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Retrospectiva 2019 – Parte II Posted by on Jan 13, 2020

Saudações a todos os leitores! Greetings to all readers! Como foram de virada? How was New Year’s? Ano passado (last year) we highlighted the main events that took place in Brazil in 2019. What else can you remember? Have you been keeping up with the notícias (news)? Let’s move on to the second installment in…

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Retrospectiva 2019 Posted by on Dec 31, 2019

Boa noite, caros leitores! Good evening, dear readers! Como foi o ano de vocês? How has your year been? The Brazilian people are known for their joy, but in 2019 this character trait was put to the test. This is mostly due to the fact that it has been quite a tough year, with a…

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The three most popular Brazilian Christmas songs Posted by on Dec 23, 2019

[As três canções mais populares de Natal do Brasil] Feliz natal a todos! Merry Christmas, everyone! Músicas natalinas (Christmas songs) are pervasive around this time of the year to get everybody in the holiday spirit. In Brazil, however, the genre never really seemed to take off. But over the years, some recordings on the theme have…

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Time for our Christmas recipe: Tender Posted by on Dec 10, 2019

Saudações a todos os leitores! Greetings to all readers! So it is dezembro (December) already. But before the New Year rolls in, it is time to focus our energies on the main event: A ceia de natal (Christmas dinner). As we have mentioned in other Holidays-related posts, Brazilians are all about véspera de natal (Christmas…

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Body language in Portuguese Posted by on Nov 30, 2019

 E aí, caros leitores? What’s up, dear readers? Time to put a smile on your face because we have a new post today! A linguagem corporal (body language) is something intrinsic to our daily lives even if we don’t realize it. We are constantly communicating through our bodies and transmitting non-verbal information with our movimentos (movements), gestos (gestures) and expressões…

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How to say ‘call’ in Portuguese Posted by on Nov 26, 2019

woman on the phone

You might remember the scene: two men are standing on the sidewalk, one of them asks the other: call me a cab! to which the other replies: you’re a cab! Well, these two are none other than the great Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor in the unforgettable 1952 musical Singing in the Rain. In addition…

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What is ‘cair a ficha’ in Portuguese? Posted by on Nov 16, 2019

Saudações a todos os leitores! Greetings, everyone! The other day I was thinking about interesting topics to cover in our blog and then it hit me: I should write about cair a ficha! Cair a ficha is a popular idiom that we use regularly in Portuguese to express that moment when we realize or notice…

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