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EP words of the week (#93): bilhete de identidade / cartão de cidadão

Portuguese people are used to two different kinds of identification cards: the oldest kind is known as [o] bilhete de identidade (i.e. identity ticket/paper/card), which has been replaced by new card holders and renewals (from 2007) with a newer version known as… 164 more words

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EP word of the week (#92): carta de condução

While former colonies usually tend to imitate their former power’s institutions when they become independent (v.d. the choice of electoral and judicial system by the newest decolonized countries in Africa and Asia in the last half of the 20th century), it’s normal that with time they’ll develop their own burocracies and specificities when it comes to specialized legal/administrative terminology. 217 more words

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EP words of the week (#91): registo / rasto

Hello, everyone!

Today’s Word of the week is once more a twofer, this time to show you another singular feature of the EP-BP continuum of differences: how Brazilian Portuguese  182 more words

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This Week's Superstars

What a great week we’ve had in Amethyst class! Exciting new words (‘Crestfallen’, anyone?), missing numbers and mystery numbers, Fairtrade Fortnight, team challenges in PE… We have learned loads and enjoyed ourselves in the process. 46 more words

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EP words of the week (#90): razia / vândalo

Some words carry their expression not only from the meaning we associated them with now, but also from their connection to history, to some event, group or place which helps uncover its primal association. 469 more words

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EP word of the week (#89): telemóvel

Ubiquitous gadget of the contemporary age, cellphones/mobile phones are obviously something that people refer to a lot during their day-to-day lives. Sometimes we love them, sometimes we hate them, but we certainly can’t live without them anymore :) 231 more words

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EP word of the week (#88): ama

The simplest of words are usually those most prone to polysemy, i.e. to have many meanings.

In European Portuguese, such is the case with ama… 285 more words

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