Language and Culture

The articles in this section covers the Brazilian Portuguese language, as well as cultural aspect of Capoeira such as dances, folk songs etc.

Brazilian Portuguese Alphabet and Pronounciation
Basic Knowledge of the Language

Bayu Wicaksono 2014-12-04 22:21:56 UTC

LeaImage titlerning the Brazilian alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Brazilian language. Pronunciation in Portuguese is very consistent. 

Unlike English, each letter usually only makes one sound, and rarely strays from the rules. Consequently, knowing the Brazilian pronunciation of the various Portuguese vowels, consonants, diphthongs and diagraphs can be extremely useful in helping your improve your pronunciation. This article aims to help in this regard.

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Basic Capoeira Vocabulary
Glossary of Useful Terms

Bayu Wicaksono 2014-11-12 05:03:32 UTC

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When you step into your first capoeira class, you will undoubtedly be bombarded by many foreign words. Don’t worry though, this article is created to help you go through your first experience in Capoeira. You don’t need to be fluent in Brazilian Portuguese to play Capoeira, but it would help you to know a few basic words you may hear while training.

Subsequent articles will be created to tackle terms in Capoeira, in particular, how they are used in Grupo Axé Capoeira.

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