Let's talk about Carnaval! What is the first place that comes to your mind when you think about Brazil’s Carnival? Rio de Janeiro, right? Sure, Rio does one of the biggest, most glamorous, fun, and colorful parties. But Rio de Janeiro is not the only destination to celebrate carnival in Brazil.
Imagine getting late to that special date because you didn't understand the time. No one wants that to happen, right? In this video lesson, I will show you all you need to know in order to ask and say the time in Portuguese. I will also show you 3 major rules and 11 quick tips to say the time in
You might have lived a situation like the one below when speaking Portuguese. You are leaving the restaurant when you bump into your Brazilian friend. She asks: “Do you come here often?” You want to say that you eat there once in a while, but you are not sure how to say that in
How has 2016 been treating you? What have you been thinking about? How have you been feeling? In this video lesson, I will show you a language structure that we tend to use when we are catching up with friends. I will show you how to say what you have been doing or how you have been feeling. I
Some words can be particularly confusing in English and Portuguese because they sound similar, but do not mean the same thing. Atualmente is one of these words. Often times I see speakers of Portuguese using it to say “actually”, but, actually, these words are not related. With this video
Today my client and I were talking about personal growth. The article said that emotionally mature people do not dwell on their mistakes. In a different article about entrepreneurship, the author explained that making mistakes is important because of all the learning that it makes possible.
At this point you probably know that I am a fan of colloquial expressions and slang words. They are a part of the language, and to communicate naturally you need to make good use of certain slang words and colloquial expressions. It helps you fit it and, most importantly, it helps you express
Dar is an irregular verb. In fact, it is very irregular, and its conjugation is quite challenging. It is also a very important verb to learn because we use it in no many idiomatic expressions. In this lesson you will learn 3 common and useful Brazilian Portuguese expressions with the verb
From the beginning, we should be aware that studying a new language requires periods of lecture and practice. You should be thinking: “Yes, I know about that”. However, what happens when you sit down and open your book? Many people feel a "small physical pain” in their head and it can disappear in
Today someone said on the phone: “No worries”. This phrase brought me back in time to when I first came from Brazil to the US. I was fluent in English at the time, but I sounded like a textbook. I remember how happy I was each time I learned how to communicate an idea just like Americans do. “No