Often there are Portuguese words you may not hear all the time and as such, you may put less effort into memorizing them. Sometimes the word in question seems scientific in nature and other times the word may be less formal and have some history to it. The latter are usually from the 60's, 70's and
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Any student can get a dictionary and look up the meaning of these verbs, right? To bring = trazer To take = levar However what you do not find in dictionaries or in any traditional Portuguese language blog is the key difference in the use of these verbs in Portuguese and in English.
Most of us know that Brazil is one big melting pot, but what kind of percentages are we talking about? How do Brazilians define themselves and do their genes "betray" that self-portrait? Does the discrepancy, if any, between the two even matter? Sérgio Danilo Pena, a well-known geneticist from the
As we begin the "golden decade" (as the next 10 years have been called, at least in Rio de Janeiro), full of such events as the Military Games, Rock in Rio, the World Cup, the Olympics and others that are sure to come, I wonder how well Brazil is protecting itself (the Buy Brazil Act aside) against
The largest Carnival bloco in the world is said to be in Recife and you can find it on Saturday during the week of Carnival in the central neighborhood of São José. It goes by the name of the Galo da Madrugada (The Early Morning Rooster) and it's pretty hard to miss, just find the giant shiny