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Summer vocab Posted by on Jan 22, 2017

Vocabulário de verão Ei, gente! Hey, guys! How is your janeiro (January) going? If you happen to be in Brazil or in any country in the Southern hemisphere, you’re probably dealing with the altas temperaturas (high temperatures) of summer. As you probably imagine, Brazil is a great lugar (place) to spend the verão (summer), with…

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Natural Disasters in Portuguese Posted by on Oct 29, 2012

With Frankenstorm barreling toward the East Coast of the United States, it’s useful to know words related to natural disasters in Portuguese. While Brazil has very few natural disasters compared to other regions–heavy rain, mudslides, and not much else–it’s good to know these words so you can chat with your Brazilian friends about what’s happening…

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Brrr, It’s Cold! Posted by on Jul 6, 2011

While in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re enjoying summer, in the south of Brazil, it’s getting cold! Let’s take a look at some weather news and vocabulary. In Santa Catarina, it is getting very chilly. According to this article, they’re experiencing subzero temperatures (Celsius, that is): Ao menos 30 cidades da região Sul registraram temperaturas negativas…

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Weather in Portuguese Posted by on Aug 23, 2010

It’s important to know how to talk about o tempo (the weather) in Portuguese, especially when traveling in Brazil. Today we’re going to take a look at a few basic phrases that will help you discuss the forecast and other weather-related issues. 1. Como vai estar o tempo hoje? Como estará o tempo hoje? When…

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Snowstorm in Portuguese Posted by on Feb 26, 2010

Up here on the East Coast of the U.S., we had a massive snowstorm (nevasca, in Portuguese). It reminded me of one of my favorite videos of Brazilians living in the U.S., mineiros in Massachusetts shoveling snow in their flip flops. Test your knowledge: 1. What’s the temperature outside, according to the cameraman? 2. What’s…

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Celebrity Tips for Rainy Days in Rio Posted by on Jan 9, 2009

Rio de Janeiro is known best for outdoor activities, like the beach, Corcovado Mountain, the Sugarloaf, hang gliding, hiking, and more. But there’s no need to despair when it rains, since there are plenty of fun things to do indoors. Globo asked some local celebrities to give tips about what to do in Rio when…

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Brazil Under Water Posted by on Nov 25, 2008

Over the past two weeks, southern Brazil has been hit with serious rainstorms, causing the most damage in Santa Catarina state. Last week, rainstorms in Rio de Janeiro caused flooding and chaos on the roadways. But the most serious problem is in the interior of Santa Catarina, where around 60 people have died in floods…

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