Portuguese Language Study Group


It was nice to have a group of great members last week.  The reading material Lee brought, surprised us to learn that people in Bolivia have definitely chosen their traditional “eating habits” over the “fast food” style.  Consequently McDonald’s will close operations in that country on December 21st.

Foi bom ter um grupo de ótimos membros na semana passada. O material de leitura que Lee trouxe, nos surpreendeu ao saber que as pessoas na Bolívia escolheram seus tradicionais "hábitos alimentares" por cima do estilo "fast food". Consequentemente McDonald vai fechar as operações no país em 21 de dezembro.

It was also a delight to hear “Sem Saber” the beautiful Fado song that Maggie prepared.  “Fado” is a style/form of music characterized by sad and mournful tunes and lyrics, very often about love, the sea, and the life of the poor. It can be traced to the early 19th century in Portugal.  More recent Amália Rodriguez, known as the “Queen of Fado” has popularized Fado worldwide.

Foi também um deleite ouvir a música fado "Sem Saber" que Maggie preparou. "Fado" é um estilo de música caracterizada por melodias e letras tristes, muitas vezes sobre amor, o mar e a vida dos pobres. Fado pode ser rastreada ao início do século 19, em Portugal. Recentemente Amália Rodrigues, conhecida como a "Rainha do Fado" popularizou Fado no mundo.

We will have another instructive and entertaining meeting this Saturday, so join us if your goal in life is to learn Português while having fun!




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