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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – O ano e o ano que vem Posted by on Nov 30, 2017

[Prática de escuta e leitura em Português] Olá, povo! Hello, people! The month is drawing to an end, so this means it is time for our usual listening and reading practice. Our text today is Gregório Duvivier’s “O ano e o ano que vem” (The year and next year). The author discusses the year of…

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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – O menino, o lobo e o sapo na água fervendo Posted by on Sep 27, 2017

[Prática de escuta e leitura em Português] Ei, galera! Hey guys! It’s time for another one of our listening and reading exercises for the month. The text chosen for this instalment is called O menino, o lobo e o sapo na água fervendo (The boy, the wolf and the frog in boiling water) by comedian…

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[Portuguese listening/reading practice] – Uma hora de relógio Posted by on Jul 20, 2017

[Atividade de escuta e leitura em Português] Oi, gente! Hi, everybody! Let’s have another part of our series Portuguese listening/reading practice with the text “Uma hora de relógio” by Brazilian writer, actor and comedian Gregório Duvivier, taken from his column from the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. It is a very interesting and amusing text to…

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[The most common mistakes in Portuguese] – Part II Posted by on Jun 30, 2017

[Os erros mais comuns em Português] Ei, pessoal! Hey, everyone! Today we see part two of our previous post on how to avoid certain mistakes that are common in the Portuguese language. Bom trabalho! Meio-dia e meia (certo)/ Meio-dia e meio (errado) 12h30pm reads “meio dia e meia”, not “meio dia e meio” because meia…

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[Most common mistakes in Portuguese] – Part 1 Posted by on Jun 28, 2017

[Os erros mais comuns em Português] Olá a todos! Hey, all! If you’re studying Portuguese for a while, you know the language has a lot of rules that can be tricky sometimes. And don’t feel frustrated, even native speakers find it confusing every now and then and it is normal to make mistakes in some…

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How similar are Portuguese and Spanish? Posted by on Feb 15, 2017

Português e Espanhol são idiomas muito parecidos? Olá! ¡Hola! Hello! If you already speak or study Spanish, you have probably noticed by now that it can sometimes be very similar to Portuguese (and vice versa!). People like to joke that Portuguese kind of sounds like drunken Spanish or the other way around (although there is…

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Similarities – Portuguese & English Posted by on Apr 5, 2016

Olá! Tudo bom? Do you know what suffix is? Suffix is the ending of a word; it is what comes after the root (the base of the word). Take the word friendship for example: friend is the root and ship is the suffix. Because some words in English come from the same root as some…

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