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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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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”

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”

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”

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