Archive | April, 2014

Brazil Through Gringo-Eyes: Lines. Lines everywhere.

24 Apr


by Kristof

Hello everyone!

After living in this incredible country for over a year, I’m slowly getting used to the Brazilian way of life and society. This isn’t always a very easy process. When I first arrived here, several aspects of Brazilian culture were very surprising to me. Of course there were the obvious differences like the language, the weather and the environment that required a deal of adaptability, but it’s the small, unexpected differences that were most interesting to me. Here is one of the first things that surprised me most during my initial months here.

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Learn Brazilian

23 Apr


By Diego


Lit. bread, bread, cheese, cheese.

  • Clear, straightfoward, frank, upfront, no beating about the bush.

As coisas com você são sempre pão, pão, queijo, queijo.

Things with you are always clear and straightfoward.



The Big Interview with Sam Mitchell

17 Apr

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 Sam Mitchell who is our brand new English teacher, working beside our lovely British Jon Holloway.

Seeming a teenager.

He looks like a teenager

Hi Mr. Sam!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Sam Mitchell and I was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States.  I am 23 years old and am lucky to have wonderful parents and a great younger brother.  I graduated in December 2013 from the University of Iowa with a double major in International Business and International Studies with a minor in Portuguese. I moved to Brazil at the end of December and I am really enjoying life in Florianópolis.

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Rafa’s Adventures – Part 1

17 Apr

Rafael Demenech

by Rafael

Do you like Pizza?

Today let’s talk about the job I had when I lived in Dublin, Ireland.

I was a Pizza Chef at Rays Pizzas.  I never thought that I would do something like this, but there were a lot of reasons to do so.

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English Language Curiosities

16 Apr


by Hilton

“There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: abstemious and facetious.”

Honey bunny

Interesting Tools for Learning – Duolingo

16 Apr


by Well

Are you guys interested in useful and interesting tools for learning a developing yourself?

If you identify yourself with any of the adjectives above you are in the right place. I didn’t mean in your seat, neither your computer, nor you city, but the right post.

Today we are going to share some knowledge about Duolingo.

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Bazinga – Monthly Update!

14 Apr



Foto: Alastair Bell's virtual birthday

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