'lata de leite'

Just a quick point for those people who are wondering about the 'cans of milk'.

Normal cows milk in Brazil comes packaged in little boxes (caixas) which are called 'caixas de leite', and the only tinned milk you will find is condensed milk, which is everywhere.

November 2, 2012


It is everywhere! It's one of the main ingredients in most Brazilian desserts, especially pudim (de leite)--flan.

November 4, 2012

is that the sweet and color yellow dessert?

September 28, 2013

"Sweet and yellow" describes almost every Brazilian dessert! Um, it's a sort of beigey-yellow color, with a caramel sauce? You can sometimes find it in Mexican restaurants, too.

September 28, 2013

aaa.. hihihi..........ah! i know na!.. in our country it is called Leche Flan :) hehe.. thank you for answering me :)

September 28, 2013

Here in México it's called "flan".

October 29, 2013

And actually it is a spanish dessert =)

November 11, 2013

it is a Hispanic dessert, not necessarily only from Spain

January 10, 2014

But now we already have milk in "plastic bottles" too

November 5, 2012

I know this is a VERY old topic, but if you hear just "lata de leite", it will be the powdered milk. I don't know how you people from other coutries sell it, but here it's normally sold in cans or in plastic bags (the first being much more common).

Condensed milk is "lata de leite condensado". BTW, the best condensed milk here is Leite Moça.

July 19, 2013

And apart from the "cans of milk", what do you native speakers think of DuoLingo for Portuguese ? I'm curious to hear ...

December 18, 2012

well... What do I think? Duolingo is a really good way to learn this language, even if it's still in Beta Version. I see they have included many daily expressions, very useful. Just take care with some typos or some "mistakes" that aren´t exactly mistakes, but make you lose hearts. But you have to look for and discover new tools in order to improve the quality of learning, for example, books, sites, songs, etc. And also try to talk to native speakers, maybe through some computer program. That will rly help u a lot!!

December 18, 2012

I agree with you, i'm using DuoLingo to brush up on my grammar. i think a chat option would be nice. one thing that helped me learn the language when i was in Brazil was talking, writing, and listening to the natives.

May 6, 2013

AWESOME. If you'd like some conversation, just lemme know ;)

May 7, 2013

If you have an iPhone or whatever there's an app called HelloTalk which is like a chat with people from different countries? You can send voice clips as well :)

July 28, 2013

Hellotalk isn't available for android afaik. It could just be this device though.

November 12, 2013

Very nice, many relevant sentences... a little buggy though. Currently I'm trying to help by improving every test I find incorrect. Sometimes I can't even finish a test because of the wrong answers that should be accepted. This is an amazing tool, I really believe it will become the best way of learning a language.

March 13, 2013

Yep. Making "mistakes" we know are correct at times makes us angry, nervous, willing to have our computers off (specially if we are at the end), but by restarting we make things more fixed on our brain :)

March 13, 2013

It's great. I think it that everything will improve if we all keep helping each other out and giving duolingo some feedback.

The one thing that bothers me for some reason is that the robot lady says "ê" instead of "é" when asked to repeat a sentence more slowly. Because those two (essential) sounds have different meanings, it is possible that it interferes with learning.

Also, I had tested out of the levels that allowed it, and today I am suddenly missing one or two lessons in each.

April 28, 2013

I love DUO! and yes, it is easy to learn but hopefully very soon, DUO would come up with Spanish-to-Portuguese...It would be awesome!!

October 16, 2013

Don't forget the powdered milk, "leite em pó", which comes in cans.

December 7, 2013

In either case, if you know how to say 'a can' or a 'a bottle of milk', you would be able to have a discussion with someone. Smart!

November 21, 2012

haha i was playing this in front of my boyfriend and he's like 'who has cans of milk, this makes no sense...' now we know!!

January 3, 2013

Well some things on here make no sense what so ever! Like the butterfly writes a book... Where did that one come from?

January 30, 2014

It depends of the recipient I guess, there are many ways to pack the things... :D

November 21, 2012
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