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Test your Portuguese skills! Posted by on Jun 30, 2020

Olá amigos leitores, hoje é dia de quiz! Hello, dear readers, it’s quiz day! But not on any subject, we will be covering two of the most challenging verbs in Portuguese: ser and estar. Before moving to the questions, let’s review their meaning and usage first to get you ready to take the quiz! The…

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Brazilian author sold out in the US a day after book release Posted by on Jun 23, 2020

“I debated for a time as to whether I ought to open these memoirs at the beginning or at the end-that is, if I would start out with my birth or with my death. Granting that the common practice may be to begin with one’s birth, two considerations led me to adopt a different method…

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What is the deal with Brazilian motels? Posted by on Jun 12, 2020

Imagine you are taking a car trip, feeling exhausted and looking for modest and cheap accommodation just to descansar (get some rest) and get back na estrada (on the road) the next morning. I believe many of you, when you coming across a sign that says “MOTEL” would assume that it might be the ideal…

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Brazilian states: Ceará Posted by on May 31, 2020

Sol (sun), calor (warm weather), mar (ocean), montanhas (mountains), falésias (cliffs), comida fresca e saborosa (fresh and tasty food), pessoas acolhedoras (kind people). For many, these are the perfect ingredients for great férias (holidays), and they can all be found in state of Ceará. Back to our series in which we explore the estados brasileiros…

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Brazilian health Youtubers Posted by on May 29, 2020

E aí, pessoal? What’s up, guys? Como está sendo o mês de maio? How’s May going for you so far? For about quatro meses (four months) now, the world’s media has turned almost exclusively to news not only on the contágio (spread) of the coronavirus pandemic, but also on its economical implications and the health…

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Dia Mundial da Língua Portuguesa Posted by on May 3, 2020

As of November 2019, UNESCO officially declared May 5th as the Dia Mundial da Língua Portuguesa (International Portuguese Language Day) also known as Dia da Lusofonia. This means that, this week, we will the celebrating this important date to express our deep appreciation and pride for our língua materna (mother tongue) for the first time. A…

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Brazilian states: Paraná Posted by on Apr 30, 2020

Olá, amigos leitores! Hey, dear readers! How well do you know the estados brasileiros (Brazilian states)? Well, given these unusual times we are currently living in, chances are it might be a while before anyone is able to viajar (travel) and visit the lugares (places) on your wishlist. But we can still take this time…

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