I'm trying to understand the meaning of the phrase "te aprochega." I have seen it used as part of a parade celebrating southern Gaucho pride in Porto Alegre, near Uruguay. I understand that the "te" is kind of like our "y'all" because it's this southern vernacular that's not used so much up north, but what does the "approaching" part mean? I've only been able to find references on the Web to "te aprochega living," in the sense that someone might say "Gangnam Style."
posted by steinsaltz
on Feb 23, 2013 -
What are some good podcasts in Portuguese? I'm not looking for lessons of Portuguese, just interesting, listenable content about any topic. [more inside]
posted by pitrified
on Dec 10, 2012 -
Can anybody help me find TV shows/documentaries/podcasts/literature on doctors and hospitals in Brazilian Portuguese? [more inside]
posted by tvdveer
on May 16, 2012 -
Can you help me find Spanish-language songs covered in Portuguese, and Portuguese-language songs covered in Spanish? Bonus points if the singers and songs are Latin American, and if the songs are available on YouTube or Spotify. [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol
on Apr 24, 2012 -
Who are good candidates for reasonably being labelled "The Brazilian Shakespeare"? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh
on Feb 21, 2012 -
Spanish/Portuguese SMS spam or should I be worried someone is laying in the gutter somewhere? [more inside]
posted by 7life
on Nov 7, 2011 -
Greetings, internet users! I need the best Brazilian movies you know. I've seen A Deriva, City of God, Black Orpheus, and none of the rest. What am I missing? Criteria are loose; basically, set in Brazil, people speaking Portuguese, and what you, O wise metafilterians, have judged to be worthy. Obrigado in advance!
posted by villanelles at dawn
on Oct 29, 2011 -
Can a man get a Portuguese to English non-machine translation of the lyrics to 'Assinado Eu' by Tiê? [more inside]
posted by felix
on Feb 22, 2011 -
Free or inexpensive resources for learning Brazilian Portuguese? [more inside]
posted by mkb
on Dec 13, 2010 -
Help me remember the name of a Brazilian movie (in Portuguese) in which a young man, hired by his wealthy dentist, becomes a hitman / "security guard." I watched it on Sundance Channel about a year ago. [more inside]
posted by camcol
on Oct 12, 2010 -
Can you recommend me the Portuguese language equivalent of the podcast "Jordan, Jesse, Go!"?? [more inside]
posted by timpanogos
on Jul 22, 2010 -
Where can I buy Portuguese chouriço in the Denver/Boulder area?
Or, can anybody recommend an online place?
posted by Confess, Fletch
on Jul 11, 2010 -
Where can I take a continuing ed/community ed Portuguese class in Salt Lake City, Utah? [more inside]
posted by timpanogos
on May 13, 2010 -
I need a good colloquial Brazillian word or expression for snob. To name a cocktail. [more inside]
posted by Jawn
on Apr 3, 2010 -
Recommendations for podcasts/other media in European Portuguese? [more inside]
posted by Kosh
on Jan 21, 2010 -
Why does the South African driver's license have Portuguese writing on it? [more inside]
posted by louigi
on Aug 6, 2009 -
Help me find some (somewhat easy to read) books in Brazilian Portuguese! [more inside]
posted by comwiz
on Jan 31, 2009 -
I need to display Portuguese characters on a webpage, but when I upload the files to the Apache server, they stop displaying correctly. And, yes, I'm using UTF-8 encoding. [more inside]
posted by John Shaft
on Oct 9, 2008 -
i heard a song in a pret-a-manger in NYC. they are very secretive about the playlist. please help me find it! google is not turning up the right song. so i am asking and hoping that someone is familiar with this song. [more inside]
posted by alice ayres
on Oct 8, 2008 -
Learning Portuguese, I think I'm learning Portuguese, I really think so. : Or at least, I'd like to be. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon
on Jul 15, 2008 -
Portuguese Song translation!
Google translate is failing me, I suppose I could try Babelfish, but I'd much rather have a native speaker translate it, as translation (particularly with respect to music and poetry) is an art, rather than a cut-and-dried process.
posted by exlotuseater
on Mar 10, 2008 -
When in Portugal recently, we ate a snack food which looked like a bean, tasted like a bean, and which we were told, to our surprise, was some kind of sea produce. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by imperium
on Aug 2, 2007 -
Any suggestions for spanish/portuguese hiphop/rap like you can hear in Gotan Project's Mi Confesión (Coxmoz) or Bajofondo Tango Club's Miles de Pasajeros?
Similar arabic hiphop would be welcome as well.
posted by Skyanth
on Jan 22, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend any music, audio blogs, podcasts or other audio resources in Portuguese? [more inside]
posted by handee
on Jan 10, 2007 -
After spending a week and a half in Rio, I´m interested in taking Brazilian Portuguese classes in DC this fall, and wondering which of the area´s language classes would be best. Most of the area´s universities GW, SAIS at Johns Hopkins, etcetera) offer Brazilian Portuguese classes, as does the Brazilian American Cultural Institute. Any suggestions for the best (and affordable) courses? (I also am conversationally fluent in Spanish). (Also, ideas for locating native speakers to practice with in the area are also appreciated)
posted by jare2003
on Aug 12, 2006 -
I'm at a stage where I need to memorize vocabulary in a foreign language, and I am looking for advice, tips & useful software. [more inside]
posted by anjamu
on Feb 24, 2006 -
Portuguese authors for the learner. I am teaching myself Portuguese and want some enjoyable fiction to read for exercise. Any recommendations for authors with a simple prose style (a la Hemingway or Steinbeck)? Bonus points for Brazilian setting.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen
on Jan 24, 2005 -
Portuguese pronunciation. I'm a fan of Brazilian singer/songrwriter Jorge Ben. How do you pronunce his first name? I've heard "Yor-gay", "Hor-hay", "Zhorzhj", and plain ol' "George".
posted by TiredStarling
on Dec 17, 2004 -
How do you call, in portuguese, to the citizens of Lao People's Democratic Republic?
posted by guictx
on Dec 2, 2004 -
I have been searching for a MetaFilter thread I remember reading about a year ago concerning (I think) words for sex in the Finnish language. As I remember, there were about seven words that don't quite translate into English for different types of encounters. Any help?
(Forgive me if this is the incorrect forum for this post) [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on May 14, 2004 -
How are Spanish and Portuguese different when it comes to grammar?
I speak Spanish fluently and now want to to take up Brazilian Portuguese. From hearing my Brazilian friends speak, and generally understanding them pretty well, I figured that Spanish and Portuguese grammar (syntax) must be very similar, the only differences between the languages being vocabulary and pronunciation. How right am I? If there are syntactic differences, what are they?
Would any speakers of these languages care to comment?
posted by pealco
on Mar 28, 2004 -