How to learn Portuguese
1. Intensive Portuguese Course in Brazil It is the best way to learn the language quickly – just come to the country where you will have plenty of native speakers to practice in everyday situations. There are a lot of Portuguese language schools for foreigners. Most of them loca
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5 local expressions you can not live without in Maceió
Speaking correct Portuguese is definitely a great thing but, on daily basis, people have local words and expressions, and also particular ways of expressing themselves that vary a lot from region to region (after all, it’s a big country and a lot of local cultures). In Northeast
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Portuguese Phrase of the Month: “O cão chupando manga”
January is a month of mango in our region. The fruit is so delicious that even some dogs don´t miss the change to try a piece. Even now and then one has to remember about “O cão chupando manga”. What comes to your mind when you hear “the dog sucking on the mango” which is li
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5 reasons why you should go to Brazil in 2017
1. You know it’s time for a change This headline just spoke to you, didn’t it? Otherwise you clearly wouldn’t continue reading this text. Exactly one year ago, I was in your position. I was staring at my computer screen during my lunch break, which I spent at my desk
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Independence Day of Brazil
Dia da Independência (engl. Independence Day) is celebrated today in Brazil. The Independence of Brazil from Portugal was firstly proclaimed 7th of September 1822. It was the culmination point of the independence sentiments which has started years before. The war against Napoleon in
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EcoEngenho celebrates 15 years of great work in rural development in Brazil
Today our partner Instituto EcoEngenho is celebrating its 15th birthday. 15 years of doing great project in the rural areas of Alagoas, discovering and teaching new sustainable methods of agriculture, bringing new ecological products to the consumers in spite of the unfavorable politi
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Brazilian Word of the week: Jangada
The day of the fisherman is celebrated on 29th of June in Brazil. It is also the day of the Saint Pedro – the protector of fishermen and their yield. This day is especially important here at Garça Torta. Historically it was fishermen´s village and still continues to have a fis
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It´s time to eat feijoada in Brazil
It is becoming more dificult to make a prefered and typical Brazilian dish “arroz com feijão” (engl.rice and beans). The price of beans has increased by 33% in average from the beginning of the year. In some supermarkets the price of one kg of beans is equal to 5 kg of ri
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Where does the name Brazil come from?
Everything has its origins. The name of our beloved country “Brazil” is not an exception. Have you ever thought what does it mean or where does it come from? If not, get ready for the surprise: Brazil is probably the only country which name comes from the tree! The name is shorten
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Crash Course Brazilian Portuguese
This crash course is designed specially for our students and volunteers coming to GoBrazil. GoBrazil is located at Maceió. The airport here is small and doesn´t have international flights, therefore our students are coming mostly to Recife airport and need to survive without Portugu
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