How to Speak Portuguese Like a Carioca

In order to really blend in with the locals in Brazil, you can’t just learn textbook Portuguese (Unless of course you don’t mind sounding like a gringo…But who wants that?!).  The best way to learn any language (including Portuguese) is by speaking with locals. It’s by learning the colloquial speech and gíria (slang)…the way that people really talk.  Cariocas (people from Rio)Continue reading “How to Speak Portuguese Like a Carioca”

46 Awesome Words and Expressions That Don’t Exist in English…But Should

It’s no secret that language and culture are inextricably connected. We can learn so much about a society’s cultural norms and ideals through its language alone — which is one of many reasons why I love learning languages. Take the English word “workaholic”, for instance. This word, unique to the English language (and invented byContinue reading “46 Awesome Words and Expressions That Don’t Exist in English…But Should”