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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Hi PortuguesePod101.com Listeners! What's your favorite holiday?

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Wednesday at 06:39 PM
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Oi Riche,

That's totally true!

If you travel during a holiday, enjoy the place you're going, because the way back will probably be very tiring and/or stressful!


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Do not travel on the day of the holiday or day after in Brazil. I made this mistake once. going back to Rio de Janeiro from Buzios. It had been the Independence Holiday. in stead of it being a 4 hour bus journey. it took 9 hours and it was a very hot day which made it worse.

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Monday at 05:02 PM
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Oi Carole,

Que legal! Your sentence was almost perfect! Just an accent missing in "nós" and this part was missign a word: "como vocês dizem QUE os brasileiros fazem".

Also, we would say "no dia 24" or "dia 24" simply (same for 25th). And you could probably say "durante o almoço" or "na hora do almoço".

Oh, presents from Santa! Papai Noel! We also don't usually have chimneys in Brazil, but we also open the presents at midnight :smile:


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Monday at 06:34 AM
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A minha família e portuguesa. Nos fazemos a nossa celebração de Natal muito como vocês dizem os brasileiros fazem: uma grande festa a tarde no 24, e uma outra festa mais pequena no 25 por o almoço.

(I probably wrote the above wrong... Still new to writing in portuguese)

My family is Portuguese. We celebrate Christmas much like you described the Brazilians do: a big feast late on the 24th, and another smaller feast on the 25th for lunch.

We open our presents at midnight. If kids ask, Santa brought them early because we don't have a chimney and that way he has less houses to visit!

Wednesday at 06:26 PM
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I really love holidays, but maybe my favorite one is Easter - with many chocolate eggs!:grin:

But World Cup is also "demais", awesome!:wink: All Brazil becomes green and yellow!

Aren't you excited to watch Brazil's World Cup in 2014?