Word for the Travel Wise (08/02/06)

Sad as it sounds – summer is almost over and if you wait too long you’ll blink, miss it and will have gone without a holiday abroad. If you’re still thinking up an escape plan for the little ones and yourself before the season ends or an enchanting getaway for you and your special someone, I tell all to check out the Campo Maior Flower Festival. The event takes place the first week of September in Campo Maior, Portugal and the town decorates the area with vibrant papers and flowers. Absolutely beautiful and fun for all – especially your young explorers!

Today’s word is a Portuguese word used in Portugal:

crianças – (kree-ang-sash) children

Easy Portuguese online offers a small dictionary of useful words, useful phrases, and a couple of short lessons to get you started. Most have audio clips including our word for the day found here. Portuguese Language dot net has excellent historical info on the language and numerous tools to help you get motivated and be successful at learning the 6th most spoken language. For Portuguese heard in Portugal you can download mp3 audio from BBC, which I’m sure there are several similarities between the two countries. Those interested in classroom study abroad can click here for more info at Franco Americano.

Past Portuguese words: xixi, bronzeador, lanchonete, esquerda