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WhatsApp or Facebook?

Every time you turn around there is a new way to socialize with others.  When it comes to chatting with friends, do you prefer WhatsApp or Facebook?  That’s the topic we tackle in today’s lesson....

Host: Orlando
Grammar: Preferir

Published: January 17, 2017

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My Brother Is Getting Married

So how weird is it when your brother or sister gets married?  I mean really, you’ve seen your brother as the little kid who tags along, and now somebody loves him enough to spend her life with him!  Yep, that’s today’s lesson, and fortunately, everybody loves the new sister-in-law....

Grammar: Adjectives

Published: November 29, 2016

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Auto-Correction In Multiple Languages

Sure, it’s convenient to be able to write in multiple languages, but sometimes the auto-correct messes you up too.  No problem, in today’s lesson we talk about how to set up your phone to type in either English or Portuguese. ...

Topic: Technology
Grammar: Command_forms

Published: November 15, 2016

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I'm Not Into Politics, But

No doubt, the current political scene in Brazil is going through a difficult period.  Still, we should be able to talk about it without being mean and ugly. That is how our people see it, and that is how our lesson flows today. Ah, if everyone could approach it this way!...

Published: November 01, 2016

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Remove Those Facebook Photos

Go ahead, say that you hate Facebook, but then be honest, how many times do you check it each day? Check up on old friends, find out whose birthday it is, post photos of yesterday’s party.  In this lesson Andreia really didn’t want those pictures to go public.  Too late, and everyone “likes” them a lot....

Topic: Technology

Published: October 11, 2016

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Food In Bahia Is Awesome

Bahia, if food doesn’t come to mind as the very first thing, chances are that it’s the still one of the top associations.  Vatapa, caruru, moqueca, it just seems that the never-ending list of great foods just sparkle with a Bahia shine.  In today’s lesson we focus on the food that perhaps most we most associate with Bahia: Acarajé.  Listen to Andreia and Antonio tell us how acarajé is made....

Topic: Technology
Grammar: Verbs

Published: October 04, 2016

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I Caught A Really Bad Cold

There is never a good time to have a cold. But why does it feel that each cold is the worst one ever.  We feel bad for you, and we hope you get the rest and medicine that you need. It may be of small consolation, but at least you can talk about your cold in Portuguese now, if you want to....

Function: Medical
Topic: Health

Published: September 27, 2016

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It's Late, I'm Worried

Parents, gotta love them. They worry about their kids, especially when the kids arrive home late at night.  Well, don’t worry, because if you worry, we’ll give you the words to do so in Portuguese....

Topic: Home_Life

Published: September 20, 2016

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So, How's The Soup?

It’s OK to experiment with new recipes, but sometimes it’s better not to mess with a good thing.  In today’s lesson we find out that the old soup recipe was just fine. Leave well enough alone.  Well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. And in this case we all gain in learning some more Portuguese....

Topic: Food

Published: September 13, 2016

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Grandma's Fruit Preserves

Lots of us have great memories of watching grandma making jams and preserves.  Picking the fruits, adding the sugar, putting it in jars, ahh the good old days with granny.  In today’s lesson we reminisce about all of this and how great it was to have grandma around!...

Topic: Food

Published: September 06, 2016

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The Microwave Stopped Working

Out of all the appliances that one might need in the kitchen, for many the microwave oven is the most used.  Cooking, what do you mean cooking? We just heat things up, right?  No matter how you use the microwave, in today’s lesson we learn to talk about it in Portuguese....

Topic: Home_Life

Published: August 30, 2016

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The Tangerines Are Awesome

Feiras or markets, what a fantastic way to enjoy a couple of hours, do some excellent shopping, and also hear tons of everyday language.  Remember to taste the foods, just see verify the ones that you really want to buy.  Enjoy!...

Grammar: Ter
Topic: Food
Function: Buying_food

Published: August 23, 2016

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Our Olympic Dream

Living the Olympic dream! If you were in the Olympics, what sport would you like to compete in?  Bring it on, and bring it on in Portuguese....

Topic: Olympics

Published: August 16, 2016

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Faster, Higher, Stronger

The Olympic motto is “faster, higher, stronger.” For some of us, we really get into the pure Olympic spirit. For others of us, we are way too cynical to buy into that.  Where is your focus? Whatever side you fall on, here’s a change to talk about it in Portuguese....

Host: Orlando, Thays
Topic: Olympics

Published: August 09, 2016

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What Could Be Cooler Than Rowing In Rio!

Sweeping, sculling, really, how does one figure out all of these rowing options?  The truth is that it is fun to watch, even if you don’t get all the details. So gather the crew and the coxswain and learn how to talk about rowing in Portuguese....

Host: Orlando, Thays
Topic: Olympics

Published: August 02, 2016

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How Do I Know What I 10 Looks Like!

Let’s be honest, they say that dive was a 9.6 or a 9.7, but didn’t they all look the same to the untrained eye?  After a few days of watching Olympics we start to think that we really do see a difference.  Either way, now we can talk about those points in Portuguese....

Host: Orlando, Thays
Topic: Olympics

Published: July 26, 2016

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The Swimmer Was Disqualified

How sad would it be to train for years and years, and then be disqualified for a false start.  That’s part of the Olympic drama and part of the lesson for today....

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Topic: Olympics

Published: July 19, 2016

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Who Has Won The Most Medals?

Medal count, some say that it takes away from the Olympic games and others think it is the very reason for the Olympics.  How is your country doing in the total medal count?...

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Topic: Olympics

Published: July 12, 2016

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