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Brazilian states: Amazonas 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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Brazilian states: Goiás Posted by on Aug 10, 2020

Olá, amigos leitores! Hello, dear readers! Today we are moving forward with our series on estados brasileiros (Brazilian states). To celebrate reaching the 10th text on the theme, let’s focus on a place that permeates popular Brazilian song imaginary: the state of Goiás. Located in the central-west region, right next to the federal district where…

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Brazilian states: Espírito Santo Posted by on Jul 13, 2020

Olá, queridos leitores! Hello, dear readers! Let me ask you something: do you like comidas saborosas, lazer, serras e praias (appetizing food, leisure, mountains and beaches)? So do we! And today, returning to our series about estados brasileiros (Brazilian states), we will talk about this hidden gem located in the sudeste do país (southeast of…

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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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Brazilian states: Paraná Posted by on Apr 30, 2020

Olá, amigos leitores! Hey, dear readers! How well do you know the estados brasileiros (Brazilian states)? Well, given these unusual times we are currently living in, chances are it might be a while before anyone is able to viajar (travel) and visit the lugares (places) on your wishlist. But we can still take this time…

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