Translation: “Brazilianisms part 3”

This article was published in a Brazilian science magazine named Superinteressante and here’s the English version of the influences of the Brazilian Portuguese language. We Are All Poliglots The languages of Brazil Know some languages that enriched the vocabulary of Brazilian Portuguese by Leandro Narloch Arabian, Yoruba, Tupi, Cantonese, Catalan, Occitan. Every time you open […]

My 20 cents

 June 17, 2013, the day the National Congress was invaded On the Brazilian demonstrations these past days, I personallly can’t state for sure why we are so mad. You can read more about it here, here and here. Yep, it all started with a 20 cents raise in bus fares last week, but things now are […]

Shallow? Me?

I was in a booth yesterday that made me realize what I was always told: how important it is for an interpreter to be aware of any and all pieces of information. I can say now that since I started interpreting nothing else sounds shallow to me and all those afternoons I spent watching E! […]


I did not know the word “locust” till last year, please forgive me. When I had a class assignment to find out its translation into Portuguese, the first source I checked was Merriam-Webster (on its beautiful and free iPhone app). I was intrigued by definition number 2, “cicada”. Well, in my hometown, Brasilia, cicadas start […]