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A cidade – City Vocabulary Posted by on Aug 4, 2016

Vocabulário da cidade Hello! When learning a new language or visiting a foreign country, it is relevant to learn the names of places to help you get around and find your way. Today’s post will feature a list of words related to the cidade (city), along with images and samples sentences. Don’t forget to pay…

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Belo Horizonte Posted by on Sep 6, 2015

Although as praias ensolaradas (the sunny beaches) off the coast of Brazil or large cosmopolitan cities like São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro may be among the top destinations for tourists in this country, other popular yet less-known places still offer muitas razões (plenty of reasons) for a visit, like the city of Belo Horizonte…

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Cuiabá Posted by on Oct 5, 2012

Today we’re going to learn about the capital of Mato Grosso state, the city of Cuiabá. How was the city founded? No final do século 17, iniciava-se no Brasil o Ciclo do Ouro. Pessoas de várias regiões da colônia e até de Portugal migravam para as áreas onde o metal precioso era abundante, em busca…

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Best Cities to Live in 2010 – Lisbon & São Paulo Posted by on Apr 20, 2010

Lisbon Beach

Yesterday, AskMen.com released their annual “Top 29 Cities to Live In,” report and in this 2010 edition, 2 Lusophone cities were chosen: Lisbon, Portugal (at #18) and São Paulo, Brazil (at #16)! I mention these because for someone learning Portuguese and is considering studying or working abroad, there are certain factors one must take into account…

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Rio de Janeiro vs. São Paulo Posted by on Oct 6, 2009

One sure way to get Brazilians and Brazilophiles talking is by asking the controversial question: which city do you prefer, Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo? So for today’s interactive feature, that’s the question at hand! The question isn’t intended to imply that one city is better than the other (although some people from each…

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2016 Decision Day Posted by on Oct 2, 2009

Today’s the day, folks! The International Olympic Committee will decide which city will host the 2016 Summer Olympics: Rio de Janeiro, Chicago, Madrid, or Tokyo. For the last few months, Rio and Chicago have pulled ahead of the other two cities, with Rio often in the lead. However, now that President Obama will fly to…

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What’s your favorite city in Brazil? Posted by on Apr 23, 2009

Today’s interactive feature has to do with travel, rather than language. The question at hand is: What’s your favorite city in Brazil? This is a tricky question, since I’ve loved every city I’ve been to in Brazil, and there are so many that I haven’t been to yet. In terms of big cities, my favorite…

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