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Portuguese (Brazilian) Culture

Brazil is a tropical locale, ripe with warm, balmy temperatures, astounding natural beauty and a positively captivating culture. The Portuguese (Brazilian) culture is diverse and bountiful, with an eclectic mix of backgrounds including Germans, Italians, Spaniards, Polish, African American and Japanese.

You can’t discuss Portuguese (Brazilian) culture without making mention of its booming population, which by the last count was in excess of almost 200 million strong. While French, English and Spanish are also spoken in Brazil Portuguese is the primary language, with almost all households in Brazil speaking it!

Portuguese (Brazilian) culture is comprised of many religious beliefs, a rainbow of ethnic backgrounds and of course, celebrations that are famous around the world. For the most part, the culture here is based on religion, with the majority of natives practicing Catholicism.

Carnival is one of the biggest and most world-renowned festivals held in Brazil, taking place 46 days before Easter. If you’re looking for music with rhythm, extraordinary sights and fantastic food, then don’t miss Carnival, which is an indelible part of Brazilian life.

Not only does Brazil produce quality exports like some of the world’s best coffee, fast cars and transport equipment, but also some of the world’s top models, like Victoria’s Secret model Gisele Bundchen.

Planning a trip to Brazil anytime soon? Looking to brush up on your Portuguese (Brazilian) language skills? Learning a new language can enrich an already plentiful linguistic repertoire or help you get to where you’re going when you are travelling abroad.

Language classes can be costly, ranging anywhere from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars for full classes. Teaching yourself can help you to learn How to speak Portuguese (Brazilian), but can only take you so far. PortugesePod101 has state of the art resources that can help you learn Portuguese (Brazilian) and make sure that you enjoy the process.

Starting with the basics, you can brush up on the alphabet, learn how to get around with some helpful commonly used phrases or just listen to the podcast and pick up on the basics of this beautiful language.

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