Palavra do Dia

A palavra do dia de hoje é:

Páscoa

PAHS•coh•ah

Well, this holiday is also celebrated in Brazil, where the Catholic Church is still the main religion. In this date, people avoid eating red meat and opt for fish, such as cod. And for desert, the very well-appreciated CHOCOLATE!

Have a happy Easter, everyone! But don’t eat too much chocolate at once, ok?

Até a próxima!

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Palavra do Dia

A palavra do dia de hoje é:

Coelho da Páscoa

Co•EH•lho / dah / PAHS•coh•ah

Do you know that in Brazil there is a nurcery rhyme about the Easter Bunny? No? Well, take a look below:

Coelhinho da Páscoa

Coelhinho da Páscoa, que trazes pra mim?
Um ovo, dois ovos, três ovos assim.
Um ovo, dois ovos, três ovos assim.

Coelhinho da Páscoa, que cor eles têm?
Azul, amarelo e vermelho também
Azul, amarelo e vermelho também.

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Palavra do Dia

A palavra do dia de hoje é:

Carnaval

car•nah•VAL

This is one of the most famous holidays in Brazil! During Carnaval, people usually travel to different cities to relax, or they might choose to celebrate and dance under a lot of sun, following “trios elétricos” and watching the parades.

Differently from what people may think, we do not hear only samba on Caranaval: there is axé, frevo, marchinhas, pagode, sertanejo universitário, forró and many other music genres!

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Palavra do Dia

A palavra do dia de hoje é:

Dieta

Djee•EH•tah

Part of the New Year’s resolutions of almost everyone, “dieta” is a very common and useful word, which can also be substituted for “regime”. But, when we’re talking about an specific diet, for example, the protein diet, we use only the word “dieta”.

Here are 2 examples:

Ano passado fiz uma dieta (regime) incrível e perdi 10 quilos.

Acho que a “dieta da proteína” não me ajudou muito… vou ter que ir na nutricionista.

Até mais!

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Palavra do Dia

A palavra do dia de hoje é:

Mar

MAHR

Continuing with the theme of this month, VACATIONS (insert chorus of angels), today’s word is a place where every Brazilian wants to be… the sea.

In this ridiculously hot wheater that we have in Brazil during January, the only option is to have some fun in the water. In a way, it’s a sort of tradition to go to the beach and to dive in the sea, even if it’s for just one day!

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Palavra do Dia

A palavra do dia de hoje é:

Praia

PRAHEE•ah

Are you in Brazil in January? Well, if you decide to go to the beach, be warned: it’s going to be JAM-PACKED!

I am here as a friend to tell you that, although it seems beautiful and warm outside, you will probably have to face traffic under that sun… hahaha That, however, never stopped us from going to the beach and having some fun!

Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen!

Tchau!

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Palavra do Dia

A palavra do dia de hoje é:

Parabéns

pah•rah•BAINS

Parabéns can either mean a general “congratulations” for any sort of achievement or it can also be a substitue for “Feliz Aniversário”, or, in English,”happy birthday”. Take a look at the two examples below:

Parabéns, vó! A senhora nem parece que acabou de fazer 89 anos! Está linda!

Happy birthday (congratulations), grandma! You don’t even look like you just completed 89 years old! You’re beautiful!

Carlinhos, meus parabéns! Fiquei sabendo que você entrou na faculdade! Estou muito feliz por você!

Carlinhos, congratulations! I heard that you started college! I so happy for you!

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Palavra do Dia

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Férias

FEH•ree•ahs

Férias can either be a school break or a work vacation. In Brazil, school vacations start in December and last until the middle of February – something much different from other countries, specially in the northern hemisphere. And people usually get some rest from work between the 25th of December and the 5th of January…

So, in this time of the year, many people go to the beach and enjoy themselves a little break from their routines – specially in this very hot weather!

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Até mais,

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