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Transcript of Brazil
Brazil: 7 types of Biome
7 million km²
60% on Brazil
Amazon River :2nd longest river in the world
Savannah / Cerrado
20% of the National Territory
Present in 8 states of Brazil
Big and unique diversity of fauna and flora
Education and Health Services are
guaranteed by the Constitution.
From the kindergarten to Ph.D degree
Rice and Beans
Most famous national dish
Soup of black beans and pork with side dishes
Rice and beans are the base of the principal meals: lunch and dinner
Brazil is among the 10 countries with the happiest people in the world
71% of Brazilians consider themselves happy
The Brazilian people are the most optimistic in the world when they think about the future
African Brazilian Religions
Kardecism and spiritualism
"Levanta, sacode a poeira
E dá a volta por cima!"
Rio de Janeiro
Cirio de Nazare
Parintins Folklore Festival
Portuguese has symbols to represent tone and words can differ according to their tone.
caô – lie (noun)
cão – dog (noun)
Portuguese and English share the same Latin roots, which can help the acquisition of a strong academic vocabulary.
– my fault
– from the former
– to infinity
– by itself
Hard Portuguese phonemes for English speakers.
O chará chora. Em Araxá o chará achará chá.
O homem roeu a roupa do rei da Holanda.
Feijão, melão, pinhão, mamão.
What Brazilians say and what you can understand
What Brazilians say: Perhaps.
What foreigners hear: Perhaps.
What Brazilians mean: No.
What Brazilians say: No.
What foreigners hear: No.
What Brazilians mean: Definitely no.
What Brazilians say: I'll be there in ten minutes.
What foreigners hear: He/She'll be here soon.
What Brazilians mean: Some time in the next
half-hour I'll be there.
Rio de Janeiro
Don’t talk in Spanish with Brazilians, we speak Portuguese.
Don’t assume that everybody in Brazil knows how to play soccer or knows how to dance.
Don’t think that a girl is interested in you just because she kissed you on the cheek when you met her.
Don’t use your hands to touch the food when you are eating. We usually eat everything using napkins in order to not dirt our hands.
It’s very important to know how to negotiate when you want to buy something.
If you want to use speedos and thongs, no one will judge you.
You can drink on the streets if you want.
Brazil has a vivacious culture that can bring you out of your shell, therefore, be outgoing and extroverted while you there.
You will probably take more showers there than here because of the hot weather.
Samba e Bossa Nova
Over 5 millions of Immigrants
Unique National Identity
Brazil is a large country with many
porta - door (noun)