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Making a Phone Call: 12 Words And Expressions Posted by on Mar 13, 2015

E aí, tudo bem com vocês? Hoje vamos aprender doze palavras e expressões que usamos para falar sobre ligações telefônicas. Estão prontos? Vamos lá! 1. discar – to dial. Em caso de emergência, disque 190 para pedir ajuda. [In case of emergency, dial 190 for help.] 2. atender o telefone – to answer the…

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Want To Find Out What A “Disque/Disk” Is? Posted by on Mar 3, 2015

Olá! Tudo bem? The most found word on Brazilians fridges is “disque” (also spelled “disk”). Whether you’re single, married, families end up collecting – throughout the years – a multicolor array of fridge magnets, freebies offered by companies with their address and phone number. Most of these magnets come with “disque” or “disque” plus the…

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Washing Your Dirty Laundry in Portuguese Posted by on Feb 11, 2015

Well, this post is not about actually washing your dirty laundry in publish. This is part of a book that a dear friend of mine wrote about similarities between Portuguese and English, and how we can benefit from them. So enjoy! Thanks Ron, for letting me share this chapter! Lavando a roupa suja (e outros…

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Song: Ela Me Deixou, by Skank Posted by on Feb 6, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Have you ever heard of Brazilian band Skank? Well, it’s not like “skank” in English, it’s pronounced “eeskunkee” and it’s been a hit in Brazil since 1992! Skank has sold more than 6 million albums throughout the years and everybody knows their songs. I chose a new Skank song for you guys to…

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How Would A Brazilian Say That? – Part 03 Posted by on Jan 30, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Here’s the last (but not least) part of things Brazilians say that you probably won’t find in dictionaries or coursebooks. Let’s do this! Concentre-se! – Stay focused! Focus! Quando se trata de dinheiro… – When it comes to money… Vai ficar como novo. – It will be as good as new. A situação…

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How Would A Brazilian Say That? – Part 02 Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Last week we started learning expressions and ready-made sentences that Brazilians really use and you’re not likely to find in dictionaries or coursebook, so I am here to help you! You can check out part 01 clicking here! Vamos para a parte 02! Isso foi uma armação! – That was a setup! Faço…

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How Would A Brazilian Say That? – Part 01 Posted by on Jan 23, 2015

Olá, pessoal! There are some expressions that you just can’t find in textbooks. Why’s that? It’s because they’re not either grammatically correct or publishers don’t want you to know them (for one reason or another). Well, I have come to rescue you from ignorance and I have chosen 100 VERY cool everyday expressions you’ll probably…

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