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Brazilian slang: ficar na sua Posted by on Jan 19, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Today we’re going to learn a very cool Brazilian slang expression: ficar na sua. There are times when you don’t want to be bothered, you’re feeling sort of introspective and stuff. In this case you can use “ficar na sua”. By the way, you can replace the “sua” for the corresponding possessive…

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07 False Friends In Portuguese Posted by on Jan 12, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Tudo bem? Today we’re going to learn seven false friends in Portuguese. False friends are those words that look alike in English and Portuguese, but have different meanings. By the way, in Portuguese we have a word to indicate that phoney friend: amigo-da-onça, basically a false friend, a backstabber.   Are you ready…

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My End of the Year Message For You Posted by on Dec 29, 2014

Olá, pessoal! Tudo bem por aí? Espero que sim! Wow! 2014 has been a great year for me and it’s coming to an end, so I would really like to thank you, my dear reader. Thank you! Thank you for supporting our work Thank you for commenting and sharing our posts Thank you for…

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Intermediate Conversation: Solving a Crime Posted by on Dec 20, 2014

Olá, pessoal! Before the year ends, let me help you improve your Portuguese with a conversation about solving a crime. There is a vocabulary list before the conversation so you’ll get acquainted with the new words and expressions. Vamos lá! Resolvendo um Crime Vocabulary pacificamente – peacefully farmácia – drugstore refrigerante – soda do lado…

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What the heck does “Xô” mean? Posted by on Dec 15, 2014

“Xô” is something (as I can’t quite say it’s an expression) that we say when we want something away from us, when we don’t want it to approach. A really common and widespread one is Xô, Saravá! Although saravá has a good connotation in a few religious groups it has received, over time, a quite…

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Beginner’s Portuguese: How To Greet Someone – Part 02 Posted by on Dec 10, 2014

Olá! Today we have the second part of our beginner’s Portuguese post on how to greet someone. Are you ready? Perguntas pessoais – Personal questions Você é de onde? / De onde você é? – Where are you from? O que você faz? – What do you do? Onde você trabalha? – Where do you…

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Song: Diz Pra Mim, by Malta Posted by on Nov 11, 2014

Olá, tudo bem? Malta is a brand new Brazilian band who came from a TV singing contest and they have a very cool song out: Diz Pra Mim (Say To Me). Let’s check out the video and the lyrics! Diz Pra Mim – Malta Você está na sombra do olhar You are in the shadow…

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