Brazil

Ask Babs: I Have A Crush On Someone, But He Doesn’t Speak My Language. How Do I Do This?

Ask Babs: I Have A Crush On Someone, But He Doesn’t Speak My Language. How Do I Do This?

This month: Cupid attempts to shatter the language barrier. Also, how to avoid pronouncing “years” like “anuses” in Italian.
Which Countries Speak The Least English?

Which Countries Speak The Least English?

Are you an ambitious language learner who wants to travel to places where you won’t be able to use English as a crutch? Take note.
How To Flirt With A Brazilian

How To Flirt With A Brazilian

So you know some words — but can you charm a foreigner? In this series, we’ll examine the unspoken language of love and how it varies around the world.
How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

‘Self-care’ has become a major buzzword in the U.S. amid a burgeoning movement to destigmatize mental illness. Do other cultures discuss mental health as openly?
Which Are The Most Spoken Languages In Brazil?

Which Are The Most Spoken Languages In Brazil?

Virtually everyone in Brazil speaks Portuguese. But what about Catalan, German, Japanese and Tikuna?
How Many People Speak Portuguese, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Portuguese, And Where Is It Spoken?

Did you know that Portuguese is the most spoken language in South America? Read on for more facts and background about Portuguese.
14 Portuguese Expressions That Are Essential To Understanding Brazil

14 Portuguese Expressions That Are Essential To Understanding Brazil

Learn these 14 Portuguese expressions from Brazil and you’ll be a step closer to understanding Brazilian humor (and the Brazilian way of life).
10 Essential Portuguese Phrases To Know Before You Go To Brazil

10 Essential Portuguese Phrases To Know Before You Go To Brazil

If you only learn 10 phrases in Portuguese before you go to Brazil, these slang terms are the ones to remember. You won’t be able to do much more than greet friends and order beers, but you’ll sound VERY local.
An American In Rio — What I Learned In Brazil’s “Cidade Maravilhosa” FULL SERIES

An American In Rio — What I Learned In Brazil’s “Cidade Maravilhosa” FULL SERIES

We sent our editor, John-Erik, to Rio de Janeiro ahead of the Games. He has never been to South America before, he doesn’t speak a word of Portuguese and he has no clue what he’s doing. Our gringo in Rio has a lot to learn.
7 Brazilian Gestures That Non-Brazilians Won’t Be Able To Guess

7 Brazilian Gestures That Non-Brazilians Won’t Be Able To Guess

Why do Brazilians use so many hand gestures? Is this an exclusively Brazilian habit? Here are 7 common Brazilian gestures that might not translate easily.
Brazilianize Yourself! How To Become A Genuine Brazilian In 10 Steps

Brazilianize Yourself! How To Become A Genuine Brazilian In 10 Steps

What is being Brazilian all about? And why do most most visitors to Brazil fall in love with the country? The 11 habits and behaviors below are a good starting point for those who want a better understanding of life in the “Land of Soccer” (or would it be the “Land of Carnival”?).
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Portuguese

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Portuguese

Want to finally learn a foreign language, but can’t decide which one? Besides the obvious benefits that learning any language brings, here are our top 5 reasons to learn Portuguese.
What’s The Difference Between Portuguese In Brazil And In Portugal?

What’s The Difference Between Portuguese In Brazil And In Portugal?

Are Brazilian and European Portuguese two different languages or two sides of the same coin? To find out, we consulted the most reputable source we know: hand puppets!
The Best Brazilian Soccer Expressions

The Best Brazilian Soccer Expressions

A “pigeon without wings” and other sayings