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Horário

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the Word of the Week Palavra da Semana: Horário Word of the Week: Time, Schedule           Exemplos / Examples:  1) O Horário de Verão começa hoje. (Daylight Saving Time starts today.) 2) Qual é o horário da reunião? (What time is the meeting?) 3) Seu horário de trabalho é fixo ou flexível? (Is your work […]

Não

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the Word of the Week Palavra da Semana: Não Word of the Week: No, Not         Exemplos / Examples:  1) Você quer café? Não, obrigado/obrigada. (Would you like some coffee? No, thank you.) 2) Eu não sei dançar. (I cannot dance.) 3) Ele não fala português. (He does not speak Portuguese.) Remark: Want to learn more words? […]

Outubro

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the Word of the Week Palavra da Semana: Outubro Word of the Week: October           Exemplos / Examples:  1) Hoje é dia 1º de outubro. (Today is the 1st of October.) 2) Vou viajar no final de outubro. (I will travel at the end of October.) 3) […]

Bar

Learning Portuguese through the News Bar (bar, pub) Did you know that words ending in -r as in "bar" make the plural form by adding -es? More Examples: 1) bar – bares (bar, pubs – bars, pubs) 2) melhores (better) 3) professor – professores (teacher – teachers) You can find more about the plural form in my Portuguese Grammar book (page 35-36). […]

Curiosidade

Learning Portuguese through the News   Curiosidade (curiosity) Did you know that words ending in -ade as in "curiosidade" are feminine? More Examples: 1) a cidade (the city) 2) a prioridade (the priority) 3) a universidade (the university) You can learn a lot and improve your Portuguese overall by just reading the news headlines.  Remark: Click here to read the article.   

Suco

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the Word of the Week Palavra da Semana: Suco Word of the Week: Juice           Exemplos / Examples:  1) Eu vou tomar um suco de laranja e você? (I am going to drink an orange juice and you?) 2) Eu quero um suco de abacaxi com hortelã. (I would like […]

Mudar

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the News Mudar (to change, to move) Quero mudar o Brasil, não me mudar do Brasil.  I want to change Brazil, not move from Brazil.  Many people want to move from Brazil, but at the same time, many people want to change Brazil.  More Examples: 1) Vamos mudar o Brasil. (Let's change […]

4 Facts about the Portuguese Language

      Some good reasons to learn and improve your Portuguese. 1) Portuguese is a global language. 2) It is the third fastest growing language in the world – behind only Spanish and English. 3) It is the fourth most widely spoken language in the world. 4) It is the third in business environments related […]

Fazer & Amar

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with Verbs & Sentences Verbos: fazer, amar Verbs: to do, to love             Exemplo / Example Faça o que você ama e ame o que você faz.  Do what you love and love what you do.  Remark: New Course on Verbs coming out soon! 

Pai

Learn & Improve your Portuguese with the Word of the Week Palavra da Semana: Pai Word of the Week: Father, Dad           Exemplos / Examples:  1) Feliz Dia dos Pais! (Happy Father's Day!) 2) Este é meu pai e esta é minha mãe. (This is my father and this is my mother.) 3) Pai, […]