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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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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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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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Her Husband's A Creep

Do you know a creepy person? In this lesson we have a dialogue where we talk about other people, and we will learn how to refer to those who are lazy, rude and creepy in Portuguese. It has to be a useful lesson, right?...

Grammar: Wonder

Published: January 18, 2015

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The Door Is Locked

How is it possible that we always misplace our keys, even when they are in our pocket or purse! It happens all the time, admit it.  So it only makes sense that we learn that same conversation in Portuguese, which is the topic of today’s lesson....

Grammar: Negation

Published: December 08, 2014

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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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I've Got To Go Bad

When you gotta go, you gotta go, and in this lesson we’ve gotta go.  But there is no way that we are using those dirty public bathrooms.  You will thank us later when you know how to talk about this in Portuguese....

Topic: Bathroom

Published: November 03, 2014

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It's So Hot!

We can’t change the weather by talking about it, but at least it feels good to vent a little bit.  Too hot, too cold, too rainy, today you will learn how to talk about the weather in Portuguese, even if nothing actually changes....

Topic: Weather
Grammar: Exclamations

Published: October 27, 2014

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Going To The Party?

One thing about Brazilian parties, there is no beginning or ending time.  Come when you can, stay as long as you can.  In this lesson we can teach you the grammar and vocabulary, but you need to bring the party attitude!...

Grammar: Diminutives

Published: October 24, 2014

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I'm Fat

It’s one of life’s great challenges, do you buy extra large to feel more comfortable or do you buy a large to not have to tell the world that you are getting a little fatter?  Truth told, you are looking good either way, and today we learn how to talk about that in Portuguese. ...

Topic: Shopping
Function: Buying_Clothing

Published: October 17, 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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What Do You Do For Work?

We sincerely doubt that Paulo has some secret government job, but at least in this lesson you will learn how to ask people what type of job they have....

Topic: Work, Jobs

Published: October 06, 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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Let's Take The Subway

Oh man, when we talk about how crowded the subways can be in Brazil, we really mean full.  Put a smile on your face, squeeze in a little tighter, and plan on meeting new people in a personal way.  In today’s lesson we learn about talking about subways, and suggesting that we take the subway....

Topic: Travel
Grammar: Ser_vs._Estar

Published: September 29, 2014

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Finding The Taxi Stand

It is one thing to ask where the taxi stand is, but it is another thing to understand the response.  A good part of understanding these instructions is related to how well one understands those pesky adverbs of location (e.g., to the right, to the left, etc.).  And that is the objective behind today...

Topic: Taxi_Stand

Published: September 26, 2014

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I'd Rather Walk

So, should we walk or take a taxi?  On one hand, plan on walking more in Brazil.  On the other hand, taxi are not every expensive, especially with a small group of people.  In today’s lesson we talk about walking and taking a taxi.  And, it is a good chance to introduce you to the verb preferir ‘to ...

Function: Calling_a_taxi
Grammar: Preferir

Published: September 22, 2014

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Your Sister Is Beautiful

Not only is Paulo’s sister beautiful, looks like Paulo thinks he is pretty good looking too!  In this lesson we learn how to give a complement, and ask someone what he or she thinks about things. Grammatically, we take on possessive pronouns (my, your, his, her, etc.)....

Published: September 19, 2014

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No Class Tomorrow

So the word for Wednesday in Portuguese is something like ‘fourth market.’  OK, looks like we need to learn how to count the days of the week.  In today’s lesson we learn about scheduling times to meet with a teacher, including days of the week....

Topic: Class

Published: September 15, 2014

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Do You Have His Mobile Number?

Wow, how long are those phone numbers in Brazil!  Don’t worry, in this lesson we break it down into smaller chunks.  And yes, Brazilians do say ‘celular’ for all types of mobile phones....

Topic: Phones
Grammar: Ter

Published: July 21, 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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Anybody Home?

Anybody home?!!!!  In this lesson you learn how to ask if anyone is home and you also get some hints about what Brazilians say when they invite someone to come into their home.  Don't worry, we are sure that they will tell you to make yourself comfortable....

Grammar: Poder

Published: July 14, 2014

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How Many Languages Do You Speak?

Since you are tring to learn Portuguese, it only makes sense that we have a lesson on how to say the names of other languages too.  And that is what today's lesson is all about....

Topic: Languages
Grammar: Quanto

Published: July 11, 2014

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Where Are The Kid's Clothes?

Modern shopping malls in Brazil are called, shopping.  Be careful however, because it is easy to get lost in the maze of floors and corridors.  In today's lesson, learn how to follow the instructions to get to the children's clothing section on the fourth floor....

Published: July 07, 2014

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Sweetie, I'm Pregnant

Morning sickness, cravings, wow, there are a lot of things that happen when a woman becomes pregnant.  In this lesson we learn about how to talk about all of these things.  And we sure hope that other fathers catch on quicker than the one in this dialog!...

Topic: Pregnancy
Grammar: Subjunctive

Published: July 04, 2014

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Going To The Movies?

Everyone is going to the movies, and Susana is going too.  Do you want to come along?  In this lesson find out how, and while you are at it, learn all about the verb IR, (to go)....

Topic: Movies
Grammar: Ir

Published: June 30, 2014

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You Can't Keep Working Like This

Sometimes we just can’t get away from our work.  But really, is it more important than taking a break to go out to lunch with friends?  In this lesson we learn about how to invite others to lunch.  Hopefully you will be able to accept the invite, unlike Paulo in this lesson!...

Published: June 27, 2014

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Where's The Bathroom?

It's one thing to ask where the bathroom is, but it is another thing to be able to understand the directions that are given too.  In this case, is the bathroom on the left or on the right?  Learn how to ask for directions, and then follow them as well....

Topic: Directions

Published: June 23, 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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How Old Are You?

Maybe socially you shouldn't ask everyone their age, but after this lesson we will at least know how to do so, for those occasions when it is OK to ask.  While we are at it, this lesson also gives us a nice introduction to the ver TER (to have) vs. ESTAR COM (to be with)....

Topic: Age

Published: June 16, 2014

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Where Are You From?

So where are you from?  In this lesson we find out that Paulo is from Rio.  And the young lady that he is talking to, she is from Brasilia, what some people call "Brazil's big sky" country.  Learn how to ask where somebody is from....

Topic: Origin

Published: June 09, 2014

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How You Doing?

Let's see how Paulo is doing.  Because when he is doing fine, we all feel better.  In this lesson we learn how to ask people how they are doing.  Even better, we learn how to respond to that question too....

Topic: Greetings

Published: June 09, 2014

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Did You Sleep Well?

6:30am can seem so early sometimes!  How about we sleep a little longer, OK?  Learn how to ask what time it is, and while you are at it, suggest that we sleep just a little more....

Topic: Time

Published: June 09, 2014

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Which Bus Should I Take?

Large cities in Brazil have thousands of public buses, all of them with complicated routes, hundreds of bus stops, and tons of different schedules.  In this lesson we learn how to ask what streets a bus will go down, super practical information to for those who will be traveling in Brazil.  ...

Topic: Travel
Grammar: por_vs._para

Published: June 09, 2014

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