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Transcript of BRAZIL
Family is the foundation of Brazilian social structure. The nuclear family is heavily involved with the extended family.
It is not unordinary for three generations to live under the same roof.
Married children may live with parents for the first few years of their marriage.
Useful Words and Phrases
"Desculpe eu não falo Português"
"Sorry, I don't speak Portuguese"
"Desculpe eu não falo Português" (ZHAY-SKULL-PAY EH-O NO FAH-LO POUR-TOO-CASE)
"Where is the bathroom?"
"Onde é o banheiro?" (OONJ AY OU BAHNYAY-RO)
"Estou perdido" (ES-TOE PAIR-GEE-DOE)
Brazilians only speak portuguese.
Unlike in N. America, where many languages are normal.
There is also a rumor there that Europeans love warm beer. So if someone buys you one, watch out!
Traveling or Visiting
Time to Eat!
Lots of Buffets! but they serve by the ounce.
The national dish is called Feijoada,
which is pork, rice and spicy beans.
The Business Meeting
Managers tend to wear two-piece suits and bosses wear three-piece suits.
It is ok to invite some one out for drinks after the meeting, it is not a come-on.
Dating, Courtship, & Marriage
Group dating is a common practice of Brazil that occurs between the ages of 13 and 16.
Engagements can last between
two and three years.
Marriage usually consists of two ceremonies, the civil and religious ceremonies.
Social & Economic Levels
Brazil has the 7th largest economy in the world.
Rapidly expanding middle class
Business ventures include: agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and the service sector.
21.4 % below poverty
5.7 % unemployment rate
Tourism is a huge part of recreation in Brazil. Areas of interest are Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and the Amazon Rainforest.
Sports of Brazil include:
Formula One motorsports
Brazil also offers other amenities such as health resorts, museums, libraries, religious temples, markets, street shops, and other forms of leisure.
Diet & Food Customs
The 3 main staples of Brazilian diet:
Family mealtime is a traditional custom practiced in Brazil.
Brazilian diet is Portuguese based in origin with influence from the Tupi Guarani Indians, which planted a potato like root called manioc. Manioc is used to make tapioca and farofa, a flour-like material.
Brazilians are known for their sweet tooth
Portuguese is very close to spanish. Some similarities:
"Hi" = "oi"
"Good Evening" = "Noite"
"Maybe" = "Talvez"
"Please" = "por favor"
Land & Climate
Almost 60% of Brazil is covered in rainforest.
Approximately 1/3 of all the animal species in the world inhabit this region.
raising greenhouse gases...
threatening planet Earth.
Economy and Natural Resources
Brazil’s economy is the best in South America.
Brazil has the 8th highest GDP in the world
Brazil is the world's largest producer and exporter of sugar, coffee, orange juice, beef, poultry, tobacco, and ethanol.
Health / Sanitation
Brazilian healthcare is financed by several sources, including taxes and both private and public institutions.
Healthcare costs are based on household income, but has pushed some households into poverty.
After many decades of problems Brazil is making great strides into improving sanitation and medical facilities.
Do not say thank you! It is considered the same as saying "no"!
Same for the 'OK' hand sign, it is offensive!
They have a smaller "personal bubble", so they stand closer in lines and when in conversation.
To show someone appreciation they may pinch your earlobe.
Customs and Courtesies
General Attitudes and Values
Free spirited and opinionated
Strongest Value: Family
Positive views on time
Portuguese spoken by 98% of the population
Second Language: Spanish or French
Since 19th Century
Carnivals on Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
Tirandentes Day- April 21st
Carnival of Corpus Christi= “Body of Christ”
Largest 10 day festival: “Our Lady of Aparecida” =
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"Please, can you help me?"
"Por favor, você pode me ajudar?" (POUR FAH-VOR VOO-SAY POE-ZHUH MEH A-ZHOO-DAHR)
"How much does it cost?"
Quanto custa? (KWAN-TOE COO-STAH)
"I want a beer."
Eu quero uma cerveja (EH-O KEHR OO-MA SAYR-VAY-ZHAH)
History & Government
Today, brazil Is a democratic country with a federal government much like the United States.
There were once two million native people in Amazonia... today less than 50,000 survive.
The Eyewitness Atlas of the World.
Education in Brazil
Words to consider:
Brazil has a poor education system:
Almost 90% of Brazilian teens lack skill in Mathematics.
Only 0.6% are high-skilled (less than 25,000).
Only around 30% of the best students are enrolled in private schools and around 10% of those in public schools obtain acceptable results.
Brazil national currency is the real (HAY-AHL) or reais (HAY-ICE)
BE-SO (Brazil Education-Support Organization)
Numbers: um (OOM), dois (DOYCE), três (TREHS), quarto (KWA-TRO), cinco (SINK-OH), seis (SAYS), sete (SEH-CHEH), oito (OY-TOE), nove (NO-VAY), dez (DEHZ)
Transportation & Communication
Even More phrases:
Hi! How's it going?
Oi! Tudo bem? (OY TOO-DOO BAYM)
Bom Dia (BOOM GEE-AH)
Boa Tarde (BO-UH TAHR-JAY)
Boa Noite (BO-UH NOY-CHEE)
National School of Public Health, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil is a Federal Republic, consisting of 26 states and the Federal District of Brasilia.
Brazil's legislative body is the National Congress.
Deputies are elected on the basis of population for a term of four years, senators serve 8 year terms.
New democratic constitution took
effect in 1988, provided direct elections
of a president and v.p to 6-year terms.
Current educational system based on 1888 Constitution, which highlighted education as a Universal right that should be promoted and protected by the goverment.
Education is supervised by a system of ministries and government offices that work together at the municipality, state & federal level.
Transportaion and communication
Roads, railroads, Subways, Ports-36 deep-water ports, most including Rio de Janeiro and Santos (largest in Latin American), air transport and passenger airlines.
Communications in Brazi consists of: Radio, Television, Phones, Print media, and Telecommunications Organizations.
100+ Indian tribal groups, hunted and gathered fruits and berries.
Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral claimed Brazil for Portugal in 1500.
Brazil was an empire from 1822-1889
The nation's wealth depended on slavery for economic growth.