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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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Florianopolis Is Growing

Without a doubt Florianopolis is one of those fantastic cities that makes Santa Catarina shine  Even if you have never been there, this lesson gives you a change to talk about it and ask others about their opinions of this classic city. *Photo courtesy of Joe Cashmen....

Topic: Travel

Published: August 29, 2017

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I'm Exhausted

Sometimes we just hit the end of the day and we run out of gas.  If you just aren’t into pushing it another minute, today we learn how to tell people that we just ought to go to bed.  Admit it, we all need this lesson!...

Grammar: Ser_vs._Estar

Published: August 15, 2017

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Your Turn To Change The Dirty Diaper

How do couples decide whose turn it is to change a dirty diaper? Is it best to take turns, trade days, alternate between wet and dirty? We’ll let you decide the strategy, but what we can help you with is how to talk about changing diapers in Portuguese....

Topic: Home_Life

Published: August 01, 2017

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Snacks And A Drink

      Among the Portuguese skills that we all need, ordering a quick snack and a drink rank high on the list. Potentially you will need this skill on a daily basis.  We’ve got you covered and in this lesson we make sure you won’t starve to death while in Brazil!...

Topic: Food
Function: Buying_food
Grammar: Infinitives

Published: July 18, 2017

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Making Brigadeiros

It’s one thing to eat sweets and candies, it’s another to make homemade sweets.  For Brazilians, this begins with brigadeiro, which can be simple or elegant.  We wish that we could promise that anyone who learns how to speak Portuguese will automatically know how to make brigadeiros.  Truth told, ho...

Topic: Food

Published: July 04, 2017

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How To Tie A Tie

Do you know how to tie a tie?  Isn’t there something about a rabbit going around the hole and then back in the hole? If that is too complicated, let’s teach you how to tie a tie in Portuguese.  Here we go!...

Topic: Clothing

Published: June 20, 2017

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Saint Sandwich

What a play on words, a restaurant called “São Duíche”!  We’ve got São Paulo, São Jorge, São Caetano, we might as well add a São Duíche, the patron saint of those who love “sanduíches” or sandwiches. This is going to be a fun Portuguese language lesson!...

Topic: Food
Grammar: Diminutives

Published: June 13, 2017

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Is That Xote Or Baião?

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Topic: Music
Grammar: Vir

Published: May 23, 2017

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Time To Catch Some Pokemon

They say that millions of people are playing Pokemon Go, and as you think of it, what a unique way to practice speaking Portuguese. It’s got to be a new combination. And even if you are not into Pokemon, here’s a chance to learn more Portuguese....

Grammar: Command_forms

Published: May 23, 2017

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New At Capoeira

How is it possible to watch capoeira and not want to give it a try? Even if you don’t think you could ever make those moves, there is still a part of you that at least wants to play the berimbau.  In today’s lesson we at least get you started, by giving you some Portuguese language skills related to...

Grammar: Ter

Published: May 09, 2017

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What Is The Best Ice Cream?

      Ice cream is already one of life’s great pleasures, and this is even more the case in a place where tropical fruits give us even more new flavor options. So let’s talk about ice cream, your favorite flavors, your favorite places to buy it, and who to share it with....

Topic: Food
Grammar: Qual_vs._Que

Published: April 25, 2017

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What Have You Been Doing?

Of course we’d like to say that we are always productive with our time. But sometimes it’s nice just to chill in front of the TV and let the evening pass away in 100% rest and relaxation. Don’t make it a daily habit, but now and again, why not? And why not in Portuguese?...

Topic: Home_Life

Published: April 18, 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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Movie Tickets

Nowadays buying movie tickets is both easier and more difficult.  Online, pick up, download, extra charges, credit card, it’s a bit confusing.  And then there are the choices of 3D, fancy chairs, meals to order, wow!  At least after this lesson you’ll be able to order your tickets in Portuguese. The...

Grammar: por_vs._para

Published: April 11, 2017

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Do You Like It Dubbed Or Subtitled?

      Some people like subtitles and others hate them. But you’ve got to consider what a dubbed movies sounds like too.  Especially when watching foreign movies, it’s just nice to hear the original voices.  No matter your preference, in this lesson we learn to talk about it in Portuguese....

Grammar: Preferir

Published: April 04, 2017

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The New Suit Looks Great

For some suit coats look sharp, and for others they simply look restricting. And no doubt, when they fit just right, they look much better.  That is the decision in today’s lesson, to buy or not to buy a new suit.  And don’t forget to get a new tie too....

Function: Buying_Clothing
Topic: Clothing
Grammar: Colors

Published: March 28, 2017

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New Possibilities When Texting

How many times to you send and receive texts per day? For some it isover 100 times, every day. Given that, we have to have a lesson aboutall the new options when texting....

Topic: Technology

Published: March 21, 2017

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Back Injuries Are The Worst

What is more frustrating than back pain? Do you rest more or stretch more? Do you exercise more, or exercise less? Do you take medicine, or stop taking medicine. We can’t relieve the pain, but we can help you talk about it in Portuguese....

Grammar: Verbs

Published: March 07, 2017

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Classic Sonnets

      There are times when we all wish that we were poets, right? Wouldn’t it be great to write verses that inspire others, or cause others to feel a certain way? Even if that dream is beyond your current reach, at least we can appreciate the poetry of others.  Today we learn to talk about the chara...

Topic: Languages

Published: February 28, 2017

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Boarding The Plane

      Be honest, even in your native language it is hard to understand the flight announcements at airports, right? But don’t worry, we’ll get you prepared for them in Portuguese, and with luck you’ll even you're your flight and it will get off on time....

Topic: Travel
Grammar: Command_forms

Published: February 21, 2017

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Getting Into Photography

Taking pictures with modern-day cameras is a breeze, well kind of, right?  Digital camera have so many settings, if can be pretty confusing, almost enough to say that it’s easier just to use your cellphone. But don’t fret just yet, we’ll get you talking about camera’s in Portuguese!...

Published: February 14, 2017

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Posting A Video On Social Media

Aren’t you still amazed when you see that a video on YouTube has been viewed over a million times! Really, millions of hits, amazing.  In today’s lesson we’ve got people posting things on YouTube and Facebook. Oh my!...

Published: January 31, 2017

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Backseat Drivers

Backseat drivers, gotta love ‘em!  Well, not really, but in today’s lesson we at least appreciate where they are coming from, but we also learn to tell them to calm down a bit....

Topic: Travel
Grammar: Command_forms

Published: January 24, 2017

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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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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 ...

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 mo...

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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Wow, Those Gymnasts Are Amazing

How can those athletes combine such grace and strength, it’s amazing. After today’s lesson we will be able to use Portuguese to describe such moves in gymnastics....

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Topic: Olympics

Published: July 05, 2016

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Congrats To The Silver Medal Winner

What does it feel like to win a medal? Is there satisfaction in winning the silver or disappointment in not winning the gold? To be sure, this interview brings out the Olympic spirit either way....

Topic: Olympics

Published: June 28, 2016

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Have You Purchased Tickets To The Olympics

We have been looking forward to this for years. The Olympics are coming to Brazil and now we have to decide if we are going to attend the events live.  After today’s lesson, you should be more excited than ever to attend....

Topic: Olympics

Published: June 21, 2016

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Are You Going To The Olympics?

We have been looking forward to this for years. The Olympics are coming to Brazil and now we have to decide if we are going to attend the events live.  After today’s lesson, you should be more excited than ever to attend....

Grammar: Verbs
Topic: Olympics

Published: June 14, 2016

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The New Baby's Keeping Me Up At Night

Some of the most tender moments in life are when we get to hold a baby, especially in those quiet hours in the night when it is just you and the baby.  But man, it’s exhausting to keep up that pace!  Still, after today’s lesson, we’ll be able to talk about those moments in Portuguese too....

Topic: Home_Life

Published: June 07, 2016

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Just Hit Control-C

Some people catch on to new technologies with no problems, others struggle with the new learning curve.  Take for example the time you tried to teach grandma how to use a computer.  In today’s lesson we tackle that problem, in Portuguese no less!...

Topic: Technology
Grammar: Command_forms

Published: May 31, 2016

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Would You Ever Do Plastic Surgery?

When it comes to plastic surgery, the joke is that there are no ugly women, just poor husbands. Of course plastic surgery is not the solution to all beauty issues, and in today’s lesson Marco does a good job of reassuring his wife that she is beautiful.  After today’s lesson you will be able to do t...

Function: physical_issues
Topic: Health

Published: May 24, 2016

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The Grandchildren Are Afraid Of Clowns

There is no question that grandparents love to be with the grandchildren. The hard part is choosing the activities that the kiddos enjoy.  In today’s lesson that activity is not the circus, but after this lesson you will have the Portuguese to talk about other possible ways to entertain the grandchi...

Grammar: Conditional

Published: May 17, 2016

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No Green Thumb For You

How do you keep those houseplants alive? For some it is easy, for others there is no hope. Do you have a green thumb? And if so, and you talk about it in Portuguese?  After today’s lesson you will be one step closer (at least in talking about it)....

Grammar: Ser_vs._Estar
Topic: Home_Life

Published: May 10, 2016

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