When I first arrived in Brazil I did not know a word of Portuguese. As I spoke Spanish, I thought I would understand, but when I watched my first TV programme I almost cried with disappointment. The toughest was learning the nasal sound that comes with the “ão” words. This article brought back all those sad memories. I sympathise with you beginners. I do.
7 Portuguese words, 7 foreigners, and the challenge of pronouncing the unique sounds of the Portuguese language!
Source: 7 Portuguese Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not Brazilian) – Babbel.com
(Clique aqui para a versão em português) Dear Brazil, Carnaval is over. The “real” new year is finally beginning. And tomorrow, I will be leaving,…
Source: An Open Letter To Brazil – Mark Manson
(Click here for English version) Querido Brasil, O Carnaval acabou. O “ano novo” finalmente vai começar e eu estou te deixando para voltar para o…
Source: Uma Carta Aberta ao Brasil – Mark Manson
For those of you who are planning on traveling by bus to see more of Brazil, I really enjoyed the advice provided in Busbud. It´s pretty simple and straight-forward but great for a first-timer.
How to Travel Like a Local in Brazil by Bus.
Any article with a title like this one is bound to be interesting! Must read.
Why Brazil Is Its Own Worst Enemy | Daniel Wagner.
I really, really recommend this fascinating article by Marcos Carvalho in ESPN FC World Cup Stories published on the Medium website. He manages to summarize just about everything that happened and is happening in Brazil and concludes with something I always insist on: we, Brazilians, must also assume the responsibility of the state our country is in. Perfect article!
The World Cup Matters, but Brazil is the last place in the world that should host it.
Learn Portuguese – Portuguese Language – EasyPortuguese.
While translating and looking for information on the correct use of “à”, I found this interesting website.
Business Regulations Across Brazil – Subnational Doing Business – World Bank Group.
I thought this was incredibly interesting, although a little outdated. I am sure little has changed since 2006 in terms of doing business in Brazil.