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Brazilian music icon dies in plane crash Posted by on Nov 8, 2021

Amid a deep economic, political, hygienic and environmental crisis, 2021 was hardly a year of joy and prosperity for Brazilians. And yet, tragedy strikes again. Na tarde de sexta-feira (on Friday afternoon), November 5th, Brazil perdeu (lost) the 26-year-old singer Marilia Mendonça, whose vida se encerrou (life ended) tragically after um acidente de avião (an airplane…

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Children’s day in Brazil Posted by on Oct 29, 2021

Bom dia, caros leitores! Good morning, dear readers! Last week we talked about a gravidez (pregnancy) in Portuguese as a tribute to Children’s Day, which is celebrated in Brazil on October 12th. And now that we covered the early stages of a newborn, how about we move on to a infância (the childhood)? Whether you…

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Being pregnant in Portuguese Posted by on Oct 22, 2021

Bom dia, amigos e amigas! Good morning! Last week, on October 12th, Brazilians got a break to observe o Dia de Nossa Senhora Aparecida (Our Lady of Aparecida day), a feriado (public holiday) in the country. She is considered to be the official padroeira (patroness) of Brazil. Most importantly, her day is regarded as Dia…

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Talking about books in Portuguese Posted by on Oct 14, 2021

E aí, galera? What’s up, guys? Como está o Outubro de vocês? How is October going for you? Our previous post celebrated Library Card Month with some poesia (poetry). So how about we expand a little bit on that and learn more about books and reading in Portuguese? Being able to understand and interpret text…

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Celebrate Library Card Month with Poetry Posted by on Sep 30, 2021

[Comemore o mês do cartão de biblioteca com poesia] E aí, meus caros? What’s up, dear readers? As you may know, Library Card month is celebrated in Setembro (September) as a campaign to motivate people to se inscrever (sign up) and start borrowing some books. To get everyone in the reading spirit, I thought this…

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Financial problems in Portuguese – Part II Posted by on Sep 24, 2021

Saudações a todos! Como está o setembro de vocês? Last week we talked a little bit about some problemas financeiros (money problems) that a person might face in life. Now we move on to part two, with a few more terms and examples so that you can discuss your situação financeira in Portuguese with confidence. Let’s hit…

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Talking about financial problems in Portuguese Posted by on Sep 14, 2021

Boa dia a todos! Brazil has a complicated relationship with money. Home to one of the world’s biggest desigualdade econômica (income gap), the country has always been grappling with pobreza (poverty). And in a scenario where a pandemic hit the global economy on a large escale, many people perderam seus empregos (lost their jobs) or…

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