Boa tarde a todos! Good afternoon, everyone! Regardless of which country you live, the medidas (measures) for preventing the new coronavirus seem to be the same everywhere: social distance, reduced services and businesses, basic personal hygiene, quarantine if not lockdown. These measures were suggested by the World Health Organization and there is already overwhelming evidence…

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