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.
How about learning about coffee and chocolate to improve your Portuguese? I’d say that sounds like a lot of fun. Especially if you are an advanced Portuguese speaker, or feel that you have reached a plateau, you will greatly benefit from taking different courses in Portuguese. Chocolate and
While looking through Street Smart Brazil’s blog archives, I rediscovered the article on Tips to Overcome Language Learning Frustration. In it, there’s the phrase, "Tell your Brazilian friends that they don’t need to correct every detail of what you say." As it happens, it evoked
When I first decided I was serious about learning Brazilian Portuguese and about Brazil, I did all the things I always mention (look for grammar books, films and music) yet I seemed to always leave out a great resource: make Brazilian friends! There are two ways of getting an “in” to the local
The one thing the image above doesn't say is that the second you leave your comfort zone, you're creating a new comfort zone. It’s pretty safe to say most people are, in fact, creatures of comfort. We seek out places, people and situations that make us feel good. Even for people like me who grew up
Professora Tatiana sent me a job description today: "Google is looking for a professional who can speak and write in English, Portuguese, and Spanish fluently and idiomatically.” The post got Tatiana’s attention because of the explicit mention to “idiomatically.” I founded Street Smart Brazil in
In Brazilian Portuguese, there’s a noun called a palavra-ônibus (literally, word-bus) which is a linguistic term that covers colloquial words that “have many meanings, or that are used to express various vague ideas, in different situations”. Some examples are legal, bacana, troço, and coisa, among
I just read an excellent article entitled “Is Learning a Language Difficult?” by David Mansaray. The article brings the opinions of great language speakers and teachers, including Susanna Zaraysky from our series Learn Brazilian Portuguese with Songs. I encourage you to read the