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Explore Brazilian museums online! Posted by on Sep 10, 2020

Saudações a todos leitores! Greetings to all readers!. My question for you today is: how can we conhecer (get to know) a country? Some of you might say that it can be be through experience, contact with the culture, its pessoas (people) and also through reading articles and videos that try to explain some facts…

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Have you tried Brazilian churrasco? Posted by on Aug 31, 2020

Olá, caros leitores! Hello, dear readers! I hope you guys you guys have already eaten, because our post today will cover one of Brazilians’ greatest passions. No, this is not about soccer or samba. What truly brings people together in this country, from North to South, is the churrasco! If this is the first time…

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What does ‘custar’ mean in Portuguese? Posted by on Aug 24, 2020

Olá, amigos leitores! Hello to my dear readers! Não custa nada (it never hurts) to remember that learning a new language has its tricky moments, since some words might have different meanings that vary according to their use and context. And this is no different when it comes to Portuguese! And with that in mind…

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Brazilian states: Goiás Posted by on Aug 10, 2020

Olá, amigos leitores! Hello, dear readers! Today we are moving forward with our series on estados brasileiros (Brazilian states). To celebrate reaching the 10th text on the theme, let’s focus on a place that permeates popular Brazilian song imaginary: the state of Goiás. Located in the central-west region, right next to the federal district where…

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How to use ‘render’ in Portuguese Posted by on Jul 31, 2020

Olá amigos leitores! Hello, readers! Are you guys still working from home or are you back in the office? Many people complain about home office claiming that o trabalho não rende tanto (work is not as productive), do you agree? But before answering this question, it is important to understand the meaning of the verb…

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Brazilian cuisine: salgadinhos Posted by on Jul 21, 2020

Traveling to a different country means leaving your comfort zone and experiencing not only a new culture and language, but also the gastronomic wonders that these lugares (places) offer. However, during a viagem (trip), we can be either in a hurry or maybe not even hungry enough to sit down for a refeição completa (full…

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Brazilian states: Espírito Santo Posted by on Jul 13, 2020

Olá, queridos leitores! Hello, dear readers! Let me ask you something: do you like comidas saborosas, lazer, serras e praias (appetizing food, leisure, mountains and beaches)? So do we! And today, returning to our series about estados brasileiros (Brazilian states), we will talk about this hidden gem located in the sudeste do país (southeast of…

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