Ayahuasca, spiritual surgeries, and shamans… sounds like the perfect day on vacation! Visit Brazil through the eyes of Marina Abramović in MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ IN BRAZIL: THE SPACE IN BETWEEN, now on Vimeo!
I just came back from Manaus - Amazonia - Brazil from a short visit to my sister, she is a airforce liutenent. It was awesome, and I could finally catch up with all my episodes of my favorite TV shows (flash, super girl, arrow, Gilmore Girls and the O. C.). I’m much more excited to come back to my regular schedule and studying.
If there’s one set of vocabulary words I didn’t care about while in the classroom, it was always “food” no matter what language I was learning. But after visiting Brazil, doing a home stay, and staying with a Brazilian family twice, I realize that food and cuisine in any country is really important to learn.
“Important cuisine items” change with each country. Something like “rice” is really important in Japan but might not be as important in the United States. I’d also like to note that cuisine items differ depending on what region of Brazil you’re in (in this post I’m focusing on the more general items you can find throughout the region).
Some vocabulary words will be accompanied with pictures because I definitely did not know what a freaking “coxinha” was when I was in the U.S. ;)
Abacaxi - Pineapple Banana - Banana Goiaba - Guava Laranja - Orange Limão - Lemon/lime* Maçã - Apple Mamão - Papaya Manga - Mango Maracujá - Passionfruit Melancia - Watermelon Melão - Melon Morango - Strawberry Uva - Grape **For some people “limão” could be either lemon or lime, but lime could also be “lima” and lemon could be “limão.”
Churrasco - “Barbecue” (but the Brazilian type) ; The people who work at the churrascaria usually come around with different meat/different parts of the animal meat and cut pieces right where you’re sitting.
Calabresa - Pepperoni Camarão - Shrimp Carne de boi - Beef Frango - Chicken Peixe - Fish Porco / Carne de porco - Pork Presunto - Ham Salsicha - Sausage
Pão de Queijo - Cheese bread Pastel - Crunchier, crusty meat pie/pastry** Polenta frita - Fried polenta Risólis - Doughy meat pastry** Salsicha - Sausage (corn-dog esque) **Pastel, Esfiha, Risólis - These three are all more or less breaded pastries but each one is made with a different dough and/or has a different process of being made. You can pick what’s inside or whatever is available to you (e.g. ham and cheese, chicken, “carne” - beef, camarão, etc.)
Água - Water Café - Coffee Chá - Tea Cerveja - Beer Coca - Coke Guaraná - A flavor of Brazilian soda Refri (Refrigerante) - Soda Suco - Juice Suco de [insert fruit here] - [Fruit] juice Vinho - Wine
I was tagged by @gabibakos to post 11 thing about me. Obrigada!
1. I was trying to learn Japanese, Spanish, French, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Prussian, Italian, German. Also, I’ve been learning Portuguese for 3 or 4 months. I think about to start learning Italian again. 2. I’m Polish and I can help you if you want to learn my language. 3. I can change my favorite bands/artist in an hour 4. I started to play bass when turned 18. 5. I’m left-handed. 6. I listen to Edu Falaschi’s “Moonlight” before I go to sleep. 7. I want to hug Kiko Loureiro every time I see his smile. 8. My natural hair color is dark brown. 9. I want to visit Brazil and the US. 10. Edu Falaschi was the very first vocalist whose vocals I loved since I’ve heard him for the first time. 11. My current favorite bands are Angra, Almah and Rhapsody (of Fire).
Could they not have just made a Brazilian american girl doll, instead of making a white american girl doll whose story is that she travels to brazil and “discovers herself”? Like make an american girl of Brazilian heritage who is going to brazil to visit her relatives? This seems kind of colonialist for american girl to be doing.
Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The statue is 30 m (98 ft) tall, not including its 8-m (26 ft) pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 m (92 ft) wide.
Photo by @bskphoto (Instagram)