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Portuguese reading practice: Olavo de Carvalho and the coronavirus Posted by on Feb 29, 2020

Olavo de Carvalho e presidente Bolsonaro

Olá, pessoal! Hello, everybody! February is drawing to an end and I must say I’m growing a little tired of this ceaseless coronavirus talk (and by that I mostly mean the desinformation around it). However, since the topic seems to be unavoidable, we might as well embrace it with a little humour. So our Portuguese…

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Portuguese reading practice: Eduardo Bolsonaro and the Brazilian Embassy Posted by on Jul 31, 2019

the president's son

Saudações a todos! Greetings to all! In your opinion, what does it take to become an Embaixador (Ambassador)? Long-term experience? An in-depth conhecimento (knowledge) of the language and culture of the country? A solid background in diplomatic relations? Well, according to president Jair Bolsonaro, all it takes is to be related to him. Even better…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – Como um vexame na Copa pode afetar a economia? Posted by on Jun 28, 2018

Saudações a todos! Greetings to all! As you may know, the 2018 Russia World Cup in in full swing, and people all around are gathering to cheer and root for their countries. Brazil’s victory yesterday has certainly gotten us Brazilians fired up for more goals! Have you guys been keeping up? If not, at least…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – A greve dos caminhoneiros Posted by on May 29, 2018

Boa noite! Good evening! I am not sure how many of you are aware, but Brazil is currently facing a nationwide greve dos caminhoneiros (truck driver’s strike) that has been deeply affecting our lives and economy for the past week. Therefore, today’s listening and reading practice presents Herança maldita, dependência da matriz rodoviária criou armadilha…

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Portuguese listening/reading practice – Figurinhas da copa Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

Prática de escuta e leitura em português Boa noite, pessoal! Good evening, everyone! It is time for our April’s listening and reading practice. Today’s selected article is named “O que as figurinhas da Copa ensinam sobre economia?” (What does the World Cup Sticker Album teach us about economy?), recently featured on the economy session from the…

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