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Natanael Natanael | 13:39 UK time, Thursday, 4 November 2010

Dear Friends,

There are lots of things to talk about Brazil, its culture, its people, its nature aspects and all.

I will try to write from top to down. Talking about the country, its regions and go on... ok?! Let's go ahead... (^_^).

Well, The Brazil is one of five biggest country of the world; we have 190 million of people living on a territory around of 8,5 million of kilometers.

The Brazil is divided on 5 big regions (North, Northeast, South, Southeast and MidWest) "Splitting or Slicing" -

(North -> Amazonia next to Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Venezuela, here we are next to Miguel Aguirre from Peru) 

(Northeast -> next to Guiana, Suriname and Venezuela, Atlantic Ocean too, here we are next to Dommi (Afrika) and Europe too

(South -> Pampas Gaucho neighbor to Beatriz from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Antarctica too)


(Southeast -> I live here. There 4 state on this region (São Paulo; Rio de Janeiro; Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais).


(MidWest - Our Capital Brasília and the central highlands, and of course the Pantanal next to Paraguay and Bolivia too).There are various kind of people living here, don't forget my country has just 510 years old (^_^). It's a teenager! Isn't?

Portuguese; Italian; Germanium; Holland; African; European at all; Japanese; Chinese; Asian at all; Arabian; North American; Canadian; Mexican at all. So, the mixing of all these people formed the Brazilian Citizen. Its very interesting to see a Brazilian Japanese or a Brazilian Chinese or Brazilian African like me married with a Spanish descendent. Here, its normal to see it.

You can imagine people that fight in other part of the world and here they living together. Its seems a paradise. Isn't?...

...but, "Huston, we have lots of problems" (^_^). So, it's other post (^_^). For a while, I'd like to show you our landscapes.

I promise don't talk about football; volleyball and carnival (for a while) (^_^). Have fun.
By the way. This is "bonito" a little county of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul (Central West Region).

The people say that God created he world in 6 days and on the 7th days he get rest in BONITO. Can you imagine?

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Hi, Natanael
    I am a new at the BBC student blog, I have to tell you that you live in beautiful country. Brasil look like paradise.
    Jarko

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi Jarko.

    It's a pleasure to have you here. You're welcome. By the way. Where are you from?

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

  • Comment number 3.

    Dear Natanael, I visited your country three times and it is really a paradise plenty of nature and beautiful landscapes, but what I like more is the people. I have very good friends there and everytime I can feel the warm welcome, solidarity, and their eager to live intensely.
    Maybe only coffee, football and carnival are well known all over the world, however Brazil have a lot of thinks to offer to the world. Culture is also present through good writers and poets, films, excellent composers, and so on.
    Hope to read your next post to know more about Brazil.
    Greetings,

  • Comment number 4.

    Hi Carossi,

    Thanks for your kindly words about Brazil.

    It's a pleasure to have you here and following my post.

    I've already thought about the next post. I'm thinking about music...

    Thanks once again.

    Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

  • Comment number 5.

    I've a secret, i've a great secret: i'm in love with Bonito! Don't tell anybody, it's a secret. Tell me more about it Natanael! What does Bonito mean? Beautiful? if that, it is. Really. Is it an accessible area? It looks like it's just a submarine place.. waouh incredible. I do understand why you say people "believe" that God made the rest of the world in 6 days and took a rest in BONITO the 7th day.
    P.S You know dear friend, your post would have been colourful and wonderful (20/20) if you had upload directly the photos on your entry (*_*)! I give you 15/20. Yes i know i'm wonderful. Actually i used to be a great supervisor (*_^). Where is the little PopCoRn?!

  • Comment number 6.

    Hi Natanael :)

    You've set a rapid pace from the very beginning. Two posts in two days - it's incredible! You're absolutely amazing ;-) I suppose it won't be very easy to keep up with you but, please, don't slow down (^.')

    Lots of thanks for this informative post - it helped me to fill some gaps in my knowledge of Geography and made me look at the map one more time.

    I've just remembered one more thing with which I associate your country - Brasilian series (I mean television ones). They were extremely popular in Russia when I went to primary school (well, maybe they are still popular but now they have more competition though Russian series leave much to be desired). I remember that there were a lot of magnificent shots of rich Brasilian nature, of famous Brasilian beaches and your beautiful capital. These shots made a deep impression on me as a kid, I really thought it was a paradise or at least a fairy tale.

    I'm looking forward to reading your next post (the topic "music" is great:)).

    Cheers!
    Nastya, Russia

  • Comment number 7.

    Dear Friend Dommi,

    You're very funny (^_^). Yes, "bonito" is the same "beautiful" in english.

    Yes, Bonito is far from here, you know Brazil is a big country. Many Brazilian Citizen born and death and don't know 20% of Brazil. I'm blessed man,I know a little more, but I didn't get the opportunity to know Bonito, a friend of mine had this opportunity and sent a post card to me. It's amazing. It's really a paradise.

    It's very accessible, there is no problem to go there...

    My popcorn (Little Daughter) is ok. Every workday I left her on the children school and go to my work.

    I've been a litlle bit difficult to upload my photos directly, I'll try again.
    Thanks for your ask. Tell me about you !! (^_^).

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 8.

    Oops! I mixed up the word "serial" with "series". There is only one word in Russian for these two notions. Of course I meant serials. Sorry.

  • Comment number 9.

    Hi Dear Nastya,

    I've just had a opportunity to do it (two post on two days).(^_^)

    I really don't know if i'll have this opportunity from now on. I'm finishing the reports on my job and my time is very short right now.

    Anyway, i'll try to keep in touch always... (^_^)

    I'm really thinking about music, and I planned a sequence of topic, but, or course, your input is very important to decide about them.

    Brazil like Russia, is a very big country and we have many regions and many kind of people, kind of music at all.

    Sometimes, there is a little bit dificult about to choose the topic. I'll get there. (^_^).

    I'm glad to hear from you. Take care!

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 10.

    Hello Natanael, hello everyone!!!

    I'm tyro here ^_^

    I take delight in reading your blog. I belive this month will be marvellous. That is why people, who lives near the sea or ocean and sees the sun 365 days of the year, are always cheerful, amazing, kind, open-hearted and so on.
    When I look at your Brazilian photos my heart stops. And I have a dream. I would like to live near the sea and maybe it will come true one day.

    Didar Kaur, Moscow, Russia

  • Comment number 11.

    Hi Didar,

    It's a pleasure to have you here.

    It's very good to live on this place, but i confess that i'd like to know Moscow. I saw some photos from your Subsway Station, it's amazing. Is it true? Please keep in touch.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 12.

    Hi Natanael,

    thank you for your warm welcome.
    As I'm not at home the days, I could not see the pictures yet. I'll do it as soon as I'm at home. Looking at the reactions of other posts they must be amazing.

    @Svetlana: You are right, Nata is an abreviation from Natasha. I was born in Russia, in Sibirian, to be more precisious. I (and my family) moved to Germany many years ago. Now I live in a city in Bavaria.
    I've just checked the Wikipedia regarding your city. Now I can understand why you need warm clothes.

    See you, Nataa

  • Comment number 13.

    Hi Nataa,

    My younger sister lives in Germany, next to Luxemburg, in a little city called Sabouis or something like that. Her name is Cristiane Santos.

    Great.

    Natanael

  • Comment number 14.

    Natanael, if you would like to know Moscow, you can see some Moscow's photos by link:http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=188421&id=527354221

    It's really wonderful city and I love it =)))) but sometimes I lack for sun and warm!

    You live in the country where is there cultural diversity. Do you have a clash of cultures sometimes?

    Didar Kaur, Moscow, Russia

  • Comment number 15.

    Hi dear friend Natanael! Hi everyone!

    It’s not a secret for me that your country Natanael is stunningly beautiful. I should say I grew up watching those Brazilian serials on TV that Nastya mentioned. We called them soap operas. They gave us a perfect view of your vigorous cities, long amazing beaches, and beautiful people of course. If my memory serves me right the first serials began right after the Soviet Union collapsed, the Russian people had very hard times dealing with many difficult issues. And those serials were like a breath of fresh air at that moment, they helped take people’s minds off their difficulties, they showed them altogether different life, a different – very beautiful world, paradise, fairy tale whatever you name it. That is why those serials were so popular. And now I’m looking forward to seeing your little popcorn!

    @ Emat from Kazakhstan! Nice to meet you countryman! I’ve just found the comment you wrote to me by accident. You know, when we have another post from our blogger I hardly ever read comments on previous one. I could have overlooked it! I’m glad I didn’t though. To be honest, I didn’t get what you ment. Not quite. As far as I know the English have different pronounciation in different parts of the country. I think we had better ask our Teacher about it.

    @Dear Alice if you happen to read this, lend us a hand please. Would you be so kind as to read Emat’s comment number 42 on the first Natanael’s post and clarify on this issue. Is it a right thing to do, I mean not to pronounce ‘t’ in words?

    In the meantime, I have something to tell you about pronounciation. Emat, have you ever seen the musical film ‘My Fair Lady’ (1964, starring Audrey Hepburn)? If not, I’d advise you to watch it in English of course. It would be useful for all English learners, I think. The main male character Mr.Higgins is a professor of phonetics, linguistic expert. He is able to define from which part of Britain the person is by the way he speaks and from which social class too. He teaches a poor young lady whose name is Eliza Doolittle how to speak proper English. In the beginning she has a ghastly accent indicating her low social status and in the end she speaks perfect English and might be taken as a duchess. I like the song in which Mr.Higgins has the line ‘Why can’t the English teach their children how to speak?’ He says so about the variety of ways to pronounce words improperly.
    As for my name, I like it better the way it is - Svetlana, but you Emat feel free to call me the way you like the most, Sve,lana, Sveta, I’m sure speaking Russian you know a bit more ways to call me.

    All the best,
    Svetlana, Russia

  • Comment number 16.

    Dear Didar,

    Many thanks for your help. I'll take a glance on it.

    By the way, no, there no problem about the cultural diversity. It's an exercise to tolerance and respect.

    Keep in touch.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 17.

    Dea Didar,

    Many thanks for help to know a little more about Moscow. I'll take a glance on it.

    ...and no, there no problem to live with the diversity cultures. It's an exercise to tolerance and respect.

    Please keep in touch.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 18.

    Hi Svetlana,

    Yes, Nastya mentioned about series and i was thinking, what series?

    Normally, series are made in USA. The name in Brazil is "novela" or in english "soap opera". There some important diferences between them. The "novela" is shorter them a Serie (on use), and its more elaborated them a serie, in my opinion.

    Take care.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

  • Comment number 19.

    Brazil is "Bonito"

    After creating "The World" GOD thoght in a place to take a rest. He called this Place: Brazil

    Congratulations man!! Nice to read your post,

    Best wishes for EVERYONE!!

    Miss YOu!!

    Miguel

  • Comment number 20.

    Natanael,
    It were soap operas or novelas like Por Amor, o Clone, Tropicaliente, Lacos de Familia (letter "c" in the word Lacos is substitute for letter which i have no on my keyboard, sorry) and many others. I like the actress Giovanna Antonelli (o Clone) very much, she is so beautiful. But maybe you know nothing of serials i've named, as far as i know men aren't very interested in such films, are they?

    @ Hi Miguel! I'm glad to hear from you. How are you? We miss you too, keep in touch.

    Take care,
    Svetlana, Russia

  • Comment number 21.

    Hi, Natanael!

    Nice to meet you! You live in a fantastic country, it's really beautiful.. But... There is one thing stopped my aspiration to go. I've heard about very high crime rate. Is it real?

    I'm sorry for beginning this theme... There is some opinion that bears walk down the Russian streets... i Hope the tales about Brazil such ridiculous lie )))

  • Comment number 22.

    Oi Natanael!

    I like your name and would like to know the meaning of your name. I really forgot to mention in my comment to your first post that the lakes region is a very beautiful place and feel my feet itchy to see this beautiful and divine place. I am trying to open the links you have shared today but it's not opening. It's in .docx format and have no clue how to view them.

    Wish you a great weekend!

    Naheed (Pakistan)

  • Comment number 23.

    Hi Natanael , Sorry but I jsut have ended up reading your first entry , I can't see non of the photos ! and at the same time there is no problem in the teacher Blog , ....any help , any suggestion ....
    keep going the good job , we are looking forward your entries ...
    please send my hello to your wife and kiss your little princes ...
    cheers

  • Comment number 24.

    Hi Natanael , Sorry but I jsut have ended up reading your first entry , I can't see non of the photos ! and at the same time there is no problem in the teacher Blog , ....any help , any suggestion ....
    keep going the good job , we are looking forward your entries ...
    please send my hello to your wife and kiss your little princes ...
    cheers

  • Comment number 25.

    ok I find out the problem .It 's my fault not you , sorry . my Office is too old . I will look at them at home . Natanael I guess the problem with uploading the shots is that they are to big in size . If yes try to compress the shots sizez to killo and then upload them . Hope to be helpful ...
    see you around

  • Comment number 26.

    Hi Natanael, Welcome on the BBCLE blog website. Nice to meet you. All the pics are wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Now I can wonder the place in which you live in, it's not less then heaven.

    @Naheed, The .docx is the format of saving files in microsoft word 2007. You need to install word 2007 in order to view the pics.

    Waiting for your next post.
    Mahjabeen.

  • Comment number 27.

    Hi Natanael,
    it's really interesting to read your second blog too. Do you have the photos in simple formats like jpg. or gif.? What a pity, I couldn't see these photos too.
    I'm looking forward to hearing mp3 files of some greatest Brazilian music from your collection (of course, if it's not break any copyright). Let give us a chance to assess your musical taste please :) I liked a long time ago Cesaria Evora's songs, she's the Portuguese speaking singer, but not from Brazil, she's from an another paradisiac place called Cape Verde Isls.
    Best wishes,
    Emat.

  • Comment number 28.

    Dear Friend Neigbor Miguel,

    I'm flattered about your words. Thanks a lot. The Brasil is our. All of us.

    You're welcome here.

    Thanks... Keep in touch.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

  • Comment number 29.

    Dear Friend Sventla,

    Yes, Giovanna Antonelli is very goog actress, she had a twin babies around a month ago. She's great...and although the italian name, she's very Brazilian (^_^)

    Well, i like films, we've just saw a national film called "Tropa de Elite 2". very interesting.

    I like soap operas like Por Amor, o Clone, Tropicaliente, Lacos de Familia, but you know that they are little bit old for us. The TV channel that we called "GLOBO" (the main tv channel in Brazil)has 3 kind of Soap opera's time a day (soap opera of 6 p.m.; soap opera of 7 p.m. and soap opera of 8 p.m.). You're right i like soap operas, but i prefer cinema (movie)and of course footbal, music, beach, books and all.

    By the way, i'm in the middle of my next post. (MUSIC).

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

  • Comment number 30.

    Hi Dear Rideamus,

    There no problem to talk about this theme and others not so good...
    As i told on last post, "Huston, we have lots of problems" and the crimes are one of them.

    In fact, this is a good opportunity for demystify some informations about this theme.

    Yes, we have crimes, but like big cities around the world. We some characteristics about some cities here, like Rio de Janeiro. It's a long text, but i'll try to summarizing, ok!?

    The Rio de Janeiro for exemple is kind of city "Squeezed" between Montain and Sea, so on the beggining of last Century we had a big migration from lots of parts of Brazil to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, or course without plan.

    So, years later, we have slumbs and poor areas, and a complicated social problem. From Real Plan (Our economy plan) and the action of our last two presidents (Fernando Henrique and after, Lula we are transforming it, but we have lots of work to do...

    Well, it's becoming to a new post (^_^).

    I'll think about it...

    Thanks for this opportunity (^_^).

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil


  • Comment number 31.

    Hi Dear Svetlana!
    Thanks for your the comprehensive and detailed answer. It's nothing if you overlook my comment; usually the girls overlook very myself, you know. So it's ok.
    About the English have different pronunciation in different parts of the country: of course I know about this moment, I know that the native speakers might have an individual uniqueness in their pronunciation as well, it's not only the English I think. When I asked you a question, for me it was interesting your opinion as Russian-speaking person, I wondered if you have the same problems like mine by hearing. And I know what will be our Teachers' answer; I read lots of advices from BBC Learning English about it. ...Ok, forget it.
    I had in Ivanovo the Teacher from Los Angeles, so she lost any hope to help me somehow in my endlessly questions that she simply started in the end say to me, "Why don't you just shut up?", when I was starting to mumble my next usual question in class.
    Thanks for your advice about the film as well, Svetlana.
    Best wishes,
    Emat.

  • Comment number 32.

    Hi Naheed,

    That's my big honor. Talk about my name is a honor for me (^_^).
    I really sorry for you can't to open the files. You'll like very much. I'm trying to "clip" the photos directly. I'll try again...

    Well, my name comes the Bible. My Father is a Pastor, my parents are evangelic and my name is the same of "Gift from God" or "Gift of God".

    There's is a curiosity about me, I'm a firstborn of a family of firstborn married with a firstborn of a family of firstborn (my wife is a firstborn from her family), her father and her mother, too. My father and my mother, too.

    It's a coincidence, it's funny, but gave us a big responsibility. We have kind of "traditional family" about this matter. (^_^).

    Tell more about you and your family...

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 33.

    Hi Pary,

    Thanks for you help. I'll try to do it.

    Once again thank you and keep in touch.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 34.

    Hi Mahjabeen,

    Yor name is beautiful, please let me know its significate.

    I'll try to take some photos from me and my family, but just to the end of this month (^_^). You'll see my "popcorn" (my little daugther).

    Please keep in touch.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 35.

    Hi Emat,

    I'll try to do it. But, please try to do a down load of Word 2007. If you don't have it...

    Please i'm sorry for this problem.. i'm trying to solve it.

    Please keep in touch.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

    p.s. Well, i'm in the middle of my next post.... it will be about Brazilian Music...

  • Comment number 36.

    Hi there ,
    Dear friends I have really enjoyed to read all your comments , and chit – chats . keep going the good Job !
    Dear Svetlan , I have the same problem too .There is no one around me to have a chat in English and chatting via net is out of question at the moment , recently I try to keep going the good idea of listening to audio stories . By the way I have watched " My fairy lady " film , Long long time a go when I have n't started to learn English effectively , I 'm wondering if I can find it to see it again ?
    It 's really nice to lurking your nice comments .
    See you around

  • Comment number 37.

    Hi Natanael,

    Very beautiful lands! Thank you very much for your photos I enjoyed them during our drizzly day. I hope to see some photos next blogs :) but I agree with Dommi about attached. Please could you upload them in the text it will be more colorfully and more impressive.

    I look forward to your next blog
    All the best
    Marina from Moscow

  • Comment number 38.

    Hello Natanael and everyone,
    I am one of those newcomers who found courage to join your wonderful blog.
    It's very interesting blog and you, Natanael, are such a lucky guy to live in so beautiful place.
    I've read all comments above and must say that I was pleased to know that not only me such fall for Brazilian novelas ))))) For me it's not only one of the best way to relax, but also very edutainment thing that gives the first and very important impression about people living in Brasil - kind, funny, passionate and always hopping for the best.
    I'm sure your blog is gonna be very interesting and knowledgable.
    Cheers,
    Lyudmila

  • Comment number 39.

    Hello dear friends!

    @ My dear friend Natanael! I was surfing the Net yesterday and I found a lot of shots and videos of Brazil: the cities, carnivals, Nature and the like on You Tube. It’s just AWESOME!!!

    @Dear Pary! Thank you, you are so kind, I enjoy reading your comments too! Having a full-time job and two children (one kid is so little!) you keep on learning! It’s wonderful! I didn’t know you had been a loyal BBC LE member for so long. Since 2006? It’s incredible. Well done! Keep doing. Best wishes to your family!

    @Dear Emat! I got your point now. At least I think I got. You know, I haven’t given much thought to this issue, to be honest, so long as I can catch what people say I don’t care. It depends on how fast someone speaks, how he/she articulates. If I, for example, listen to an audiobook, I usually hear every single word, because while reading a text an actor/actress pronounces the words distinctly. But when a person speaks too fast, or too low his/her speech may appear like a blur to me. I then can understand the general meaning, the main point. It’s difficult to take apart every word (let along whether they say ‘t’ in the word ‘little’ or not:)) When watching a film I sometimes can’t get what they say, and then subtitles might be of great help. Anyway it’s a question of practise. The more you listen to English speech, the more you are able to understand.
    About your teacher, may I assume she wasn’t too patient? To my mind a competent teacher would never do that. I consider it is rude to say so. Not good of her. But don’t hold it against her, let it go. If you are so inquisitive and teachers sometimes can’t answer your questions (bear in mind that they can’t possibly know everything) you always can figure things out by yourself. There are lots of sources for that. Keep looking for answers and sooner or later you are going to find them.
    And one more thing, you said you had read lots of advice but what about books in English? How many of them have you read? Reading in the original is the most effective way to learn a language. I can tell you that. Good luck countryman! Take care.

    @Dear Nataa! I have a question to you if you don’t mind. Do you keep in touch with your Motherland, friends, acquaintances? Do you speak Russian in your everyday life? I’m looking forward to your response. Take care.

    All the best,
    Svetlana, Russia

  • Comment number 40.

    Hi Lyudmila,

    Many thanks for your words...Just to talk about the theme of my next post (Music).

    There is a very very good singer in Brasil with the name almost the same of yours. She called Ludmila Ferber and she's a gospel singer.

    By the way... where are you from?

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

  • Comment number 41.

    Hi together,

    I saw a theater play based on the same story like the movie ‘My Fair Lady' last year. I was realy impressed. It is a hard job to get rid of something like wrong/incorrect or just other pronunciation. If you look around you, I'm sure, in the most cases you would be able to say from which part of the country the person comes from. In many cases you can even say to which social status he/she belongs to or was born in. For instance in Germany you can easy identify persons who were born in east/north/south of Germany. Each region has it one dialect and slang. If you live in the country's south sometimes there are realy problems to understand someone who comes from north. My frind grow up in north of Germany and moved to south at the age of 35. At the beginning he had understanding problems.

    I read the discussion about the Brazil soap operas. I can just repeat the words of the other girls from ex UdSSR. After the country (UdSSR) had broken down, this was maybe the first thing imported from other countries. At least it was the first that everybody, wealthy or poor, from Moscow or Wladiwostoc, could see. I can remember that every evening at 18:30 we (women) were sitting in front of tv and watching the soap operas. The old good time :-))

    ciao,
    nataa

  • Comment number 42.

    Dear Natanael,
    Thank you for your reply.
    Most Brazil rhymes are contagious, but music like Bossa Nova brings to me memories of the Portugues Fado.
    Lately I was listening Maria Bethania and I like her style. Also Chico Buarque has meaningful lyrics.
    I'm looking forward your next post about music.
    Carossi

  • Comment number 43.


    Hi Natanael

    I like the sentence "The people say that God created he world in 6 days and on the 7th days he get rest in BONITO. Can you imagine?"I read the bonito07.rtf.docx.To my amazement,I am deeply fascinated by the picture2 and picture3.The world below the water give off a serene atmosphere which really relieves my strained nerves.In the picture3,the surface of the water divides the something(I don't know how to express it.) into two different worlds.I am fond of the strong visual impact

  • Comment number 44.

    Hello Natanael!
    I live in a city which is 50 minutes far from São Paulo. It´s really great, because I can have all the cultural and lively life that a big city as SP offers and then come back to a less noise and calm place like my city :-).
    Anyway, I´m looking forward to reading your blog about music.
    See ya,
    Ana Paula, Brazil.

  • Comment number 45.

    Hi Natanael,

    this last post of yours was really great. These pictures you showed us are amazing.

    I hope one day I get to know the beauties of my own country. I don't have many opportunities to travel. But at least we can see them in beautiful pictures like these. Have you ever been there?

    I'm looking forward for your next posts.

    See you soon,

    Mauricio.

  • Comment number 46.

    Hi Ana Paula,

    it's great to talk to you again...

    how are you doing? Reading Natanael's great posts I can't help remembering yours too which were amazing as well

    Big hug to you...

    Mauricio

  • Comment number 47.

    Hi Svetlana,

    there is no secret about my life. To answer your question, I don't speak Russian in my daily life. My boyfriend is German, so we talk in German. Since my whole family: my parents, brother, uncles, aunts, grand parents, live in Germany I don't have much contacts to my birthplace. Speaking with my parents or brother I use the language which appears first in my mind. Sometimes I start the sentence in Russian and end in German. Hence my speaking skills are loosing. But I understand most of the thinks and can read books. There is an internet page, I'm sure you know it, odnoklassniki.ru where I can find old friends. But after so many years it is not always easy to keep in touch. I hope I could answer your questions. If you have any more, just ask.

    I agree with your advice to Emat regarding learning a language with help of movies or books. My first english books were from Agatha Christie. They are easy to understand and to follow. Moreover they are not too thick and the success to complete it is not far away. I think at the begining it is even not so important to understand every word, sentence or the use of a particular time. But it is how I learn english, everybody has his one way.

    Take care,
    nataa

  • Comment number 48.


    Natanael thank you so much for your accurate answer to my question.
    It's umbelievable that your national flag has got so many meanings. As you've written it was a long process.
    Bye the way you seem very busy with this blog. You have a word to everyone.
    Back to you I think Brasil is a very different country itself. From the North to the South, from the West to the East you have so different places such as sandy beaches and pantanal too.
    I've been to the "Green Sea" and I made some short guided explorations from Manaus. Apart from the humidity I remember feeling excited but also scared from the wildlness of the "Green Sea"
    Ciao

  • Comment number 49.

    Hi Natanael,

    I live in BH-MG and I think you the best people to talk about our country. I liked your text. Great coments.
    Thanks,
    Regards.

  • Comment number 50.

    Hi Carossi,

    Yes, they're very good.

    I'm eager for the next post as well.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 51.

    Hi Ana Paula,

    Puxa, é muito bom ter você aqui. Minha querida vizinha.

    I relly hope that you can help on it. To talk about music...(^_^)

    Take care.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 52.

    Hi Natanael,

    You're very energetic :), and you've some kind words for everyone. Thanks.
    I just missed out a weekend and how many posts've been here since then :).

    Well, your country's so beautiful and how many sort of landscape there're at your! I like photos from Bonito and South mountain with lake and coniferous wood too. It's fantastic.

    I'm looking forward to reading your next post about brazilian music :) !

    See you soon,
    Ditta, Hungary

  • Comment number 53.

    Hi, Mauricio.

    Unfortunatelly not. As you know, the Brazil is a big country and i know Brasilia (our capital) some cities around there like Luiziania and Anapolis.

    I know the state of Rio Grande do Sul (some cities of course) like Gramado, Canela, Bento Gonçalves, Garibaldi, Caxias do Sul, the beautiful region that we called " the wine region ".

    I know some cities of the state of Minas Gerais; São Paulo and Espirito Santo, and of course lots of city of my own state (Rio de Janeiro).

    Take care and keep in touch.

    Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 54.

    Hi Marcello,

    Yes, when i have a little time. I take a glance on the web and asnwer some comments...

    I'm eagear for my next post.. (^_^).

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 55.

    Thanks Paulo, my neighbor.

    I know BH. It's wonderful city.

    I worked at Jornal Lance and we had a office there. Also, I worked at Lafarge (Ciment Company) and they have a office there too.

    As you can see, i know BH just a little.

    You have great Pop Music Groups. (Skank, Jota and others) you're great.

    Take care and keep in touch.

    Cheers - Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 56.

    Hey up Natanael!
    Oh... come on! I´m sure you´ll write a wonderful blog about Brazilian music :-).
    Cheers,
    Ana Paula, Brazil.

  • Comment number 57.

    Hi Mauricio! How are you doing? It´s really nice to talk to again!
    I´m doing well, thanks for asking.
    Please, keep in touch :-).
    See ya,
    Ana Paula.
    xo

  • Comment number 58.

    And the 'Lenções Maranhenses' is breath-taking. I've never seen such a landscape yet. Is it a desert with small lake?

    Ditta

  • Comment number 59.

    Dear Natanael: I see you must be very busy with your blog! Your "bonito" Brazil is a success in the BBCle. You and your country are very attractive. I have a doubt, you say that you and your wife are firstborn and because of that you are named Natanael and Evelin. Is a tradition in the families? What about the little popcorn, Lidia? You are lucky, the names are very nice. I told you my family love and know a lot of your country and my eldest grandson has arranged everything for his holidays there, Bahía. My regards, Beatriz.

  • Comment number 60.

    Hi, Natanael!
    It's nice to see you here, you're welcome!
    By the way, I'd like to thank you for your blog. I hope, we'll know a lot of interesting facts about your motherland and it's culture.
    Also, I'd like to thank everyone from Russia — I was absorbed in memories about the beggining of 90's, when Brasil serials were so popular in Russia. It's nice, that you have discussed this fact, I spend my evening in memories of childhood as a result.
    So, Natanael, we're waiting for your next post, keep going on!
    Ilya from Russia

  • Comment number 61.

    Hi, Natanael and everyone

    Today, It my first writing in this BBC student blog, I am from Venezuela (but I was living in Madrid 5 years ago. I have never visited to Brazil, but in the the south of Venezuela (boundaries between Brazil and Venezuela), there is a beautiful place called Guiana Highlands contains the northern fringes of the Amazon Basin and Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall as well as tepuis, large table-like mountains.

    Thank you for your explanation and excuse me for my writing.

    Regards, Miguel Angel

  • Comment number 62.

    HI Natanel
    I am a new a BBC blog
    I read you previos comment about Election.You are very responsibilty men
    I think it is mainly for every citizens.And congratulation with new pesident.See you

    Seymur from Azerbaijan

  • Comment number 63.

    Hi Natanael!
    I think it's a good idea that you suggest to Anna Paula helps you to talk about Brazilian music: you know the theme from inside, so it would be fine to read the discussion between you and our others Brazilian friends here. I hope also you touch on some new names and some latest records, not only traditional, although, of course you know best...
    Best wishes,
    Emat.

  • Comment number 64.

    Hi Dear Svetlana, my countrygirl and friends!
    So sorry, Svetlana, I'm late. Usually I never late and always answer to all questions in time and never miss any questions addressed to me.
    Now I'm reading Evelyn Waugh (The Loved One) and I found some books of Sir Pelham Grenvill Wodhouse in English, it's good things and funny. Also I like to read the interviews from Esquire (magazine): here the meaningful answers to good questions usually it's from the persons, who are never short of something to say: I think it's also a good way to study English, at least it isn't boring to read.
    About my Teacher: it's ok, she allows such expressions in cases when she could hardly control her laughter...
    Best wishes,
    Emat.

  • Comment number 65.

    Haya, Natanael,
    I am from Russia, Sergiev Posad - the centre of Russian orthodoxy - very beatiful place )))
    Of couse, the beauty is not the same as the beauty of your country - i could open the links only today (at work) - it's amaizing. I even wanted to set one of them as Desktop backgound - south - but met some technical problem :(
    But, despite the fact - it very beautiful and I hope to visit you country one day to see all this beauty in person.
    I also surfed youtube for Ludmila Ferber - I liked her songs very much. And it's so Brasilian )))))
    Can't wait your next blog,
    Cheers,
    Lyuda

  • Comment number 66.

    Hi All,

    I am a new mate, I love Brazil.

    Regards from Mexico
    Tom

  • Comment number 67.

    Hi again Friends!
    @Ana Paula, please accept my apologies, I've written your name incorrect in my post above.
    @Svetlana, these are two mp3-files I told you what about in my first post to you, in your spare moment you can listen them :)

    www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1535_questionanswer/page23.shtml

    www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/askaboutenglish/2010/03/100330_aae_there_page.shtml

    in this file please take notice of moment when the Teacher says, "Point Three".
    Best wishes,
    Emat

  • Comment number 68.

    Hi Lyudmila! Nice to meet you :)

    When Natanael asked where you were from, I had no doubt that you were Russian ;-)

    I just want to say that your town is really amazing and charming. And its beauty is typical Russian beauty - quiet but powerful. I love Sergiev Posad, I've been there many times and I often pass it on the way to my parents' country house. Besides, it's my father's native town and my grandmother lives not far away from it.

    I hope to read your comments in future posts.

    Best wishes,
    Nastya, Russia

  • Comment number 69.

    Hello Nastya, Nice to meet you too )))
    As the saying goes - birds of a feather flock together )))))
    I agree that SP is very beautiful and basically that's the main reason why I like living there. The matter is that I work in Moscow and it takes me almost 4hrs to get to work and back. But I like the quite tempo of life in SP.
    With best wishes,
    Lyuda

  • Comment number 70.

    Oh, Nastya,
    Thanks for your kind words about SP ))))
    It is very pleasant for me.
    Cheers,Lyuda

  • Comment number 71.

    @Lyudmila: I just can't believe you work in Moscow and spend so much time to commute to your workplace! Never again will I complain about the time I spend on the road! I believe that after the crazy pace of life in Moscow you really appreciate the quiet pace of life in your town :) But for some Muscovites it's very difficult to get used to this regularity. My Mum can't stand driving through the SP's center - the speed limit is almost everywhere 40 km/h, local drivers are not in a hurry and there are plenty of traffic lights (she calls SP "the town of endless traffic lights" :)).

  • Comment number 72.

    Svetlana

    I will find post no 42 and comment! I just read your message and had a very nostalgic moment thinking about watching a Brazilian soap opera while living in Russia. It was called something like 'Bogati toje plachet' (The Rich also cry??). Do you remember it? What was its Brazilian title? My Russian language was pretty awful so I used to try and guess what was going on just by looking at people's facial expressions. It wasn't too difficult.

    As for your recommendation to watch 'My Fair Lady' - I agree. It's one of my favourite musicals. Do you like Audrey Hepburn's pronunciation? It sounds very clear.

    Best wishes

    Alice

  • Comment number 73.

    Well ))) Nastya,
    In a sense your Mum is right - I also reckon we have too many traffic lights )))) To say more - I adore high speed ))) and relax only in villages - where there're no cars, no traffic jams, no traffic lights!!!

  • Comment number 74.

    hi Natanael,
    ı just want to say, hello,
    ı like to read this page but unfortunatelly ı am workıng hard as other adults, ı find time for reading by casual ( it is a secret :) ) this is my hobby, learn about people all over the world and to see their way of the thınk.
    ı have just one time gone to abroad, ıt was in malta, and ı am really wondering about your country but ı have to wait a little more because my son will be one years old tomorrow :) he is so naughty, ıf ı want to go with him, it will be so tiring.

    take care friends

  • Comment number 75.

    Dear Nadliv,

    It's very cool to have you here.
    Congratulations for you son. I know how it is (^_^)
    Please, when you have time, please again... keep in touch.

    Warm regards,

    Natanael - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

  • Comment number 76.

    Hey......what a nice description about Brazil.
    The photos you used are also excellent.I love it.

    This is Allen,from Taiwan.I have some friends from Brazil when I was studying in Bremen,Germany.Brazilian are very passionate as I remember.Dancing very well and sometimes can drink a lot."Party,Party,Party" is their policy.

    Thanks for your sharing information.Let me wanna travel there ASAP.

    Best regards,
    Allen

  • Comment number 77.

    i am very interested to be there but i donot have enough money to be there

 

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