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What Went Wrong? Posted by on Jan 27, 2011

You’ll find plenty of funny viral videos from Brazil on the Web, and they’re great learning opportunities if you’re learning Portuguese. Let’s take a look at a couple. Game Show Can you correctly answer the question? Here are the clues: 1. É um pais da Europa; 2. No passado invadiu o Brasil; 3. Terra das…

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The Word Graça Posted by on Oct 25, 2010

Continuing in our vocabulary series from last week, we’re going to take a closer look at the word graça to examine its several meanings and uses. 1. De graça – free; no cost Example: A comida no evento é de graça. The food at the event is free. 2. Engraçado – funny Example: Ele é…

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Jokes in Portuguese Posted by on Mar 29, 2010

Jokes in Portuguese, called piadas, tend to poke fun at different groups, like in English: lawyers, doctors, people from specific parts of the country, blondes, and famous people. Brazilian jokes also poke fun at Argentines, Portuguese people, soccer players, and caipiras, or people from rural areas.  Let’s take a look at some jokes, and see…

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Idioms illustrated Posted by on Jan 27, 2010

The funny thing about idioms is that sometimes its literal meaning is totally absurd and non-sense. That is visible in “Pequeno dicionário ilustrado de expressões idiomáticas” – “The little idioms illustrated dictionary”. Below you can see a couple of the images: Sem pé nem cabeça                 Pagando o pato To check more images visit http://imasters.uol.com.br/artigo/3220 Check…

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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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