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How to Improve Your Memory – Como Melhorar a sua Memória

READ TWO BOOKS AT THE SAME TIME! When you force the brain to remember which story belongs to which book, you enlarge the space for new memories. Do you believe that this is true? Palavra-chave: melhorar, memória, leitura, livros, ler

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Pronunciation – A guide for Dutch People

  PRONUNCIAÇÃO   VOGAIS     A   –       Aberto/curto:            [“laat” (Dutch)]   Ex: porta, lado, lá, está –       Nasal/longo:         antes de -N, -MP, -MB, -Ã     [“van” (Dutch)] Ex: Ana, ano, andar, antigo Ex: campo, Campinas Ex: também Ex: … Continue reading

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Cê, tá, tô, tamos, pra, pro? Do you know what these words mean?

  Do you know what “tá”, “tô”, “tamos”,.”cê”, “pra”, “pro” mean?  These are informal/spoken language and can make you very confused.  So take a look at  the examples bellow to understand what they mean:   Cê tá com sede? (Are … Continue reading

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COZINHANDO – COOKING

     Vocabulário – Vocabulary

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Are you looking for a Brazilian Portuguese – English Grammar? (paperback)

Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar – A Practical Guide.  ISBN: 0415566444 Where to buy? Amazon.com and Bookdepository, for example. Success!! Boa sorte!

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JOKE – PIADA – GRAPJE: FOME

O CÃO PREGUIÇOSO – LAZY DOG: tô (estou) – I am fome – hungry mas – but a tigela – the bowl tá (está) – is tão longe – so far LEIA TAMBÉM: gramática

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Brazilian Portuguese Dictionary – Braziliaans Portugees Woordenboek

My students often ask me about Brazilian Portuguese–Dutch dictionaries but I still haven’t found one. I use “van Dale” – middelgroot, but is Portuguese from Portugal-Dutch. Well, there are still several differences between Brazilian Portuguese and Portuguese from Portugal, so … Continue reading

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Que horas são? – What Time is it? – Hoe laat is het?

Olá pessoal, Nesta publicação você vai aprender a “falar” que horas são (what time is it?) e a que horas algo acontece (at what time is…?) . É simples, você vai ver! Dê uma olhada no arquivo abaixo: WHAT TIME … Continue reading

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