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Brazilian News: The Mangueira Samba school parade and the murder of Marielle Franco Posted by on Mar 15, 2019

March 14th. What used to be customary date in the Brazilian calendar is now a day of tristeza, luta e resistência política (sadness, struggle, political resistance) of minorities and progressive movements in the social field. It was on that date, in the ano (year) 2018, that the vereadora (councilwoman) of the city of Rio de…

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Carnival tips in Portuguese Posted by on Feb 28, 2019

Olá a todos foliões! Hello to all revellers! Brazil’s largest celebration, the carnaval,is coming up this week! And as its biggest and wildest party, it is of extreme importance to know how to take care of your saúde, bem-estar e segurança (health, well-being and safety) while you get rowdy. Today’s post will put together some…

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The verb ‘adiantar’ in Portuguese Posted by on Feb 25, 2019

Olá a todos os leitores! Hello to all readers! Como estão se sentindo hoje? How are you feeling today? Aproveitaram o domingo? Depois não adianta reclamar que a segunda-feira chegou, ein? Did you enjoy your sunday? Don’t complain about Monday later, huh? Are you guys familiar with the verb adiantar in Portuguese? If not, vou…

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The Brumadinho disaster Posted by on Feb 11, 2019

[Desastre em Brumadinho] It was November 2015 when tragedy broke down in Brazil after a barragem (dam) holding waste from an iron ore mine rompeu (collapsed) in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Three years have gone by an nothing seems to have changed, as we now deal with yet another dam collapse, this time…

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Let’s improve your Portuguese skills in 2019! – Part II Posted by on Jan 31, 2019

Boa tarde a todos! Good afternoon to all! Our previous posts compiled a bunch of tips, recommended websites and ideas to ajudar vocês (help you) further your Portuguese skills. Now let’s move on to the second installment with some more suggestions!  Melhore suas habilidades de escuta | Improve your listening skills 2) Veja as notícias…

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Let’s improve your Portuguese skills in 2019! Posted by on Jan 22, 2019

Olá, pessoal! Hello, everyone! Como está o janeiro de vocês? How is your January going? Last post we took a look back at the year 2018 with a retrospective. But how about we focus on the future now and discuss your Portuguese learning aims for 2019? Today I thought it could be a good idea…

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2018 Retrospective – Part II Posted by on Jan 14, 2019

Bom dia, leitores! Good morning, readers! Our previous post remembered the most remarkable events that took place in the ano (year) 2018 in Brazil. Now let’s move on to the second part! In case you missed it, here you go:  A prisão do ex-Presidente Lula | The arrest of former President Lula For a period…

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