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    January 12, 2008

    Why I love Brasil: the language

    Posted by: Chris

    Bbb8fernandomesquita1 One thing I thought I would do more of on here is share with you a few things I love about Brazil, my home-in-exile. I'll never be as good at it as my friend Juliano who blogs (in English) at MadeInBrazil, but I have my own perspective to share.

    We are actually in our last week of three months here in Buenos Aires and fly back to São Paulo next week. A few days later, we will be back in Rio De Janeiro.

    Locals in Rio are called "cariocas" and they have the kind of laid back attitude you would expect in a sun-loving, beach-going people. Think Californians but more genuine -- no offense, Californians.

    Brazilian portuguese with a carioca accent and way of speech perfectly conveys that attitude. Take a look, for example, at this homemade audition video by Fernando Mesquita for the Brazilian version of "Big Brother."  The show in insanely popular, and fun to watch for obvious reasons. After three months here of castellano Spanish, very clackety-clack and not particularly romantic, the carioca accent will be even more welcome.

    Yes, the guy is incredibly attractive -- and made the cut, debuting on the show's season premiere this week. But that attitude is cool to the nth degree, even if you don't understand a word that he's saying. (I can make out about two-thirds of it, including that he lived in D.C. for a year.) I miss the carioca attitude, and look forward to being in the thick of it again soon.

    Hat tip: Made in Brazil



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    1. Dawn Keeler on Jan 12, 2008 8:33:50 PM:

      Thank you for allowing us into your personal life; those are my favorite entries. A little politics goes a very long way for me. No offense you are outstanding at what you do and help me form my opinions, not necessarily in line w/ yours, which I appreciate greatly.
      It is however fun when you put a little skin on this blog. It jazzes it up a bit, don't you think?

    1. Monster Beats Sale on Nov 30, 2011 1:17:17 AM:

      It is however fun when you put a little skin on this blog. It jazzes it up a bit, don't you think?

    1. JAK on Jan 25, 2012 3:36:43 PM:


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