Tag Archives: Portuguese

Tips to Master the Easiest and Hardest Languages to Learn

The ease or difficulty involved in learning another language is often a factor in which ones we choose to study. High-school students tend to go with French and Spanish for a reason: because these are easier and take less time to learn than, say Chinese, or Hungarian. But others love tackling the hard ones because(…)


4 Common Mistakes Students of Portuguese Make

According to the British Council’s Languages for the Future report, Portuguese is considered to be the seventh most spoken language in the world. Brazil, regarded as the Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) epicenter, is famous for its sunny landscapes, vibrant cities, and beautiful oceanside views. But Brazil isn’t just beaches and sunshine: if you want to master the(…)


The Gringo’s Guide to New Year’s Traditions in Latin America

Every holiday comes with its own traditions around the world, and New Year’s is no different. For most people in the United States, the festivities include watching the ball drop in Times Square, a final 60-second countdown, and kissing someone as the clock strikes midnight. With a glass of champagne in hand, everyone sings–or more(…)


Eat Your Way Through São Paulo at These 6 Local Eateries

If a Brazilian vacation is on your horizon, there’s no doubt you’re at least passing through São Paulo, if not spending a few days exploring this diverse and lively city. And if you’re going to São Paulo, be prepared to eat well. From the local tradition of meat served by the skewer at churrascarias to(…)


Residency And Children: What To Know Before Marrying a Brazilian

There are many beneficial aspects of being with someone from abroad – learning about a different culture, a different language, being introduced to different music and tasting different food. Many adventure seekers are attracted to new cultures, and marrying a Brazilian definitely has its perks. But it can also be a complicated process – especially(…)


4 Reasons Why You Should Move Your Family to Brazil

Relocating to a new country is never an easy task, and the many new intricate details to learn – the language, culture, rules and regulations – can make for a complicated transition. Despite all the difficulties, many people choose to embark on this incredible adventure. Moving to a new country by yourself is one thing,(…)


4 Kid-Friendly Activities for Families Vacationing in São Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil, is an eclectic, fast-paced city that offers visitors lots of things to see and do. Parents who are eager to show their kids a different type of lifestyle will love this city that blends the traditional with the contemporary, the upscale with the modest, and has a never-ending energy. There’s no shortage(…)


Top 5: Don’t Miss These Incredible Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Let’s be honest… One of the most exciting things about going on vacation to a faraway place is sampling the flavors of the local culture, wouldn’t you agree? If you’re planning a getaway to Rio de Janeiro, it will pay to do your research in advance and choose at least a handful of must-be-visited eateries(…)


A Beginner’s Guide to Brazil: 15 Basic Facts You Should Know

Brazil is a hot topic these days, with the action at the World Cup attracting attention even from even those who generally show little to no interest in futebol. With the spotlight on this beautiful country, there’s no better time to learn some basic facts. Think you already know a lot about Brazil? From the(…)