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Transparent Language Words App Posted by on Jun 14, 2010

We have a brand new language tool from Transparent that everyone can use for all of our languages: our fantastic new Words App. This program works through Facebook, and all you have to do to use it is log in through Facebook connect. Here, you’ll be able to see and create words and phrases in…

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Baianês – How to Speak Like You’re From Bahia Posted by on Mar 22, 2010

As you’re reading this, I’ll probably be in Salvador, Bahia!  My friend and I are in Salvador and Morro de São Paulo in Brazil’s northeast state of Bahia this week. I have always wanted to go to Bahia because of the state’s rich culture, music, and food.  Salvador is the state’s capital and it supposedly has…

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Sleepyhead Posted by on May 21, 2009

Today we’re going to learn some important words and phrases associated with being tired or sleepy. Key words dormir = to sleep acordar = to wake up cansado = tired deitar = to lie down bocejar = to yawn Key Phrases 1. estar com sono This means to be sleepy, literally translated, “to be with…

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Celebrity Posted by on Apr 16, 2009

When discussing celebrities, there are a few important words and phrases to keep in mind. 1. grande i.e. ator / atriz / cantor / cantora / artista (actor, actress, male singer, female singer, artist) Even though grande means big in some contexts, in this context it means great. Kate Winslet é uma grande atriz, e…

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Holiday Vocabulary Posted by on Dec 23, 2008

Today we’re going to take a look at some important phrases and vocabulary for the holiday season. Boas festas – Happy Holidays Feliz Natal – Merry Christmas Feliz Hanuká – Happy Hanukah Feliz Ano Novo – Happy New Year Reveillon – New Year’s Eve presente – gift amigo oculto – Secret Santa Papai Noel –…

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