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A cidade – City Vocabulary Posted by on Aug 4, 2016

Vocabulário da cidade Hello! When learning a new language or visiting a foreign country, it is relevant to learn the names of places to help you get around and find your way. Today’s post will feature a list of words related to the cidade (city), along with images and samples sentences. Don’t forget to pay…

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Augmentative e diminutive in Portuguese Posted by on Nov 12, 2015

Olá, galerinha. Tudo certinho? (Hey, you guys, everything all right?) You may have noticed while trying to learn Portuguese or chatting with Brazilians that we really enjoy using the augmentative and the diminutive forms. It’s very common and we use it on a regular basis, so it’s important to learn how it works. The augmentative…

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Common Expressions Posted by on May 13, 2015

Brazilian Portuguese has a lot of unique expressions and quirks. That is why Portuguese is overall a wonderful language and fun to learn as a second language! Here, I’ve made a short list of the most useful expressions that helped me when I was first learning Portuguese. Tranquilo This word can be used in a few…

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Making a Phone Call: 12 Words And Expressions Posted by on Mar 13, 2015

E aí, tudo bem com vocês? Hoje vamos aprender doze palavras e expressões que usamos para falar sobre ligações telefônicas. Estão prontos? Vamos lá! 1. discar – to dial. Em caso de emergência, disque 190 para pedir ajuda. [In case of emergency, dial 190 for help.] 2. atender o telefone – to answer the…

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15 Connecting Expressions You Need to Know Posted by on Mar 6, 2015

Connecting (or transitional) phrases connect ideas within a sentence. They specially useful in spoken Portuguese to fill the gaps between uttered ideas. Here are some very common ones. 1. Acho – I think, I guess. Acho que deixei as chaves do escritório em casa. – I think I left the office keys at home. 2…

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Want To Find Out What A “Disque/Disk” Is? Posted by on Mar 3, 2015

Olá! Tudo bem? The most found word on Brazilians fridges is “disque” (also spelled “disk”). Whether you’re single, married, families end up collecting – throughout the years – a multicolor array of fridge magnets, freebies offered by companies with their address and phone number. Most of these magnets come with “disque” or “disque” plus the…

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Telling Stories in Portuguese Posted by on Feb 28, 2015

Olá, pessoal! Let’s say goodbye to February with a conversational post. Oftentimes we study a foreign language, but when it comes to actually speaking it, we get stuck and don’t know what to say. So now when you want to tell a story in Portuguese, you can use the following sentences: Contando Histórias em Português…

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