Do Brazilians wear their wedding bands on their right or left hand? Does it differ for men and women? I just got these great questions from N da Silva, a member of the Street Smart Brazil Facebook community. A wedding band is an “aliança”. The ring finger is the same as it is in the US. When
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The SF International Film Festival will show a movie by Kleber Mendonça Filho, who is from Recife, my hometown. I am excited -- and a little nervous -- to see the film! This is Kleber's first fiction feature film and is a contender to the New Directors Prize. You can watch a short
Many of you have asked for a lesson with the super popular song Ai Se Eu Te Pego, by Michel Teló. Here it is! We hope you have a ton of fun learning with our new video lesson. This lesson is from the series Learn Brazilian Portuguese with Songs. These lessons are a collaboration
One of the most amazing painters to come out of Brazil was certainly Tarsila do Amaral. Born to a wealthy coffee family from inland São Paulo, her high came not from caffeine, but from art. She was central to the Modernista movement of the 1920's that swept the Brazilian art and literary world.
Yay! We have just launched Set 3 of our Flashcards App for Android. With Set 3 you will learn the Present and Past tenses of two irregular and widely used verbs: DAR & FAZER. Great, right? But there is more: This flashcard set is packed with idiomatic expressions to get you speaking like a
Street Smart Brazil former student Barron Bixler immersed himself in the lives of Brazilian fishermen. For several months he lived in a fishing community in the Northeastern Brazil and photographed his experience. I cannot wait to see the photos! It is a free event. Cash bar. When: Saturday,