Portuguese History & Culture

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Postby Maya » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:42 pm

Thank you Chimaera.

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Postby portuguesegirl » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:08 pm

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Postby portuguesegirl » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:29 pm

Some Portuguese Actresses

Sofia Alves

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Fernanda Serrano

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Diana Chaves

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Postby portuguesegirl » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:42 pm

Portuguese Actors

Diogo Morgado

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Jo├úo Catarr├®

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Pedro Teixeira

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Ricardo Pereira

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Postby portuguesegirl » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:50 pm

The three best portuguese footbal teams:

Sport Lisboa e Benfica (my team)

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Sporting Clube de Portugal

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Futebol Clube do Porto

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Postby CaptnMorgan » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:06 pm

I love all this stuff!!! Great pictures and history from everyone!!! Thank you. :)
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Postby sevlow » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:22 pm

Excellent posts about portuguese history and culture.. Attributes so sadly lacking in many other countries today..
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Postby perrito » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:06 pm

absolutely brilliant, many thanks maya and portuguese girl.
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Postby ratsdon'tsmell » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:22 pm

[quote="Maya"]And how it was subsequently 'broken' by the British:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Ultimatum


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Hello Maya,

was that how the term 'perfidious albion' came about ?
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Postby ratsdon'tsmell » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:37 pm

Hello Portuguese girls and chaps,

slightly off topic but still Portugal related I hope:

I've recently got into Brazilian music in a big way:
Eliane Elias ('Kissed by nature'-my fav. album for a long time)
Ive Mendes
Ivette Sangalo
Suba ('Sao Paulo confessions'-genius)
etc.

Now, unless these artists sing in English, I don't understand a word of what they are singing in Portuguese,
which is a shame.

How different is Portuguese Portuguese from Brazilian Portuguese ? Of course Portugal and Brazil being on two different continents there would be some idioms, but if I learnt Portuguese Portuguese, would I be able to step off a plane
in Sao Paulo and be able to chat with the people, without them thinking I'm a loon ?
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Postby Maya » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:04 pm

ratsdon'tsmell wrote:
Maya wrote:And how it was subsequently 'broken' by the British:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Ultimatum


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Hello Maya,

was that how the term 'perfidious albion' came about ?


Hiya ratsdon'tsmell, no I am sure that it was added to the reasons why but that is not where it stems from

quoting wikipedia again:

"The use of the adjective "perfidious" to describe Britain has a long history; instances have been found as far back as the 13th century"
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Postby Maya » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:14 pm

ratsdon'tsmell also to answer you question about Portuguese yes, the difference is the same as the difference between American and British, some of the vocabulary used is different but still Portuguese.

Though to be honest I would say that it is perhaps easier to learn Portuguese Brazilian for foreigners than PT Portuguese, and the Portuguese will have no problem in understanding you too, if one day you decide to visit.

I hope that helps :)
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Postby ratsdon'tsmell » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:21 pm

Maya wrote:ratsdon'tsmell also to answer you question about Portuguese yes, the difference is the same as the difference between American and British, some of the vocabulary used is different but still Portuguese.

Though to be honest I would say that it is perhaps easier to learn Portuguese Brazilian for foreigners than PT Portuguese, and the Portuguese will have no problem in understanding you too, if one day you decide to visit.

I hope that helps :)


For both bits of info Maya, many thanks...... :D
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Postby blackberry » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:13 am

I hope it's ok for me to post in this thread? (If not, please feel free to delete.)

This slideshow is an introduction to the business side of Portugal.

http://tinyurl.com/2vomz4

my two favorite slides are this one:

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Do you know what NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) do to avoid critical situations arising in their computer systems? . . . They go to Portuguese companies.

and this closing slide:

To be Portuguese . . . is to be passionate about one's heritage, without any trace of arrogance. Above all, it is to make oneself available.

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It's a beautiful show, just 20 slides.

http://tinyurl.com/2vomz4

Enjoy!
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