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Do you think your culture is superior to others?

Do you think your culture is superior to others?

By on October 27, 2014 in Thoughts with 0 Comments

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 […]

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10 advantages of being married to an Argentinean

10 advantages of being married to an Argentinean

By on October 5, 2014 in Argentina, Cultural Curiosities with 0 Comments

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 […]

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10 Peruvian foods you need to try

10 Peruvian foods you need to try

By on October 1, 2014 in Peru with 0 Comments

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 […]

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The month of September on Abroadee

The month of September on Abroadee

By on September 28, 2014 in Blogging with 0 Comments

  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 […]

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The day I was accused of hating the USA

The day I was accused of hating the USA

By on September 24, 2014 in Thoughts, United States with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Brazilian polyglot speaking 5 languages [Video]

Brazilian polyglot speaking 5 languages [Video]

By on September 21, 2014 in Language Learning with 0 Comments

This is me trying to prove that polyglots have different personalities LOL I hope you enjoy it! I certainly had a lot of fun doing this!

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False Anglicisms in Portuguese – Pt. 2

False Anglicisms in Portuguese – Pt. 2

By on September 17, 2014 in Language Learning with 0 Comments

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 […]

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10 awesome Brazilian versions of songs in English

10 awesome Brazilian versions of songs in English

By on September 14, 2014 in Brazil, Cultural Curiosities with 0 Comments

  I lost count of how many times I’ve heard a song that sounded too familiar (and Brazilian) while listening to the radio in the United States. It turns out that many “Brazilian” songs are actually versions of foreign songs. Here is the list of 10 great Brazilian versions of songs in English: 1. Iggy […]

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Why is the Northern hemisphere at the top of maps?

Why is the Northern hemisphere at the top of maps?

By on September 7, 2014 in Thoughts with 0 Comments

The answer is simple: pure convention. There’s no scientific reason for the Northern hemisphere to be at the top and the Southern hemisphere to be at the bottom. Some of the first Egyptian, Arab and Chinese maps had the Southern hemisphere on top. For a long period during the middle ages, many European maps had […]

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10 useful acronyms and abbreviations in English – Pt.1

10 useful acronyms and abbreviations in English – Pt.1

By on September 3, 2014 in Language Learning with 0 Comments

1. a.m./p.m. AM (a.m. or am) stands for the Latin ante meridiem (before noon), while PM (p.m. or pm) stands for the Latin post meridiem (after noon). The United States and a few other countries use the 12-hour clock. If you say that you have an appointment at 15, many americans won’t understand the time […]

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