Portuguese Language BlogAuthor: Transparent Language
18 Aug 2018

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Language and Culture of the Portuguese-Speaking World

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    Nenhum x Nem um

    Boa noite, leitores! Good evening, reader! How is your Portuguese learning process going? Estudando muito ou nem um pouco (studying hard or not even a little)? Bom, não tem nenhum lugar melhor do que esse blog para ajudar vocês (well, there is no place like this blog to help you)! All jokes aside, I’m sure…

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  • Posted on 10 Aug 2018

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    Brazilian comic strips – André Dahmer

    Boa tarde, leitores! Good afternoon, readers! Who remembers fighting over the comic strip section of the newspaper over breakfast? Truth is, most of us enjoy reading tirinhas (comic strips) because they are fun, humorous and short, which makes for a great, easy-to-read experience. Reading tirinhas in a foreign language can a be a very enjoyable…

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  • Posted on 05 Aug 2018

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    Portuguese listening/reading practice – Brasileiro não é nacionalidade, é profissão

    Olá, pessoal! Hey, guys! It is time for our monthly reading and listening comprehension activity. Today’s selected text is entitled Brasileiro não é nacionalidade, é profissão (Brazilian is not a nationality, it’s a profession), by writer and comedian Gregório Duvivier. It discusses an interesting peculiarity of the word Brasileiro (Brazilian) in Portuguese. Unlike most nationalities,…

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  • Posted on 30 Jul 2018

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    Brazilian samba – João Nogueira

    Boa noite, meu povo! Good evening, my people! Estão afim de ouvir um sambinha? Are you the the mood for a little samba? That samba music likes to rejoice and get the blues based on cantar (singing) all night long, watering everything down with a lot of cerveja (beer) and cachaça, is not new for…

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  • Posted on 29 Jul 2018

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    Brazilian food: feijão tropeiro

    Boa noite, leitores! Good evening, readers! Estão com fome? Are you hungry? How about some feijão (beans)? Beans are a staple in any Brazilian home and we eat it on a daily basis. One of the most traditional almoço (lunch) meal here in the country consists of feijão com arroz (rice and beans), usually accompanied by…

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  • Posted on 21 Jul 2018

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