Halloween Vocabulary Bonanza!

MUAHAHAHAHA

Olá e sejam bem-vindos ao nosso “Festival” de Vocabulário do Dia das Bruxas!

Hello and welcome to our Halloween Vocabulary Bonanza! 

A expressão de hoje é “gostosuras ou travessuras”

/gos•to•ZOO•rahs oh tra•ve•SUE•rahs/

Feliz Dia das Bruxas!! Digam-me nos comentários abaixo qual será sua fantasia neste ano!

Happy Halloween! Tell me in the comments below what’s your costume for this year!

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Halloween Vocabulary Bonanza!

MUAHAHAHAHA

Olá e sejam bem-vindos ao nosso “Festival” de Vocabulário do Dia das Bruxas!

Hello and welcome to our Halloween Vocabulary Bonanza! 

A expressão de hoje é “Dia das Bruxas”

/GEE•ah dahs BROO•shahs/

Falta somente 1 dia para o Dia das Bruxas!! Digam-me nos comentários abaixo qual será sua fantasia neste ano!

There is only 1 day left until Halloween! Tell me in the comments below what’s your costume for this year!

Halloween Vocabulary Bonanza!

MUAHAHAHAHA

Olá e sejam bem-vindos ao nosso “Festival” de Vocabulário do Dia das Bruxas!

Hello and welcome to our Halloween Vocabulary Bonanza! 

A expressão de hoje é “o gato preto”

/o GAH•to PRAI•to/

Faltam somente 2 dias para o Dia das Bruxas!! Digam-me nos comentários abaixo qual será sua fantasia neste ano!

There are only 2 days left until Halloween! Tell me in the comments below what’s your costume for this year!

Halloween Vocabulary Bonanza!

MUAHAHAHAHA

Olá e sejam bem-vindos ao nosso “Festival” de Vocabulário do Dia das Bruxas!

Hello and welcome to our Halloween Vocabulary Bonanza! 

A palavra de hoje é “a bruxa”

/ah BROO•sha/

Faltam somente 3 dias para o Dia das Bruxas!! Digam-me nos comentários abaixo qual será sua fantasia neste ano!

There are only 3 days left until Halloween! Tell me in the comments below what’s your costume for this year!

Halloween Vocabulary Bonanza!

MUAHAHAHAHA

Olá e sejam bem-vindos ao nosso “Festival” de Vocabulário do Dia das Bruxas!

Hello and welcome to our Halloween Vocabulary Bonanza! 

A palavra de hoje é “os doces”

/os DOUGH•sees/

Faltam somente 4 dias para o Dia das Bruxas!! Digam-me nos comentários abaixo qual será sua fantasia neste ano!

There are only 4 days left until Halloween! Tell me in the comments below what’s your costume for this year!

Quintas da Leitura

Olá, pessoal! Tudo bem?

I’m here to announce a new series on my blog to intermediate students: as Quintas da Leitura (Reading Thrusdays)!

This would be a space for those who are a bit more advanced to practice their reading skills in Portuguese, since most of my blog posts are in English.

The themes would vary every week, but I will write about curiosities in Brazil, my daily routine, tips and tricks on language learning, among other things.

The vocabulary will be slightly more complicated, so if you are a beginner but would like to try it out, let me know how this experience was for you!

I would also like to know your suggestions and comments about what topics we should explore next week!

Até a próxima vez!

Halloween Vocabulary Bonanza!

MUAHAHAHAHA

Olá e sejam bem-vindos ao nosso “Festival” de Vocabulário do Dia das Bruxas!

Hello and welcome to our Halloween Vocabulary Bonanza! 

 

A palavra de hoje é “a abóbora”

/ah ah•BAW•bo•ra/

 

Faltam somente 5 dias para o Dia das Bruxas!! Digam-me nos comentários abaixo qual será sua fantasia neste ano!

There are only 5 days left until Halloween! Tell me in the comments below what’s your costume for this year!

Days of the week in Portuguese

The days of the week in Portuguese are very different from the English form. That is because the names adopted are not related to the Pagan gods, as it happens in French, Spanish, Italian and English.

As you may see in the list below, in Portuguese there is a strange repetition of the word “feira”, which in Latin means “rest day”. That, however, doesn’t mean that every day is a rest day (I wish…)!

The term “feira” was actually implemented in the year 563 during the week before Easter, when every Christian should rest. Later on, that rule was applied to all of the other weeks of the year.

Now, let’s take a look at the name of the seven days and their pronunciation:

Segunda-feira – /se•goon•dah fay•rah/

Terça-feira – /ter•sah fay•rah/

Quarta-feira – /kwar•tah fay•rah/

Quinta-feira – /keen•tah fay•rah/

Sexta-feira – /says•tah fay•rah/

Sábado – /sah•ba•doo/

Domingo – /do•mean•goo/

When we’re talking about the days of the week in a conversation with someone, we could abbreviate these long forms, removing the term “-feira”, which leaves us with: segunda, terça, quarta, quinta and sexta.

Let’s see a practical example:

O Ano Novo de 2017, celebrado no dia 1º de janeiro, cairá em um domingo. Porém, o Dia de Reis será na sexta.

The New Year of 2017, celebrated on the 1st of January, will be on a Sunday. However, the Three Kings’ Day will fall on a Friday.

dias-da-semana-em-portugues

We could also abbreviate those written forms to numbers. Yes, I know it seems weird, but if you pay close attention, every day correspond to an ordinal number. For example, segunda reminds us of the number 2, terça is correlated to the number three, ecc. So how’s that abbreviation, you might ask… Well, it’s quite simple:

Segunda – 2ª

Terça – 3ª

Quarta – 4ª

Quinta – 5ª

Sexta – 6ª

Easy, right?

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Tchau!

 

 

 

Portuguese Language Expressions #4

The Portuguese language expression of the day is “Deus ajuda quem cedo madruga”, which in English should be translated as “God helps who gets up early”.

Like many other Brazilian expressions, this sentence has also a strong religious theme. It literaly means that those who wake up early, do more things during the day and therefore are more productive. It also implies that with hardwork and diligence (waking up so early everyday) you can achieve your goals.

Let’s see a few examples:

Regina sempre chegava cedo ao trabalho e adiantava algumas tarefas fáceis. Por isso, em dois meses, conseguiu uma promoção. É claro, Deus ajuda quem cedo madruga.

Durante 40 anos, Seu Vicente saía para trabalhar às 4 horas da manhã tentando juntar dinheiro para construir sua casa. Finalmente, depois de tanto trabalho duro, seu sonho se realizou. É … Deus ajuda quem cedo madruga.

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