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Alisson Carvalho Freire, Porto Alegre, BRA, 2 months ago
I am looking for a native english teacher in Porto Alegre in order to have private classes, so if you know someone, please let me know.
Thanks in advance.
Estou procurando um professor de inglês nativo em Porto Alegre para ministrar aulas particulares. Se por acaso você conhecer alguém que tenha interesse em ensinar inglês, por favor, me informe para que eu possa fazer contato.
Desde já agradeço-lhes pela indicação.
Sórny Rodrigues , Porto Alegre, BRA, 2 months ago
Anri Tsushima, Quito, ECU, 2 months ago
I currently stay in Salvador de Bahia and will study portuguese for a month here.
After that I would like to move to another parts of Brasil for 3weeks and also take portuguese courses and stay with a local family there.
My question is, which part of Brasil would be the best for learning Portuguese, knowing different cultures and meeting new people?
Please give me your advice and comments about what you really like about Porto Alegre and if it is recommendable for studying Portuguese.
Also if you know any good Portuguese school/classes, or perhaps have interests in hosting me, i would love to know too :)
I am Japanese, living in Quito (Equador), speak japanese, english, spanish and enjoining learning portuguese.
Thanks in advance!
CRISTIAN FIGUEROA , Porto Alegre, BRA, 2 months ago
Hi Anri, I am happy that you are learning Portugues in Brazil. It is a lovely experience. I am from Colombia and I´ve been living in Porto Alegre for 3 years now. I guess that it will all depend on what are you expecting from your learning experience.
Here at the south you will live a complete different brazilian culture due to the italian and German immigration. Also the accent and use of the portugues is kind of different since here they use the "tu" instead of "você" but they do not change the conjugation of the verb, and things like that.
I think you will like it here. It´s a different Brazil. However, there is no much to do in Porto Alegre, that might be a downside. The closest beach is at least 3 hours car-trip. Anyway, I think you wont have time to get bored in 3 weeks.
About the schools, I know a private teacher, not sure about the schools for portugues for foreigner but you will find teachers on campus and Facebook.
well, hope you made up your mind soon. Good luck!
Anri Tsushima , Quito, ECU, 2 months ago
Hi Cristian, thanks for your reply and advise :)
Since my main purpose is to learn Portuguese, I am not seeking for many touristic activities. Right now I am experiencing brazilian cultures with african influences in Salvador, so as your advice, Porto Alegre sounds very attractive.
The change from "voce" to "tu" would be a bit complicated as I speak Spanish and it would cause more confusion... but can be good experience, too. I will consider it positively and decide my destination.
Muito obrigada, muchisimas gracias!
Renan Caleffi , Porto Alegre, BRA, 2 months ago
I'm Brazilian, originally from Campo Grande/MS, raised in Campinas/SP, graduated in Porto Alegre, and about to live in Porto Alegre again. I will try to give you a hand answering some of your questions.
- you asked what is the best place in Brazil to learn Portuguese. In my experience working with Brazilians from many places, I would say that cities in Minas Gerais are particularly welcoming. People around there tend to be very warm and easy to interact with. That could be a good option for you.
- I lived in Porto Alegre for 9 years, and I would say people there are easy going too. It is true that the use of certain words and grammar is peculiar to there, and the accent is probably a little different to the one you find in Salvador. But it is not thaaaat different... shouldn't be a problem.
- I would say that in Porto Alegre and surroundings you can probably find a lot to do. There is a lot of night life, a great number of restaurants offering typical local food, and also food from around the world, including delicious sushi, that is becoming massively popular. There are also tradition centres that you would probably like to visit if you are into different cultures. Not to mention some nice cultural attractions in the town centre. And you can always travel to beach cities around, and also to cities in the nearby chains of short mountains, that have a certain European vibe, but that feel very Brazilian at the same time.
As I said, I will be moving back to Porto Alegre within a few days. When exactly will you be there? Feel free to message me and we can try to arrange something. If our agendas don't match for hosting, we can at least arrange to do a few things together. My wife and I would love to see your reactions to things and places that we like.
Federico De León, Montevideo, URY, 2 months ago
I'm from Uruguay and I'm planning to travel to POA on January 23rd to attend The Birthday Massacre's concert in Teatro CIEE.
Right now I'm trying to define how much money I'm going to need for the whole trip, and I'm lacking information in two really important things: food and transport. Could anyone tell me how many kinds of public transport are there and how much they cost? And what about inexpensive meals in restaurants or similar places?
(By the way, if any of you has trouble answering my message in English or Spanish, you can answer in Portuguese! It's fairly easy for me to understand it, I just can't write in it)
Marcos Silveira , Porto Alegre, BRA, 2 months ago
Bus: R$ 2,95
Ônibus lotação: Dont know, I guess R$ 4,5
Taxi: I just paid R$ 27 for a 7,2km ride. It´s more expensive at night.
City Bikes: R$ 10 / month (yes, per month), it would be good to by a Local (from Porto Alegre) SIM Card so you can use the bikes.
Lunch: R$ 20 for a fair all you can eat meal
Dinner: R$25 for a fair meal
Good cheap must go places:
Lancheria do Parque (Near Parque Farroupilha): Great juices, negrinho, quindim & Pastel!
Cavanhas: Lima e Silva & Perimetral: Order Xis Estrogonofe or Português. It´s a kind of burguer.
Amanda Pereira , Porto Alegre, BRA, 2 months ago
You can check how much you're going to pay for a taxi ride here http://www.tarifadetaxi.com/porto-alegre
And the food is cheaper than R$20, you can find places for R$10, all you can eat. I don't know which places because I'm a vegetarian and veg restaurants are usually more expensive. I think the lunch at Lancheria do Parque is around R$8. At least, it used to be. Where are you staying?
Ludovic ludovic, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, FRA, 2 months ago
hi guys, any tattoo shop recommandation, good and not too expensive ??
Rafael Luft , Porto Alegre, BRA, 2 months ago
Regarding price, you won't pay less than R$ 100 for any tattoo, regardless of how tiny. From that on, I don't really know.
Regarding studios, that largely depends on what kind of tattoo you wanna do... Realism, new school, old school, abstract, tribal... I know the guys at Heráclito Tattoo (heraclitotattoo.com) have a large expertise in different styles. Edu Tattoo (edutattoo.com.br) is very well known in town, probably one of the oldest tattoo parlors here. I've been rearing a lot about the guys at Black Stone (www.blackstonetattoo.com.br), but don't know details about their work. And there is my man Dé Helfer, who has done some of the most amazing work, including a marvelous watercolor tattoo, and works with 13 Custom Tattoo (google it, or check on Facebook).
Hope it helps!
Daniele Torino, Turin, ITA, 2 months ago
my name is Daniele I have 35 years old and I come from Turin (Italy) ...
I would like to improve and learn Portoguese, so I'm searching some conversation in language.
There is anyone that could help me for that please :) ?
Thank you very much in advance :)
Miguel Boeira Vianna , Porto Alegre, BRA, 2 months ago
There is a week meeting here in Porto Alegre all the Thursdays. The last one was in Mondo Cane bar in Cidade Baixa District. If you go to the meeting( check here or in the Facebook CS-POA group, the place where will it happen this week) you will have the opportunity to practice portuguese a lot. I will be there and I am a Portuguese language teacher.