When the World Cup (a Copa do Mundo) is around the corner, Brazilians all over the world have their jerseys ready and futebol is present in every conversation with friends. So let's get your soccer vocabulary ready with this Portuguese lesson!
This is a short post, but I believe that you will find it very useful. In English we sometimes use the verb "to get" when we mean "to buy": I am going to get tickets for the concert. In a previous lesson, we saw that the verb "pegar" is often translated as "to get". This leads English
Check out our Picture Gallery from Aula Viva! We had our premier Aula Viva this past Saturday and to our delight it was a great success! The students were fully engaged in working hard and totally willing to learn and have fun. What a wonderful time Larissa and I had with the students. We worked
Finalmente!!! Aula Viva is tomorrow, Saturday April 10! We are excited about it! Tomorrow you will meet uma brasileira que é super bacana. Our character is originally from Salvador. Her adventurous spirit and curious nature has taken her around Brazil and off the beaten path. You know that
Is there a difference between Tautology and Pleonasm? Tautology (rhetoric): needless or meaningless repetition in close succession of an idea, statement, or word. We can say it is almost the same as pleonasm, since pleonasm is the use of more words (or even word-parts) than necessary to express
I had the idea to write this post while I was teaching a class yesterday. My student had a few questions; he was confused about how to say "every day" and "the whole day" in Portuguese. It can be a bit confusing, I admit. The picture above says: Ontem passei o dia todo passeando em São
It is very easy to say thank you in Portuguese: Men say "Obrigado" Women say "Obrigada" Why is that? The first thing to have in mind is that in Portuguese adjectives vary in gender to agree with the noun they are modifying. For example: casa nova (new house) carro novo (new
Imagine that you are walking down the street and you drop your wallet without realizing so. A stranger stops you and returns your wallet. You feel genuinely grateful, and express your feeling with a heartfelt "Thank you so much!", to which the stranger replies: "For nothing". What would you