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Documentary: Rio’s Mega-Event Preparations Posted by on Dec 26, 2012

We’ve read and watched quite a bit about Brazil’s World Cup and Olympics, but it’s also important to get another perspective. A group of Rio filmmakers are working on a documentary about the preparations for Rio’s mega-events and the changes taking place in the city, particularly in the favelas. Watch the video below. Key Vocabulary…

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Coconut Fight in Rio Posted by on Oct 11, 2012

A strange incident occurred in Rio de Janeiro this week, and we’re going to use the story for a reading comprehension exercise. Banhistas e guardas municipais se envolveram numa confusão, na tarde desta terça-feira (9), na Praia de Ipanema, na Zona Sul do Rio. De acordo com o relato de um surfista que estava na…

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Things Cariocas Say, Part II Posted by on Sep 18, 2012

The guys behind the Things Cariocas Say made a new video, called O Jeitinho Carioca 2! This time, they continue to discuss about what will happen to Rio during the World Cup and Olympics, poke fun at spending New Year’s in Rio, complain about traffic and real estate, discover the high cost of clothes, talk…

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Things Cariocas Say Posted by on Jun 27, 2012

Even though the “Stuff People Say” meme ended awhile ago, it resurged in Brazil today with the release of a video called “O jeitinho carioca” that follows the same formula. In the video, you’ll see people from Rio saying things that are, well, things Cariocas say. You’ll hear funny things about the weather, beach culture…

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The Carioca Accent Posted by on Mar 24, 2011

We’ve talked about regional slang in the past, including vocabulary about how to speak like a Carioca. But after I saw this video, I thought it would be helpful to talk a little bit about regional accents as well, and in this case, the Rio de Janeiro accent. Cariocas da gema (which literally means, people…

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Obama’s Brazil Trip Posted by on Mar 15, 2011

President Barack Obama is headed to Brazil this week in his first ever visit to Brazil, and in his first official trip to Latin America. He will spend a day in Brasília, where he will meet with President Dilma Rousseff and government officials, and then he will spend a day in Rio de Janeiro, where…

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Rio O Filme Posted by on Feb 27, 2011

While everyone’s talking about the Oscar movies this week, as well as Waste Land, there’s another movie that has Brazilians excited: Rio, The Movie. It’s coming out in April, and showcases the natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro and a bit of Brazilian culture in an animated full length feature film. Although it was made…

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