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Words ending in oso/osa in Portuguese Posted by on Oct 28, 2018

Boa tarde, leitores! Good afternoon, readers! Today is dia das eleições (election day) in Brazil, so millions of Brazilians are heading to polls with hope for the next four years in our country. Although many are fearing that the future might be tenebroso. But we will be talking more about that in future posts, once…

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Nenhum x Nem um Posted by on Aug 10, 2018

Boa noite, leitores! Good evening, reader! How is your Portuguese learning process going? Estudando muito ou nem um pouco (studying hard or not even a little)? Bom, não tem nenhum lugar melhor do que esse blog para ajudar vocês (well, there is no place like this blog to help you)! All jokes aside, I’m sure…

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The verb ‘acabar’ in Portuguese Posted by on Jun 26, 2018

Corram, venham ver! O Brasil acabou de fazer um gol! Come on, check it out! Brazil just scored a goal! This is a sentence that we would love to hear a lot tomorrow, during Brazil’s game against Serbia. But do you know how use the verb acabar in Portuguese? There are mainly three possible contexts…

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Adverbs of intensity – Part II Posted by on May 25, 2018

Advérbios de intensidade – Parte dois Feliz sexta-feira, gente! Happy friday, everyone! Remember that last week we started going over some adverbs of intensity? Today we are going to look into part two, shall we? Para que vocês aprendam ainda mais! So that you can learn even more! Take a look at these adverbs of…

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Adverbs of intensity in Portuguese Posted by on May 17, 2018

Boa tarde a todos! Good afternoon, everybody! Last domingo (sunday) was dia das mães (mother’s day) here in Brazil and in many other countries as well. How did you guys celebrate? Did you spend the day with your mothers and told them that you amam elas demais? (love them so much) or thar you gostam…

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False synonyms in Portuguese – Part II Posted by on Apr 24, 2018

Ei, gente! Como está o dia de vocês? Hey, guys! How is your day going? On our last post, we went over some phrases that we have to pay close attention to, because they look very similar but are actually false synonyms.  Therefore, their different meanings require them to be used in different situations. Today…

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False synonyms in Portuguese Posted by on Apr 19, 2018

Ei gente! Hey guys! Como estão vocês? How are you doing? Have you ever found yourself dealing with some words in Portuguese that seemed very similar but was unsure whether they meant the same? Phrases like onde e aonde, em vez de e ao invés de, for instance, are some examples that may cause a…

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