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A Chris in Brazil

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It’s time to say goodbye | Está na hora de me despedir

Hello folks! (em português embaixo)

It’s been three years, and Brazil has been so much more to me than most of you will ever understand. Has it been easy? No. Has it been worth it? Absolutely. Will I ever be able to fully realise what I’ve achieved? Probably not.

Continue reading “It’s time to say goodbye | Está na hora de me despedir”

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Veni, vidi, vici | And now? | E agora?

Hello folks! (em português embaixo)

I’m happy to announce that I recently did my Master’s defence here at Universidade Federal de Viçosa! If I’ll be honest, it feels unreal, because remember that I started my Master’s degree in a language I had never spoken before! To be able to say that I’ve finished something like this, with all its challenges, difficulties and hardships, brings a lot of pride to me. So, what’s next? Continue reading “Veni, vidi, vici | And now? | E agora?”

Fitting in? Not my cup of tea. | Se encaixar? Não é a minha praia.

Yeah, I always knew I didn’t really fit in. And not just because I was, for all intents and purposes, born without parents. My childhood was full of the type of curiosity I’m sure didn’t come across most kids’ minds at the time. (tradução embaixo)

Continue reading “Fitting in? Not my cup of tea. | Se encaixar? Não é a minha praia.”

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.”

2 years a Portuguese newbie | 2 anos como um novato em português

Hello world! Today marks exactly 2 years since I first jumped into the Portuguese language. With it being my very first Romance/Latin language, it was certainly exciting. Since Portuguese belongs to a language family I had never familiarised myself with before, it really felt like a whole new world!

Continue reading “2 years a Portuguese newbie | 2 anos como um novato em português”

Funny things from around the world | Coisas engraçadas do mundo

Hey folks! I thought I’d share some things I have taken photos of from around the world, which are, due to mistranslations, misspelling or even deliberate! Some things may only apply to certain languages, but the majority you’ll understand!

Continue reading “Funny things from around the world | Coisas engraçadas do mundo”

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