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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Take Out The Trash

Wow, that garbage can is starting to smell bad. Either we learn some Portuguese to talk about taking the trash out, or we take out the trash ourselves. Either way, this lesson has got to help us clear the air a bit....

Function: Making_Excuses

Published: April 12, 2016

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Can You Buy A Little Milk?

Don’t you hate it when you run out of milk! How can one be expected to eat cereal for breakfast when there is no milk.  Oops, let’s take that back. Brazilians don’t eat cold cereal for breakfast. Still, if someone is going to the store, let’s learn how to ask them to pick up some milk....

Topic: Food

Published: March 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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Where Is Breakfast?

It’s always nice to wake up in a hotel and head on down to a buffet breakfast.  Especially in Brazil this means that you get lots of fresh fruit, juices, breads, cheeses, and something hot to drink.  After today’s lesson you should be able to find out how to get to breakfast, and hopefully know what...

Topic: Food
Grammar: Telling_Time

Published: September 08, 2015

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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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No Fried Foods

What could it hurt, a little fried food for lunch, no big deal, right?  If it means that you get to eat quibe, esfirra, coxinha and pastelzinhos, perhaps the extra calories are worth it.  But then again, too much of a good thing might add on the extra pounds.  After today’s lesson, you will be able ...

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Topic: Food
Function: Eating_Healthy

Published: February 10, 2015

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Dessert Makes Me Happy

Some things are just difficult to translate, and the names of different Brazilian desserts definitely fall in that category.  Truth told, tasting them is the only way to really know what we are talking about. Taste truly trumps translation.  Still, after this lesson you will know a number of Brazili...

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Topic: Food

Published: February 02, 2015

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Where Do You Want To Eat?

Sometimes we never get tired of our favorite restaurants.  In today’s lesson we learn how to suggest that we go back to our favorite once again.  And, by the way, we do agree that comida mineira is excellent food!...

Topic: Food
Grammar: Gente

Published: December 01, 2014

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Everything Is More Expensive

We hate to say it, but unfortunately things are more expensive.  That’s just the way it’s going to be.  At least in this lesson we can moan and groan about it a little bit in Portuguese....

Topic: Food
Function: Buying_food
Grammar: Tudo_vs._Todo

Published: October 13, 2014

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I'm Making Dinner

If you are inviting me to eat moqueca, you don’t need to invite me to twice.  I’ll wash up and take a seat.  And if you haven’t tried moqueca, at least this lesson gives you the vocabulary and grammar to talk about it....

Topic: Food

Published: October 10, 2014

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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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