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Porta dos Fundos Posted by on Feb 26, 2016

Learning a nova (new) language is a serious thing. But having some fun enquanto (while) you do it can sempre (always) ajudar (help). As it has been mentioned in previous posts, a country’s sense of humor, culture and language are closely linked. And a good way to become familiar with Brazilian comedy is to assistir (watch)…

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Porta dos Fundos Posted by on Oct 30, 2012

A group of bloggers and comedians got together to start a new online comedy series called Porta dos Fundos (The Back Door). The episodes are very funny, though some have mature content. Two of the recent episodes are more PG-13 (though irreverent), so let’s have a look: In this episode, one character pitches the Bible…

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Rafinha Bastos Posted by on Aug 18, 2011

Rafinha Bastos is one of Brazil’s most famous comedians, and he was recently profiled in The New York Times. We’ve watched some of his stand up before, but today we’re going to read about his career and how he used social media to become the most influential person on Twitter. But here’s the catch –…

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Brazil Stand Up Comedy Posted by on Apr 28, 2011

One of the best ways to determine if you’re an advanced speaker of any language is to test to see how much humor you can understand. If you can understand jokes in Portuguese, you’re in good shape, but if you can understand stand up comedy, you’ve come a long way! So today, we’re going to…

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Laugh and learn Posted by on Jan 20, 2010

The science of language acquisition has already proven that people tend to learn more and better in a relaxed environment and with funny material. That’s why I’m gonna talk about comedy in Brazil. More specifically about standup comedy. Brazilians are famous for being a happy people and having good sense of humor. However this kind…

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Brazilian Humor Online Posted by on Oct 7, 2008

Humor websites are a good way to practice your Portuguese, especially to see slang in context. Here are some good places to start: Irmãos Brain — a cartoon site about three Lego characters living outside of São Paulo Dr. Pepper — another cartoon site with off-color humor and bad words (featured below) BobAgento — a…

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