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Brazilian Drinks – Part II Posted by on Jan 30, 2016

While northern countries may be currently experiencing the chilly winter weather, Brazilian summer is in full steam. As we all know, it’s important to keep cool and hydrated when it’s hot, and there is a great variety of typical Brazilian beverages to help you with that. Last month I wrote about our most famous alcoholic…

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Music to listen to (Part II) Posted by on Oct 22, 2015

Olá, amigos! (Hey, buddies!) Music tem um papel relevant (plays a relevant role) in the learning process of a foreign language. It can improve listening skills and help build up vocabulary, especially if you acompanhar a letra (follow the lyrics) to the song. Eu escrevi (I wrote) a post mês passado (last month) suggesting two major Brazilian…

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Albums to listen to this weekend Posted by on Sep 19, 2015

Olá, galera! (Hey, guys!) When thinking about Brazilian music, anyone who is vaguely aware of our culture can’t help but immediately think of a smiling Carmen Miranda wearing a luscious fruit hat, or the bossa nova hit Garota de Ipanema as one of our músicas mais icônicas (most iconic songs). But these don’t even begin…

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Brazilian Cinema Posted by on Sep 11, 2015

Olá, gente (Hey, guys!) Those who se esforçam (strive) to learn a foreign language know that the best way to aperfeiçoar suas habilidades (improve their skills) is to immerse oneself in a culture. A great way to do that is to assistir filmes (watch movies), because not only are viewers continuously exposed to the target…

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Brazil and MMA Posted by on Apr 21, 2010

Martial arts are very popular nowadays and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is spreading worldwide since it started about 20 years ago. What does that have to do with Brazil though? Here is it: Brazilian fighters are among the best fighters in the whole world. Names like Anderson “The spider” Silva, Maurício “Shogun” Ruas, Lyoto “The…

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Favorite Brazilian Author Posted by on Jul 23, 2009

For today’s interactive feature, the question is: who is your favorite Brazilian author? Even though most Americans and Europeans are most familiar with Latin American authors like Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende, Brazil has produced quite a few world class novelists, poets, and playwrights that have not received the international acclaim they deserve. Though Paulo…

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Brazilian Profile: Fernando Meirelles Posted by on Apr 3, 2009

Fernando Meirelles was born on November 5, 1955 in the city of São Paulo. The child of a doctor, he had the opportunity to travel and to be exposed to different cultures. He attended the University of São Paulo and majored in architecture, but began experimenting with film. When he graduated, he joined with friends…

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