The process of learning a new language always has its ups and downs. We often start learning a foreign language with great enthusiasm and then, after a few months, that enthusiasm is almost gone. However, just like in every other area of life, it is important to be patient and persistent in order to achieve […]
For some reason, I lot of people who haven’t been to both states believe that California and Florida are very similar places. But after having lived in California for 6 years and in Florida for 6 months, here are some of the differences I’ve observed between these two states.
Here are some of the differences between Brazilians and Americans that no one really talks about! LOL I hope you enjoy it!
If your answer is yes, you may be suffering from ethnocentrism. Ethnocentrism occurs when someone believes that his/her culture is superior to that of others and/or when someone sees other cultures through his/her own, making judgements, describing other cultures as strange, primitive, etc. A classic example would be burping. In Brazil, for example, burping in […]
1. Language I have the pleasure to hear the most beautiful language in the world (i.e., Spanish) being spoken with the most gorgeous accent on the planet (i.e., the Argentinean accent) on a daily basis. Who wouldn’t like that? 2. Romanticism Argentineans are romantic by nature and I definitely appreciate that. 3. Passion Argentineans do […]
Peruvian food is my favorite and I confess I became a little addicted to it after I went to Peru. I eat Peruvian food at least once a week and if I could, I’d do it everyday. Here are some Peruvian dishes and drinks that I think everyone should try: 1. Ceviche Perhaps the most […]
September marks the reinauguration of the blog after being redesigned. This month, I’ve posted about language learning, curiosities and even published my first video for Abroadee TV! Here is a list of what you’ve seen on Abroadee this month (starting with the most popular): Brazilian polyglot speaking 5 languages [Video] This was me speaking […]
Actually, this post had to be called “The many days I was accused of hating the United States” because there were many occasions when that happened. But for now, I’ll focus on only one of them. The year was 2008 and the place was an ESL classroom in California. I don’t quite remember what we […]
False Anglicisms are English words that are used with other meanings in other languages. If you’d like to know what the main false Anglicisms in Portuguese are, read the first part of this post: False Anglicisms in Portuguese – Pt. 1. Here are other very common false Anglicisms in Portuguese: Top Brazilians have been using […]