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Favorite Chocolates

Nestlé, Garoto or Lacta, in Brazil the question is which chocolate brand we like the most.  After today’s lesson, even if you can’t decide, you can at least explain the argument to defend one brand over another....

Topic: Food

Published: September 12, 2017

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X-Tudo Meu Amigo!

Forget the famous food chains, if you want a burger in Brazil, check out the guy with the corner stand.  Brazilian X-tudo comes with all the extras, and when we day “tudo” we mean everything.  Bring it on, and bring on a lesson to talk about it in Portuguese....

Topic: Food

Published: April 16, 2017

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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 mo...

Topic: Technology
Grammar: Verbs

Published: October 04, 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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This Lasagna Is Fantastic

No doubt, our lessons are about Portuguese, but how can somebody resist good Italian food? And where do you find some of the world’s best Italian food?  In São Paulo, Brazil of course.  Enjoy a large serving of lasagna and enjoy the lesson about food....

Topic: Food
Grammar: Ser_vs._Estar

Published: January 19, 2016

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Passion Fruit Juice

The fruit juices in Brazil are fantastic. Really, our recommendation is that among the first things you ever do in Brazil is to try the different fruit juices.  There are hundreds of tropical fruits and many make excellent juices.  This lesson will get you started, and you will also learn the Portug...

Topic: Food

Published: August 11, 2015

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What Kind Of Steak Do You Like?

Brazilian churrasco (BBQ) is world famous, especially among the beef lovers of the world.  Probably two of the major features include the use of sea salt in the flavoring and the unique cuts of meat, including the well-known picanha.  In today’s lesson however, we find out that picanha isn’t everyon...

Topic: Food
Grammar: Conditional

Published: May 19, 2015

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I Don't Like Açaí

We’ve all heard about the wonders of the açaí berry: antioxidants, fiber, low in fat, super energy, etc.  Whether that is true or not, there are those who just love the taste of açaí smoothies.  Others, however, just can’t get used to the unique taste.  After this lesson, if you haven’t every tried ...

Topic: Food

Published: May 05, 2015

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These Mangos Are Great

Introduction  One of life’s most satisfying pleasures is to spend time at open outdoor markets, the feiras, as Brazilians call them.  The sellers are amazing.  They know exactly when the fruit will be ripe and they can help you choose the best one available.  There’s also an art to how to settle on ...

Topic: Food
Grammar: Adjectives

Published: October 03, 2014

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I Love Feijoada

In today's lesson we learn about how to talk about one of the most characteristic foods of Brazil, feijoada.  Think of a black bean stew with lots of different meats, that are all served over rice.  You've got it.  And for meat lovers, it is hard to resist....

Topic: Food

Published: July 18, 2014

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What Is Today's Special?

Sure, the daily lunch special is good too, but it is hard to beat the usual, which in today's lesson is a cheese bacon burger with fries and a soft drink.  Learn about how to invite your friends to try something new to eat....

Topic: Food
Grammar: Qual_vs._Que

Published: June 20, 2014

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