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More false diminutives in Portuguese Posted by on Jun 24, 2021

Olá, pessoal! Tudo certinho? As I told you in our previous post, the list of false diminutives in Portuguese can be long and language learners should be aware of them to avoid any possible misunderstandings (as we’ll see below!). So the time has come for part 2. Vamos nessa? Galinha | Hen É a fêmea…

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What is ‘cair a ficha’ in Portuguese? Posted by on Nov 16, 2019

Saudações a todos os leitores! Greetings, everyone! The other day I was thinking about interesting topics to cover in our blog and then it hit me: I should write about cair a ficha! Cair a ficha is a popular idiom that we use regularly in Portuguese to express that moment when we realize or notice…

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Are you feeling animado? Posted by on Jun 30, 2019

garota animada

Bom dia, pessoal! Good morning, you guys! Animados para mais uma postagem em nosso blog? Are you excited for another blog post?  Perhaps some of you are wondering what the word animados means, so this text is going to teach you some recurring uses of this beloved word in the Brazilian vocabulary. Animado comes from…

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Getting drunk in Portuguese – Part I Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Se embebedando em português – Parte I Olá, leitores! Hello, readers! Today is Ash Wednesday, meaning that Brazil over the past week was bursting with Carnaval joy. Millions of people crowded the streets to celebrate, dance, listen to music and, of course, get our booze on. So no day better than this one to introduce…

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How to use the word “nossa” in Portuguese Posted by on Jul 29, 2017

Ei, galera! Hey, guys! Last post we covered the many possibilities of the adverb ainda. Today, we’ll move on to another very popular term in our language: nossa. It is, again, one of those words that is so common that Brazilians likely use it on a daily basis. Nossa is literally a possessive pronoun for…

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