I am going to Brazil! Advice wanted!
I am going to Brazil in a few days and I am super excited! : D I have never been before and would love to hear from native Brazilians or people who have been to Brazil about things I should know about the culture and language of Brazil. And I would also really like to hear from anyone who has helpful travel tips. Thanks!
Have a great time! Overall, I've never experienced the high level of hospitality I have received when I was in Brazil anywhere else - the people there are simply wonderful. Use whatever Portuguese you've learned every chance you get, however awkward you think you sound - make your brain sweat. I knew very little the first time I went, and even that seemed to open a few doors. Plus, my learning rate accelerated greatly within just a couple of weeks of being there.
As a practical reminder, make sure to check on any recommended vaccinations for that region. My wife and I got typhoid and yellow fever vaccinations before our trip last year. And, bring plenty of deet-flavored mosquito repellent - dengue and zika are no fun.
I think it will depend on what states are you going to visit. Brazil is a huge country with a lot of variety. Cultural aspects and even accents and slangs vary widely depending on where you are.
As a brazilian, I can tell you, try listening to the way the speak over there before you start speaking. They're very somple, and sadly, many of them do not have access to a good educational system.
In Duolingo, a very formal Portuguese is tought, something that might not be useful or not even understand in Pará. I do not know how you speak but you should work on your pronounciation anyways. It's not an easy language.
Hope it helped,
And good luck over there!
Also, don't ignore deseases. As idiot as they might look and sound, mosquitos are no joke.
Also be careful with waht you eat and drink, sanitary service is not the best over there (depends on where exactly you'll be staying but overall, the north has a high desease rate.
stay in belem! here is better here have -mangal das garças -ver-o-peso -portal da amazonia -doca - beautiful beachs
*there are no diseases serious here
*here have very slang, but we can understant any brazilian
*There are no Indians here
*Not everyone is poor here.
only of belem, but the rest i don't know
Well, people there are very welcoming and will (most likely) treat you like family, they're very simple people, they don't need much to be happy so just go on with them. Some stuff they say should not be taken to the letter, if you didn't quite got what someone said try thinking about the context and fit something that makes more sense. Oh, and one last thing, if you see a group of people that's drinking a little to much and started doing some stupid stuff, is better to leave as there is a lot records of people getting violent when drinking to much in Para. That's all I know but it might be not 100% like this, hope it helps you!
Have a great trip. I went 8 times, can't get enough. I read the Rough Guide to Brazil and Lonely Planet Guide, they have excellent up to date information. Also user groups for various areas in Brazil that you may be going to. Boa sorte! Also check out "Our Brazilian Family" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCaM07RZN_KxzPa4Ww4g14A
Hi Eden, how are you? I'm student of english. What a cool news, Brasil is a beautiful place to visit. I live in São Paulo, it's a big city, with much stuff to do. Restaurants, music pubs and people from everywhere you can check here. Come here and visit Liberdade neiborhood, it's an area when live 3 million imigrants from Japan. It's pretty awesome. I hope that you enjoy a lot our country and the culture. ;)
hey, welcome here in Br. We are very hospitable! I hope you like hugs, we give MANY !!!
I hope you have fun and enjoy visiting Brazil. I had never been to Pará. Are you going to write about your experiences there, on Duolingo?
I think I will write another post soon about what I saw and learned there.
There are some rules you have to follow if you don't want to have a bad experience when visiting this country. You have to understand that Brazil, regardless of what people think, has some of the most dangerous cities on the planet, Hence, It's paramount that you don't facilitate for robbers to steal your stuff, because any security gap displayed by you may get you robbed in here, especially in the region you're going to visit, northeast, where the high crime rates lie. Oh, there's another thing, this country taxes almost every activity ( economical) known to humans, therefore, be used to having to spend much money in there, depending on your country currency, maybe the aftermath won't be so bad and won't thwart your trip. Other than that you'll be fine.