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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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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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How to use the word ‘que’ in Portuguese Posted by on Mar 14, 2018

Como usar a palavra ‘que’ in Português [Como usar a palavra ‘que’ em Português] Bom dia a todos, como estão? Good morning to all, how are you doing? Que dia lindo! What a beautiful day! The word que in Portuguese has many different meanings and functions. It can work as an interrogative pronoun: O que vamos…

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Going to school in Portuguese – Part I Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

Boa noite a todos! Good evening to all! Fevereiro (February) is about to be over, meaning that, in Brazil, students have been back to school for about a month (except for most federal universities, whose classes resume in march). Here, the school year begins in the first week of fevereiro and end around the second…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – O filme da sua vida Posted by on Feb 27, 2018

Prática de escuta e leitura em Português Bom dia, leitores! Good morning, readers! Today’s listening and reading practice will cover a text by Brazilian comedian and cartoonist Reinaldo Figueiredo, called O filme da sua vida (The movie of your life). His text talks about a passenger whose avião (plane) is about to crash and then…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – Meditação e foco no macarrão Posted by on Jan 30, 2018

[Prática de escuta e leitura em Português] Olá, pessoal! Hello, guys! January is up, so it’s time to practice our reading and listening skills! Today’s text is entitled “Meditação e foco no macarrão” (Meditation and focus on the spaghetti) by Brazilian writer and journalist Antônio Prata. He talks about relaxing, anxiety and social media, so…

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