Tag Archives: Portuguese

Linguistics: Ithkuil, a Constructed Language With Interesting Associations


I was first introduced to languages at four or five when my parents went on assignment to Cuba for six months.  It was painful.  I ran to my mother complaining that I couldn’t get the cook to make me a … Continue reading

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Buy for me the rain, traz-me lírios e malmequeres


“Buy for Me the Rain” was the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s first hit in 1967 and it hung on the wall of a close friend for many years.  It has always danced through my mind when I think of her. … Continue reading

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LBGT: Do Transexuals Have Different Issues?


Some readers commented that yesterday’s post on the “History of Homosexuality” linked to a Brazilian interview show.  I like to think of this blog as a newsstand that has magazines in a variety of  languages. I only speak English, Portuguese, … Continue reading

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History of Homosexuality (Portuguese)


History of Homosexuality From time to time I find something topical but not in English.  This interview with a Brazilian Jesuit and professor fits this category.  It is also interesting that within the Catholic church there exists a variety of opinions … Continue reading

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Pasárgada – Manuel Bandeira


Vou-me Embora pra Pasárgada Manuel Bandeira  Vou-me embora pra Pasárgada                             I’m leaving for Pasárgada Lá sou amigo do rei                                           … Continue reading

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Wishes: Carlos Drummond de Andrade (from the Portuguese)


Perhaps one of Brazil’s most beloved poets, he died in 1987.  If you like it, Google him for more. Desejos                                         … Continue reading

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Obama Nails “Chiado” In Rio!


Na Cidade Maravilhosa Obama Fala http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_xhwpiQ6DQ Portuguese is not an easy language (ask any Spaniard), but in his speech to the people of Rio, Obama captured the soul of the Rio idiom.  Cariocas talk funny.  The most prominent thing about … Continue reading

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