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February 08, 2010

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Tritone

"They say understanding humor is one of the final barriers in learning a language, so I think videos like these are a fun and useful barometer for gringos learning Portuguese."

That's what I thought too when struggling to understand 'Gato Fedorento' videos. Not getting the joke was driving me insane, and I searched endlessly for the punchline, watching the same video several times and faulting myself for not laughing...until I realized that there was no joke. Sometimes other cultures just enjoy particularly dry humor, and its not our fault for not getting it.

Natalia

estes são muito bons mesmo. meu favorito é este http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD6v60v0j1g, mas esse exige conhecimento das canções infantis brasileiras. começa em 3:58.

Elena Betts

I'm still at the stage of it going over my head completely. Can't wait until the day when maybe I'll get a laugh out of these videos! I mean, I understood what was happening in the first 30 sec of the first video, but I just didn't get half the words! That'll be the day...

Fabio Bossard

Só de ouvir alguém falando um palavrão em certas ocasionais já é engraçado.

Fabio Bossard

Eu nunca tinha pensado em alguns dos exemplos que ele deu como "prefeitura municipal", "vereador da cidade", mas outros como "verdade absoluta" eu diria que é uma enfase.

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