Valentine´s Day coming up in Brazil this week
While most countries have already celebrated Valentine’s Day this year, Brazil has been gearing up for it this week (Wednesday, June 12th). Dia dos Namorados in Brazil falls on the day before Saint Anthony’s day (considered to be the marriage saint) and is widely considered the ma
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Brazilian Phrase of the Week: Fique Tranquilo
Fique tranquilo If Brazilians value any single trait, it’s optimism; it’s being able to solve problems. And if the problem can’t be fixed, just relax and forget about it. At the first signs of someone’s stress, a Brazilian often says Fique tranquilo. It has a v
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Brazilian Food of the Week: Arroz com Feijão
There are no reliable statistics to offer concrete numbers, but it’s safe to say that the overwhelming majority of the population of Brazil eats rice and beans (arroz com feijão in Portuguese) every day of their lives. It is the absolute core of Brazilian cuisine and of Brazi
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Brazilians pessimistic about the economy and benefits from the World Cup
Brazilians pessimism about the future of the economy has increased considerably with just a few days left for the opening of the World Cup, according to a public opinion poll released by Pew Research.
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Hofstede Dimensions: What we can learn about Brazilian Culture (part 1)
“Culture is the collective programming of the mind distinguishing the members of one group or category of people from others” Professor Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies of how values in the workplace are influenced by culture. He analysed a large data
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Brazilian Artist of the Week: Chico Buarque
Francisco Buarque de Hollanda, known as Chico Buarque is a very important Brazilian singer, writer and composer. Listen to one of his most famous songs and read his interview with Marteen de Haan to get a better impression of his life and importance to Brazil. Chico Buarque – 
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Portuguese Word of the Week: Saudade
Saudade… …is a very typical world in the Portuguese language and is often used in Brazil. There is no exact translation into other languages. In Portuguese, this word serves to describe the feeling of missing someone (or something) you´re fond of. It also relates to feeli
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Brazilian Food of the Week: Brigadeiro
Brigadeiro is a simple but delicious chocolate dessert that is very similar to chocolate truffles. It has the distinction of being the most popular candy in the country of Brazil. Brigadeiro candy is traditionally served at all kinds of Brazilian birthday parties, pot lucks, weddings
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