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Talking about the vaccine in Portuguese – Part 2 Posted by on Apr 23, 2021

Feliz sexta-feira, amigos leitores! We are back with the second part of our text on palavras relacionadas à vacinação em português (words related to vaccination in Portuguese). If you missed the first, click here and stay on top of the terms we previously taught here.  Então, vamos à segunda dose de nosso vocabulário? PRIORITÁRIO | PRIORITY…

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Talking about the vaccine in Portuguese Posted by on Apr 13, 2021

Bom dia, amigos leitores! From the fim (end) of 2020, a buzzword has been making headlines worldwide: A vacina (the vaccine). For some, it represents a esperança (the hope) of getting back to normal with less risk, while for others, the jab remains under suspicion and even rejection. Whether you are a favor ou contra…

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Contractions Posted by on Feb 19, 2016

Olá a todos! Como foi a semana de vocês? (Hello, you guys! How was your week?) Today’s grammar point is about contractions. Contractions are combinations between two words that have been shortened (by omitting letters and sounds) to result in a single word. While some languages, like Spanish, use fewer contractions, they are very present…

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Learning Tip: Go With The Flow Posted by on Oct 6, 2011

While speaking Portuguese with Brazilians is one of the best ways to improve your speaking skills, you’ll sometimes find that some people don’t want to talk in Portuguese, but rather practice their English! That may have been the case with a host from the Multishow channel, who interviewed Shakira on the way to the stage…

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When in Buenos Aires… Posted by on Mar 30, 2011

Exquisita vs Esquisita

I know some of you are thinking, “I knew Buenos Aires was the capital of Brazil!” (kidding!), but I speak of Buenos Aires, a spanish or castellano speaking city, because last week, I saw in the Folha de São Paulo, that there’s been a study where Buenos Aires has ousted Orlando as Brazilians’ favorite international destination…

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Portuguese Words of English Origin Posted by on Feb 15, 2011

Between globalization and the rise of technology, you’ll find dozens, if not hundreds of Portuguese words that come directly from English. In some cases, the spelling of words are changed to adapt to the Portuguese pronunciation, but the words essentially stay the same. In Portuguese, these words are known as anglicismos. Here are some examples…

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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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