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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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Who will sign Chico Buarque’s literary prize? Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

Brazil is just one of many countries that has Portuguese as its lingua materna (native language). In addition to Portugal, several other African and even Asian countries speak variations of the language, which, due to its regional and continental diversity, comprises a wide range of sotaques (accents), palavras (words) and expressões (idioms). To unite these…

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A guide to Brazilian street food II Posted by on Oct 21, 2019

Olá famintos leitores de nosso blog, como vocês estão? Hello hungry blog readers, how are you? I hope you have an appetite, since today’s text, as promised, will get on with the second part of the best known comidas de rua (street food) found in Brazil. If you missed the first part, exclusively dedicated to…

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Brazilian states: Bahia Posted by on Oct 13, 2019

“Sorria, você está na Bahia!” (Smile, you are in Bahia!) Our third estado (state) covered in the series of texts that pave the way to each of Brazil’s 27 federative units is history, music, sol (sun), mar (sea), joy and dance. With the design of its fronteiras (borders) that closely resembles Brazil’s own outline, Bahia…

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A guide to Brazilian street food Posted by on Sep 29, 2019

Ei, pessoal! Hey, guys! Over the past few years, a variety of new dining establishments in which the car itself was the very base of the kitchen took off around the world. These are the food trucks that, appropriating the idea of a refeição rápida e prática (quick and practical meal), have take over the…

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Brazilian states: Rio Grande do Sul Posted by on Sep 22, 2019

Olá, caros leitores! Hi, dear readers! Today we come to our second article in the series on Estados Brasileiros (Brazilian states). Despite its continental dimensions (or maybe largely due to that), only a small portion of Brazil is conhecida (known) to those who visit it or even to those who are native. Each of the…

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What do Brazilians celebrate on September 7th? Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

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Ei, gente! Hey, guys! This sete de setembro (September 7), Brazil completed 197 anos (years) of our declaration of independence. The date is symbolic for the nation as it concerns the separation from Portugal, for which the best known image is that of Dom Pedro I, heir to the Portuguese empire, on the banks of…

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