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      Curso de Inglês em Campo Grande, MS. Americano e Britânico, para Crianças, Adolescentes, Jovens e Adultos, Preparatório para Toefl, In-Company, Intensivo, Imersão, Language Coaching e Curso de Português para Estrangeiros - Portuguese Intensive Course

Train ride from Campo Grande, MS, Brazil, to  Bolivia through the stunning wetland, Pantanal.

Posted 189 weeks ago
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea Inspiring and Connecting People" target="_blank">Prezados amigos,</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea Inspiring and Connecting People" target="_blank">Muito obrigada pela lealdade e apoio.</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea Inspiring and Connecting People" target="_blank">Espero que tenham bons momentos de paz, e relaxamento com familiares e amigos.</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea Inspiring and Connecting People" target="_blank">Com os melhores votos,</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea Inspiring and Connecting People" target="_blank">Claire</a> Cordeiro</p>

Prezados amigos,

Muito obrigada pela lealdade e apoio.

Espero que tenham bons momentos de paz, e relaxamento com familiares e amigos.

Com os melhores votos,

Claire Cordeiro

Posted 190 weeks ago
<p><strong>A genialidade do Jeitinho Brasileiro:</strong> “Quando a gente ama, não pensa em dinheiro, só se quer amar”. Tim Maia.</p>
<p><strong>The genious Brazilian trick</strong>: “When we love, we don’t think of money, we just want to love.” Tim Maia.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23536914" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23536914</a></p>

A genialidade do Jeitinho Brasileiro: “Quando a gente ama, não pensa em dinheiro, só se quer amar”. Tim Maia.

The genious Brazilian trick: “When we love, we don’t think of money, we just want to love.” Tim Maia.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23536914

Posted 209 weeks ago
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk/free.php" title="Inspiring and connecting people. bpea" target="_blank">Brasil, zil, zil!</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk/free.php" title="Inspiring and connecting people. bpea" target="_blank">Brasil! Brasil! Brasil!</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk/free.php" title="Inspiring and connecting people. bpea" target="_blank">3x0 naqueles b***as-moles dos espanhois!</a></p>

Brasil, zil, zil!

Brasil! Brasil! Brasil!

3x0 naqueles b***as-moles dos espanhois!

Posted 215 weeks ago

PortoDori Caymmi’s master piece

Posted 225 weeks ago

Dori Caymmi and his heavenly music

Posted 226 weeks ago

Useful Common Phrases in Brazilian Portuguese

Phrases in English in alphabetical order followed by Translation in Brazilian Portuguese (in European Portuguese it is pretty much the same with little difference) 
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(1)Call the police! = Chama a polícia!
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(2)Cheers/Good health! = Saúde!
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  (3)Do you speak Portuguese? Yes, a little. = Você fala português? Sim, um pouco.
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(4)Enjoy your meal! = Bom apetite!
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(5)Excuse me! = Por favor! (before asking for anything) Desculpe! (before interrupting other people) Com licença! (before coming into a room)
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(6)Fire! = Fogo!
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(7)Get well soon! = Desejo melhoras!
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(8)Good afternoon/evening! = Boa tarde!
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(9)Good luck! = Boa sorte!
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(10)Good morning! = Bom dia!
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(11)Good night! = Boa noite!
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(12)Goodbye! = Até logo! (‘Adeus!’ if for good)
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(13)Happy Birthday! = Feliz aniversário!
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(14)Happy Easter! = Feliz Páscoa!
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(15)Happy New Year! = Feliz Ano Novo!
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(16)Have a nice day! = Tenha um bom dia! (formally) / Tem um bom dia! (informally)
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(17)Have a safe journey! = Desejo-lhe uma boa viagem! (formally) / Faz boa viagem! (informally)
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(18)Hello! = Olá!
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(19)Help! = Socorro!
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(20)How are you? = Como vai você! / Como está? (formally in European Portuguese) / Como estás? (informally in European Portuguese)
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(21)How much is this? = Quanto é que custa?
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    (22)I don’t understand = Eu não compreendo. / Eu não percebo. (in European Portuguese)
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(23)I’m fine, thanks. And you? = Eu vou bem, obrigado. E você? / Eu estou bem, obrigado. E você? (in European Portuguese)
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(24)I’m from … = Eu sou de …
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(25)Leave me alone! = Você pode me dá licença uns minutos? (if you need some time for yourself) Dá licença, por favor! (resolutely to a troublesome person)
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(26)Long time no see! = Há quanto tempo!
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(27)Merry Christmas! = Feliz Natal!
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(28)My name is … = Meu nome é …
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(29)Please speak more slowly! = Por favor, você pode falar mais devagar! (Just be aware that this is an unnatural phrase that nobody speaks and it’s the best way to kill off a conversation. Instead you should say ‘Desculpe, eu não entendi.’ Your conversational partner will then say whatever they were trying to say in a simpler form without switching to English or simply giving up trying to speak) / Desculpe, eu não percebo. (in European Portuguese)
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(30)Please write it down. = Por favor, você pode escrever isso pra mim?
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(31)Pleased to meet you! = Muito pazer!
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(32)Sorry = Desculpe! (if you’ve really broken the rules) / Perdão! (if you just bumped into someone else)
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(33)Stop! = Pare! (formally) / Para! (informally)
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(34)Thank you! = Obrigado! (the literal meaning is ‘obliged’)
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(35)This gentleman/lady will pay for everything. = Este senhor/Esta senhora vai pagar tudo.
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(36)Welcome! = Bem-vindo! (if said to a man) / Bem-vinda! (if said to a woman) / Bem-vindos! (if said to a group of people)
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(37)What’s this (showing the thing to your conversational partner) in Portuguese? (as it may be useless saying ‘How do you say … in Portuguese?’ if your conversational partner doesn’t speak any English) = O que é isso em português?
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(38)What’s your name? = Qual é o seu nome?
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(39)Where are you from? = De onde você é?
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(40)Where’s the toilet? = Onde fica o banheiro? Onde fica a casa de banho? (in European Portuguese)
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(41)Would you like to dance with me? = Você quer dançar comigo?
Posted 228 weeks ago
<h1><strong><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea" target="_blank">Brazilians want Pope Francis to be liberal</a></strong></h1>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea" target="_blank">Folha de SÃO PAULO, 24th March 2013</a></p>

<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea" target="_blank">The majority of Brazilians supported the choice to make Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio the head of the Catholic Church. At the same time, most of them would like the church to adopt a more liberal attitude towards issues such as birth control and divorce.</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea" target="_blank">That is the result of a national survey done by Datafolha on March 20 and 21, one week after the conclave that elected Pope Francis - the first Latin American and the first Jesuit to command the Catholic Church. The survey has a 2% margin of error.</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea" target="_blank">Of the 2,653 people interviewed by Datafolha in 166 cities, the majority, 58%, said they were Catholics - similar to the latest figures of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), of 2010, which showed that 64.6% of Brazilian are Catholic. Pentecostal Evangelicals amounted to 21%.</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea" target="_blank">The survey also shows that many Brazilians - including Catholics - disagree with several positions adopted by the Catholic Church.</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea" target="_blank">Birth control is the most troublesome issue. A vast majority, 83%, say Pope Francis should advise the church to support the use of condoms, and 77% say it should do the same regarding birth control pills.</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea" target="_blank">Also according to the survey, 61% of Brazilians want the Pope to accept the use of the “morning-after pill.” It is considered an abortion method by the Catholic Church.</a><br/><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea" target="_blank">Most of the people interviewed by Datafolha also believe Pope Francis should advise the church to support divorce (58%), allow women to be ordained priests and celebrate masses (58%) and end the priests’ celibate (56%).</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.bpea.co.uk" title="bpea" target="_blank">Abortion and gay marriage are the topics on which most Brazilians agree with the Catholic Church: 54% and 57%, respectively, said they believe the church should maintain its position.</a></p>

Brazilians want Pope Francis to be liberal

Folha de SÃO PAULO, 24th March 2013

The majority of Brazilians supported the choice to make Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio the head of the Catholic Church. At the same time, most of them would like the church to adopt a more liberal attitude towards issues such as birth control and divorce.

That is the result of a national survey done by Datafolha on March 20 and 21, one week after the conclave that elected Pope Francis - the first Latin American and the first Jesuit to command the Catholic Church. The survey has a 2% margin of error.

Of the 2,653 people interviewed by Datafolha in 166 cities, the majority, 58%, said they were Catholics - similar to the latest figures of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), of 2010, which showed that 64.6% of Brazilian are Catholic. Pentecostal Evangelicals amounted to 21%.

The survey also shows that many Brazilians - including Catholics - disagree with several positions adopted by the Catholic Church.

Birth control is the most troublesome issue. A vast majority, 83%, say Pope Francis should advise the church to support the use of condoms, and 77% say it should do the same regarding birth control pills.

Also according to the survey, 61% of Brazilians want the Pope to accept the use of the “morning-after pill.” It is considered an abortion method by the Catholic Church.
Most of the people interviewed by Datafolha also believe Pope Francis should advise the church to support divorce (58%), allow women to be ordained priests and celebrate masses (58%) and end the priests’ celibate (56%).

Abortion and gay marriage are the topics on which most Brazilians agree with the Catholic Church: 54% and 57%, respectively, said they believe the church should maintain its position.

Posted 229 weeks ago
<p><strong>The sinister side of European Brazilians.</strong></p>
<p>Europeans fled to Brazil to escape the continual conflict that endlessly erupts in Europe and is inflicted on the rest of the world.</p>
<p>However, it didn’t take Europeans very long to get their claws into the naive Brazilians.</p>
<p>Europeans won’t disguise their racism towards ethnic minorities and, worse than that, their despicable view of women.</p>
<p>The legendary African-Brazilian image of Chica da Silva was hijacked and has now been transformed into a symbol of sexual slavery, in which a woman is demoted to something less than a beast.</p>
<p><a href="http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/1248525-fotos-mostram-atos-racistas-em-trote-na-ufmg-universidade-investiga-o-caso.shtml" title="Folha de Sao Paulo" target="_blank">http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/1248525-fotos-mostram-atos-racistas-em-trote-na-ufmg-universidade-investiga-o-caso.shtml</a></p>
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The sinister side of European Brazilians.

Europeans fled to Brazil to escape the continual conflict that endlessly erupts in Europe and is inflicted on the rest of the world.

However, it didn’t take Europeans very long to get their claws into the naive Brazilians.

Europeans won’t disguise their racism towards ethnic minorities and, worse than that, their despicable view of women.

The legendary African-Brazilian image of Chica da Silva was hijacked and has now been transformed into a symbol of sexual slavery, in which a woman is demoted to something less than a beast.

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/1248525-fotos-mostram-atos-racistas-em-trote-na-ufmg-universidade-investiga-o-caso.shtml

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Posted 229 weeks ago

A Turma da Monica

Posted 231 weeks ago
em Português

English Portuguese Meetup em Campo Grande, MS, Brasil. 

Lugar onde você encontra Americanos, Australianos e Britânicos em Campo Grande, MS, Brasil.

Numa sexta-feira a cada mês, americanos, australianos e britânicos reunem-se e trocam ideias, conhecem pessoas, fazem amigos, aprendem português, falam inglês, atualizam-se, conectam redes de negócios, divulgam eventos, vendem o seu peixe, enfim unimo-nos porque unidos jamais seremos vencidos.

Quem somos? 

Nós somos um grupo considerável de pessoas muito legais que se reúnem e falam inglês e português - venha juntar-se a nós! 

Nos reunimos cerca de duas vezes por mês, em diferentes locais e em diferentes dias da semana, por isso deve ser bom para todos. 

O grupo não é uma aula de Inglês.

Onde nos encontramos?

Inscreva-se abaixo para receber o convite.

Quanto vai custar?

É um evento gratuito mas espera-se que os convidados paguem pelo que consumirem.

Como faço para fazer parte do grupo?

Simplesmente, preencha e evie o formulário abaixo para receber convite e alerta por email.

in English

English Portuguese Meetup in Campo Grande, MS, Brazil. 

Place where you meet Americans, Aussies and Brits in Campo Grande, MS, Brazil.

On a Friday every month, American, Australian and British expats get together and exchange ideas, make friends, learn Portuguese, speak English, update the not so latest news, network, publicise events, sell their products, in short, we unite because united we will never be defeated. 

Who are we? 

We are a sizable bunch of cool people who meet up and speak English and Portuguese - come and join us!

We get together about twice a month, at different locations and on different days of the week, so there should be something for everyone. 

The group is not an English class.

Where do we meet?

Sign up below to get an invite.

How much will it cost?

It's a free event but guests are expected to get their own drinks.

How can I join the group?

Simply leave your details by filling out the form below and we'll send you an invite and reminder by email.


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