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More idioms with ‘cara’ Posted by on Jan 24, 2022

Olá, pessoal! Hi, guys! A while back we went over phrases in Portuguese with the word ‘cara’. I also pointed out that these are very common na língua falada (in spoken language) and that knowing some of them can come in very handy when it comes to entender e falar (understand and speak) português. And…

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How to use the word ‘cara’ in Portuguese Posted by on Nov 30, 2021

Olá, meus caros leitores! Como estão? December is almost here, can you believe it? Hang on…por que vocês estão fazendo essa cara? Why are you making that face? Our post today is about a word that us Portuguese speakers, specially Brazilians hold very dear: cara. Have you ever used it before? Literally speaking, cara is a…

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Can you match these sayings in Portuguese? Posted by on Nov 24, 2021

Olá, pessoal! Hi, everyone! Every language and culture has their own sayings, or as it goes in Portuguese, provérbios or ditados populares. They are common expressions dating back from ancient times whose origins no one can really pinpoint, but most falantes (speakers) of a certain language have heard. Usually in a metaphorical style, sayings describe…

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What are the false diminutives in Portuguese? Posted by on May 31, 2021

Olá, amigos leitores! Hoje bateu um friozinho aqui no Brasil, então a melhor coisa para este tempinho é tomar uma sopinha. If you are a frequent reader of our texts, probably the words “friozinho“, “tempinho” and “sopinha” are not strange to you. They, like many others, are part of Brazilian spoken language. No matter the…

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Learn some idioms with the word ‘hand’ in Portuguese Posted by on Nov 12, 2020

Olá amigos leitores! Hello dear readers! Ready for another adventure on our language? If you have already been to Brazil, you probably noticed that our people have a very frequent habit of gesturing with their mãos (hands) whenever we speak. For us, these gestures are a way to complement our words, to amplify their meaning…

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