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(…)
Did the choice of England players to learn Brazilian Portuguese figure in the damp result last week, or is language irrelevant from the perspective of sport?
The FIFA 2014 World Cup has inspired artists around the world, resulting in some catchy tunes! So what makes a perfect World Cup song and music video? Watch the Top 10 FIFA World Cup Songs on YouTube, and just try not to be amped and ready for the event and all the action it brings.(…)
If you’re watching the World Cup in Brazil or are just thinking about visiting, we’ve collated a list of five essential phrases to help you communicate with the locals
Will speaking Portuguese help soccer fans in Brazil this month? We look into the differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese, and what they could mean at the World Cup
The World Cup is on and countries break out celebrated chants for their teams in all native languages. You may think you know what you’re hearing (“Go team, go”) but translations reveal chants range from poetic and impassioned (“Sing and don’t cry”) to hilarious and rowdy (“With lukewarm tequila, we’ll be champions”).
When Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, does dialect variation across its vast territories make the local language easier or harder to learn? Do regional differences present language barriers to non-native speakers with only a basic understanding of Portuguese?
Foreign soccer players’ abilities to speak English (while playing for teams in English-speaking countries) varies from impressive to amusing, but how much do they really need to know?
The 2014 World Cup is in Brazil, and whether you’re in the stands or watching from home, it’s time to enjoy the game like a Brazilian: with a nice, very cold beer. Brazilians have a refreshing approach to beer that’s different from their North American fellows and ideal for the hot days of summer. Whether(…)
If a vacation to Brazil is on your radar for this year, you’re probably focused on important things like making an itinerary, choosing your accommodations, and brushing up on your Portuguese. And while all of these are critically important, I’ve got another suggestion for you: Why not make a checklist of tasty drinks you’ll want(…)