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  • hardie karges 11:55 pm on December 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Portuguese, Principe, Sao Tome   

    Sao Tome’ and Principe’: Paradise found… 

    The country of Sao Tome’ and Principe’ is one of the world’s smallest, with less than 200,000 people and barely a thousand square kilometers scattered over a couple islands off the east coast of Africa… (More …)

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    • Esther S. Fabbricante 12:10 am on December 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      More power to you!!

  • hardie karges 11:33 pm on May 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Brazil, Dilma, Portuguese, SNL   

    Note to SNL: Know your language(s)! 

    Hey, I love Saturday Night Live, but I expect them to do their homework, if they want to play en Las Grandes Ligas.  CNN does, BBC does, as does Al-J (no comment on Fox).  So here’s a quick lesson on Brazilian Portuguese: ‘D’ followed by ‘I’ is pronounced like ‘J’.  Got it?  So ‘Dilma’ is pronounced like ‘Jilma’, Maya Rudolph’s comely affectations notwithstanding.  And if you want to get into it further, then that ‘L’ is pretty much chewed up and swallowed whole, so more like a ‘W’, okay?  Think ‘Jiwma’.  Like when the taxi driver in Manaos repeated after I booked him to the Hotel Continental: “Continentowww… Are we good now?  Party on, dudes. Now you’re ready for prime time…

     
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