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
There are three ways in which you can type the Portuguese accents. 1) Add Portuguese to your computer. Any computer can do so. I am adding step by step instructions below. Please notice that the keyboards are different in Brazil and in the US, so you have to know what keys correspond to
Learners of Portuguese often ask what the best books to learn Portuguese are. There are several good books available. The best one for you will depend on your goals and learning style, and these may change along your language journey. Here are a few good books to consider. Ponto de
Street Smart Brazil had a fantastic get-together this past Sunday. Students, instructors, and friends met to socialize, practice Portuguese, and watch a Brazilian movie together. We saw the hilarious comedy Se Eu Fosse Você with renowned Brazilian actors Glória Pires and Tony Ramos. I can tell
On July 19th I posted a video teaching you how to say the months of the year. Now you are going to learn what articles and prepositions to use with the months. First, a reminder: We do not capitalize the months of the year in Portuguese. Let's go: 1) As in English, when
I was in Brazil enjoying a fantastic cappuccino with crushed peanuts over it when I thought that it would be fun to write a post about the differences in the coffee drinks in Brazil and in the US. For starters, the sizes are very different. A small coffee comes in an espresso size cup
I have talked about patterns between English and Portuguese in previous posts. I gave you a list of cognates -- words that are very similar -- and I listed ninety words that are easy to memorize. Today I will give you a list of 55 words with the following pattern: Words that end in -AL in