Lapa - Paraná (via Guia Viajar Melhor)
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Monday, 22 February 2016
cutedeadgal: This whole “I’m hot and fuckable but you can’t have me” thing seems counterproductive....
This whole “I’m hot and fuckable but you can’t have me” thing seems counterproductive. I’m referring to things like the SlutWalk and feminists who argue with MRAs like, “So you secretly wish you could fuck me.” Instead of saying that women are objects that you can’t fuck, we should say that women aren’t objects in the first place. I understand that women are currently being viewed as objects, but I’ve seen things like, “Just because someone is making food doesn’t mean you could eat it, and so if a woman hot and sexy and desirable doesn’t mean she’s yours.” But women aren’t food; food is meant to be eaten. We shouldn’t speak out against rape culture with ”women are objects that you can’t have,” but rather, “women aren’t objects altogether.”
Sunday, 21 February 2016
Friday, 19 February 2016
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Sunday, 14 February 2016
A Magellanic penguin that migrates from Patagonia and a retired bricklayer in a Brazilian fishing village have struck up an unusual friendship.
João Pereira de Souza, a retired bricklayer, has shared his homestead and sardine supply for four years with the seabird. The penguin disappears into the sea for days—sometimes months—only to return to the spot where Mr. de Souza raises chickens by the beach in this remote fishing village of 1,300 residents on the island of Ilha Grande. During the bird’s visits, the two go for long walks on the beach, swim together in the surf and converse in pidgin penguinese.
Sapucaia Mine, Galileia, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Of course it’s from Minas. If it’s a rock and from Brazil, it’s always from Minas. lol (There’s a reason the state’s name literally translates as “Lots of Mines”! ;D)
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Chegada do material tóxico que matou o Rio Doce ao Oceano Atlântico. Veja tudo sobre o que acontecerá http://goo.gl/Uu6kfM
Toxic mud from the barriers that broke 500km inside the country is now reaching the ocean through the contaminated river
If you ever think Brazilian history is boring remember that one time someone asked the president why did he drink and he answered “cause it’s liquid, if it were solid I’d eat it”
I said I’d keep these going, so here’s an update. Links to the sources are in Portuguese as always. Written in 13/12/2015.
- Eduardo Cunha (president of the House of Representatives, currently accused of having illegal bank accounts and so many other things) has accepted the Impeachment process on president Dilma Rousseff filled by the opposition (x). Now it has to go through another 84328409328 people and processes.
- Vice President Michel Temer wrote a very polemic letter addressed to the president complaining that she never gave him the attention and care he deserved. It “leaked” (x). It turned instantly into a meme regarding love songs and relationship counseling (x) (x) (x). Seriously, even a minister made the joke.
- Meanwhile, in the opposition, José Serra (who has been mayor/governor for São Paulo and ran for the presidency 93042048 times - losing at all occasions. PSDB) made a terribly sexist joke on a party directed to Kátia Abreu (PMDB, Minister of Agriculture)… She responded by throwing a glass of wine in his face. Internet and general media has supported her, and it obviously also turned into the new national joke (x) (x).
- Geraldo Alckmin (São Paulo Governor, PSDB) has suspended his school restructuring that included closing about 90 units after weeks of nearly 200 schools being occupied by students and their protest taking the streets. That, however, does not mean it was cancelled, just that it wont happen next year. (x).
- Zika and Chikungunya (diseases transmitted through mosquito bites, like Dengue, and very possibly lethal) are spreading quickly. The worst part? When Zika infects pregnant women the fetuses might be affected and be born with microcephaly, resulting in severe neurological damage. Cases of such have increased drastically particularly on the northeast this year, which worries the authorities. Some pharmacies don’t even have the bug spray that works against the mosquito anymore. (x).
- A new Brazilian pill against Cancer is starting to enter human trial, distributed by USP (who was forced judicially to do so). The pills are said to actually cure cancer, but there’s no proof of it’s efficiency yet. About a thousand people will be able to receive it. (x) (x).
- There’s a gigantic wild fire going on in Chapada Diamantina (huge green area, very well known for tourism and sports). It’s been over 20 days, and they estimate the burned area is equivalent to 30 THOUSAND football fields. (x) (x) (x).
- Nobody has done anything significant for the Mariana disaster still. Mud keeps on arriving at the coast, and a few more bodies were found. It’s been a month.
Most spoken mother tongues in Brazil and Argentina by state and province after Portuguese and Spanish
Brazil and Argentina were two countries in Latin america that were heavily settled by immigrants in the post-colonial era. Most of these immigrants came from Europe (Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Netherlands and the British Isles), but a significant number also came from the Levant (Lebanon, Syria) and East Asia (Japan). Despite heavy assimilation processes, specifically in Brazil, the languages and cultures still survived by means of their descendants. The two most spoken ancestral languages Italian and German have formed their own distinct dialects particularly in Brazil. Both Italian and German have influenced various regional dialects of Portuguese and Spanish. Italian has particularly been a great influence on Rioplatense Spanish, which is the most spoken dialect in Argentina and Uruguay.
Newer waves of immigrants have also brought their languages with them to Brazil and Argentina in recent year, most of these immigrants come from other South American nations such as French Guiana (French Creole), Bolivia (Quechua, Aymara); but also from over-seas regions of Eastern Europe (Romani, Slavic languages, and Hungarian) and East Asia (Chinese and Korean).
In Northern Brazil colonial remnants of the Dutch and French survive.
Despite efforts of assimilation and historical genocide of Indigenous people by the colonial-era European colonizers, their languages have too managed to survive and thrive in both Argentina and Brazil. This is especially true of North-Western Argentina where European colonial settlement and post-colonial immigration was minimal compared to other regions in the country. Quechua a language descending from the Incas is prominent in this Andean region. Various Indigenous languages have also survived in Brazil's Amazon, greatly thanks to its remoteness. Lastly, the Guarani language family, is one that prospers in both Argentina and Brazil. Guarani has been a very important language in both countries and was used as a lingua-franca in Brazil for much of its history. Guarani is also one of the official languages of neighboring Paraguay, where it is spoken by most of the population, which includes not only native Guarani’s but also the Mestizo, White, and Afro-Paraguayan populations of the country.
Em briga de marido e mulher, não se mete a colher - When a husband and wife are arguing, you shouldn’t stick your spoon in the middle [of it]
A way of saying “when couples argue, steer clear and don’t get involved”.
Literally, “in [a] fight/[an] argument between husband and wife, one should not throw [a] spoon [into it]”.
Even more literally, “"in [a] fight/[an] argument of husband and wife, one should not put the spoon [into it]”.
Saturday, 6 February 2016
Friday, 5 February 2016
When verbs are borrowed from English (which mostly tends to happen in relation to computing and technology) you’ll often find English verbs that have been slightly tweaked to fit the Portuguese grammar structure.
Deletar - To delete
Clicar - To click
Emeiar - To email (pronounced ee-may-ah’r)
Forwardar - To forward
Thursday, 4 February 2016
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
In Serra de Macaé, Sana is called Paraíso das Águas (Water Paradise)! You spend the day enjoying rivers, waterfalls, rafting, and enjoying an unforgettable sunset at the end of the day!
En la Serra de Macaé, se denomina a Sana como el Paraíso de las Aguas. Pasas el día disfrutando de ríos y cascadas, puedes practicar rafting y al finalizar el día, puedes disfrutar de una puesta del sol inolvidable. (by @freirerj)
I love when people shorten “good night” or “good morning” to just “night” or “morning” cause you’re literally just telling the other person what time of day it is and this is seen as an acceptable greeting/goodbye
In German, we are using that circumlocution as a general term for ‘greeting’: “sich die Tageszeit sagen” = ‘tell each other the time of day’
In Brazil we just shorten it to “good”, but it only works in the afternoon and/or night :D