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A Chris in Brazil

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Growing up in Brazil | Crescer no Brasil

Hello folks! (tradução embaixo)

As the Czech proverb goes,

“You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once.”

Last week, I did something I could not have imagined myself doing even a year ago. I held a presentation in Portuguese for the first time in my life! It was about my thesis project in general, so sure, a subject I am comfortable with… in English. It made me realise something I kind of had forgotten about.

And yes, the picture should say “you live a new life”.

Continue reading “Growing up in Brazil | Crescer no Brasil”

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I speak better Swedish after I moved to Brazil | Melhorei em sueco após mudar pro Brasil

Hello folks! (tradução embaixo)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said:

Those who know nothing of foreign languages, know nothing of their own.

Continue reading “I speak better Swedish after I moved to Brazil | Melhorei em sueco após mudar pro Brasil”

My crazy, awesome polyglot world. | O meu mundo poliglota bacana e doido.

I’m just going to say it. I don’t even have a Brazilian girlfriend and I’ve managed to learn Portuguese. Alright, so what’s all this sudden excitement about? Well, my parents recently came to Brazil for a week and a half. They suddenly saw a side of me that they have never seen before (and that I had never thought of). Continue reading “My crazy, awesome polyglot world. | O meu mundo poliglota bacana e doido.”

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