Social media posts about Brazilian food always generate great engagement. Of course, right? Who can resist a good pão de queijo or a beautiful moqueca dish? Have you been using your love of Brazilian food to improve your Portuguese? You should! Most English speakers who have a Brazilian
The kitty in the picture is my precious baby doll Amahle. Because she is a girl, when I say “my cat”, I say minha gata. If my kitty was a boy, I’d say meu gato. If I had two cats and one was a boy, I’d say meus gatos. Yes, in Portuguese, the possessive pronouns vary in gender (masculine and
These little words cause a lot of trouble to language learners. Em, No, Na are prepositions. In this lesson you will understand what they mean and when to use each one.
Do you have the feeling that your Brazilian friends are always late? How would you tell a friend in Portuguese: “Dude, you’re half an hour late!” Would the word for “late” in the last sentence be the same word as in the following sentence? “It’s late. I have to go.” Today I will teach you how
Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s that time of the year! Today you will learn 37 words and expressions that you can use during Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Get your Christmas and New Year vocabulary ready!
It’s summer in Brazil. If you’re visiting the country, you will certainly enjoy many outdoor activities. How do you say outdoor activity in Portuguese? How do you say that the concert will be outdoors? In this lesson I will show you how to say outdoor in Portuguese and how we use the word outdoor in
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I was listening to a couple of CDs that a friend lent me and it occurred to me how rare it is these days to borrow CDs. Not so long ago, borrowing and lending music was a common practice. Now everything is on the cloud or in our phones and computers, and that interaction of lending and borrowing
When I first came to the US, I kept ordering “mineral water” at restaurants and I would often get funny looks. I didn’t know that it is more common to say bottled water. In Brazil, we say mineral water. I also used to ask my water with gas or without gas. I wasn’t very successful with that
I know how confusing it can be to use the verbs Ser and Estar correctly when you come from a language that doesn’t distinguish between the two verbs. That’s the case of English, for example. Both Ser and Estar translate as the verb To Be. However in Portuguese we have two verbs and they are not