Words of the Week 18/2016
Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. 97 more words
Portuguese has two different words for baby: bebé in Portugal and bebê in Brazil.
The word was brought from French bébé; while the Portuguese took the accent at face value (keeping the same accent from French, but applying Portuguese rules to the accent, therefore making the e an open vowel), Brazilians decided to keep the phonetics intact (since the acute accent in French is used for the exact same purpose as the circumflex in Portuguese: to close a vowel). 152 more words
While the Portuguese word for carnation is the same everywhere – [o] cravo – only in Portugal does it have important symbolic value. Today – April 25th – is a public holiday, marking the day in 1974 when an armed (but mainly peaceful and deathless) revolution brought about the end of the 216 more words
A Portuguese delicacy of worldwide renown, [o] pastel de nata is a staple of any Portuguese snack bar or pastelaria. To call it a simple custard tart is to underappreciate its amazing taste and different textures: a sweet, gooey custard topped by a burnt and bitter crust supported by a crispy, crumbly, consistent pastry. 195 more words