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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, however, all we can say is that you’ll know how to order them!...

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?


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 talking about capoeira....

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 food order, that is still on you to decide....

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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