Archive | August, 2013

Learn Brazilian

30 Aug


Lit. double chin.

  • Chat, convresation.

Ontem tivemos um ótimo papo.
We had a great chat yesterday.


PapoSome other very common and useful expressions with the word papo are:

Papo furado – rubbish (UK), nonsense, bullshit (impolite).

Bater (um) papo – to have a chat.

Ficar de papo pro ar – to chill out, relax and do nothing


4º Coding Dojo

30 Aug

Last monday occurred our 4º Coding Dojo here in Bravi. Maybe you are thinking “Coding Dojo? What is that?!”, so let me explain in short words.


A Coding Dojo is a meeting where a bunch of coders get together to work on a programming challenge. They are there have fun and to engage in DeliberatePractice in order to improve their skills.

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Monthly update… Highlander

29 Aug



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Learn Brazilian

16 Aug


Lit. little Patricia.

  • A rich, empty headed, young girl who is excessively concerned with fashion.

Uma Patricinha troca qualquer coisa por uma tarde no shopping, muitas compras, roupas de moda e festas badaladas.
Patricinha swaps anything for an afternoon at the mall, lots of shopping, fashionable clothes and fashionable parties.


patricinhaPatricinha is a pejorative term normally referring to an adolescent. The adult version – a rich, female socialite who is usually married, does not work and lives a life of luxury – is called perua.

The male equivalent of Patricinha is Mauricinho – Lit. little Mauricio.


New poll… FIFA WorldCup Brazil 2014

13 Aug


Howdy Tribalingua followers! Is it cold there? It is cold here as we never had felt before here in Brazil! Temperatures were near 0ºC here, but in some cities negative temperatures were easily achieved.

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The Big Interview… Imran Mahomed

12 Aug

Welcome back to our most popular regular feature, “The Tribalingua Big Interview”. We meet the members of the team and ask them about their lives, loves, hopes and fears…

We reveal the thoughts of the people who make this company such a special place to work.


This week we’re talking to Imran Mahomed who is a Development Lead at Tribal.

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Monthly update… Charpenings

11 Aug



July was a cold month in the south of Brazil (believe it or not we had snow here), but was especially cold for someone in the team…

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