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Portuguese listening/reading practice – Hostil Mundo Novo Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

Boa noite a todos! Good evening, everyone! Today we resume our ongoing Listening/ Reading practice. The selected text is called Hostil Mundo Novo (Hostile New World) by one of Brazil’s most renowned writer and biographer Ruy Castro, who was written about our country’s popular personalities such as Garrincha and Carmen Miranda. His text is about…

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[Brazilian Series] Posted by on Dec 16, 2016

Séries Brasileiras Oi, pessoal! Hey, everyone! Thanks to the rise of current digital media and streaming services, we are agora (now) living a modern golden age of television. Many critically-acclaimed television shows rose to success thanks to the overall improvement of quality and popularity provided by these new tempos (times). Ultimately, it hard to know…

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Dilma Bolada Posted by on Nov 9, 2012

Dilma parody Facebook account

One of the most famous parody social media accounts in Brazil is that of Dilma Bolada, a fake President Dilma Rousseff written by 22 year-old carioca Jeferson Monteiro. Known best for Dilma Bolada on Twitter and Facebook, Jeferson pretends to share the president’s views on both domestic and international events as well as Brazilian popular…

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Diário de Classe Posted by on Aug 29, 2012

Inspired by the Scottish student who started a blog to reveal her school lunches, Isadora Faber, a 13 year-old Brazilian student from Santa Catarina, decided to try a similar project. She started a Facebook page called Diário de Classe to discuss the shortcomings at her public school in Florianópolis. Read more about Isadora’s project from…

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Parabéns, Twitter! Posted by on Mar 27, 2012

Twitter turned six last week, and to mark the anniversary of its creation, Brazilian website Youpix made a great infographic describing facts about the site as well as a timeline. Twitter, like other social networking sites, is hugely popular in Brazil, and has one of the largest user bases in the world. Twitter has undergone…

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Brazilian Yelp Posted by on Jan 29, 2012

Ever wondered where to go to look for reviews of businesses in Brazil? There are a few places to look, but what’s sometimes called the “Brazilian Yelp” is a site called Kekanto, that has reviews of services and local business throughout the country. It’s also an app that can be used on mobile devices. Kekanto…

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Luiza in Canada Posted by on Jan 20, 2012

Brazilians are really big on memes, and one of the most popular ones going around recently is “Luiza está no Canadá.” It’s from a commercial for a luxury apartment building in Paraíba, where the man advertising the building used his family in the commercial, but makes a point of saying that everyone is there except…

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