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  1. #1548

    Brazilians Speaking English

    So how do I know that most Brazilians do not speak English other than living among them for extended periods of time over many years?

    Not long ago I attended a technical conference in São Paulo with the expressed purpose of hiring English speaking Brazilians. I found one who spoke English at a proficient enough level and he did so only because he had lived for years in the US. The others spoke basic English at best. This conference was well attended and brought together people from all over Brazil. Hotels is where you will find the best English speakers and often they get paid well. In Rio, I know a doctor who works front desk at a major hotel. He said he makes more there than he did practicing medicine.

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  3. #1546

    Remembering Names.

    Someone brought up on another thread how Brazilian girls remember names. I am exceptional at remembering names but no where close to your average Brazilian whether in Brazil or anywhere else. The only thing that I can attribute it to is the high importance that is placed on remembering someone's name in the Brazilian culture. Almost every Brazilian I have met will use my name when we part. Just like the poster, will not have seen someone in years and they still remember my name. If anyone else has an explanation of how and why, I am all ears.

  4. #1545
    Quote Originally Posted by ExecTalent  [View Original Post]
    One of things that used to bother me about Brazil was the obvious lack of opportunities for people of color. You go to the mall and all the clerks were white. Same could be said about waiters and most better restaurants. Fortunately, that changed about 10 years ago. I talked with a number of Brazilians and no one could tell me why until one suggested it was because of Obama. I find this hypothesis fascinating. There had been no protests, no legal challenges of which I am aware, yet all you had to do was take a trip to the mall to see the difference. Brazil often looks to the US and the thought is if those racists can elect a black president we can at least hire a black waiter or two. I also noted that some of my Brazilian friends of color became extremely interested in their children's education and would ask me to go with them on private and English school visits. Order and Progress.
    There is a obvious reason that the blacks do have the lack of opportunities. It is starting from their home and playground. Why does anyone care about what is the skin color of the clerk or waiter? Level of the service is what matters. The cost of the private school education is not achievable to most of the blacks, cannot blame whites about that. Order and Progress is a joke in their flag, hopefully it will happen after next five years when nr. 17 wins. For that, at least 100000 hard core criminals must be eliminated permanently, otherwise there would be no success.

  5. #1544

    Academic Study.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catire  [View Original Post]
    Racism is a little different in Latin America, but it still exists. Just a different variety of it. Brazil has perhaps the most racially mixed population on Earth.

    But how many dark skinned politicians, businessmen / women do you see? How many Brasilian models are dark skinned? It's just a different sort of racism. One class based, and because of that, much harder to "crack".
    One of things that used to bother me about Brazil was the obvious lack of opportunities for people of color. You go to the mall and all the clerks were white. Same could be said about waiters and most better restaurants. Fortunately, that changed about 10 years ago. I talked with a number of Brazilians and no one could tell me why until one suggested it was because of Obama. I find this hypothesis fascinating. There had been no protests, no legal challenges of which I am aware, yet all you had to do was take a trip to the mall to see the difference. Brazil often looks to the US and the thought is if those racists can elect a black president we can at least hire a black waiter or two. I also noted that some of my Brazilian friends of color became extremely interested in their children's education and would ask me to go with them on private and English school visits. Order and Progress.

  6. #1543
    Quote Originally Posted by Catire  [View Original Post]
    Racism is a little different in Latin America, but it still exists. Just a different variety of it. Brazil has perhaps the most racially mixed population on Earth.

    But how many dark skinned politicians, businessmen / women do you see? How many Brasilian models are dark skinned? It's just a different sort of racism. One class based, and because of that, much harder to "crack".
    It is not white Brazilians fault that they do have a better education, only Mickeystan universities have a minority quote, therefore eliminating wiser and more capable persons to qualify, lowering the quality of education. Slavery was ended in 19th century, also in Europe but why nobody mention about it? Because there where no black slaves in Europe, only white ones. How many centuries more a whites must make privilege to low educated blacks to compensate the slavery? Despite that their own people catch them and traded. Most criminals (probably 90%) in Brazil are non whites. Make a conclusion. Poor blacks parents give the birth to children, not thinking how to educate them, leaving them in the streets while they are working and you see the results. Why the public school level is the lowest? Because ghetto (favela) kids have a zero interest to study and there is a huge safe issue for teachers who avoid those kind of places. White people have more education, better business orientation and better look (models). If you do not get it, look into the world map and divide North and South. White are North, blacks are South. Money is always in the North (except in North Korea). It is not a racism, it is what goes around comes around.

  7. #1542
    Quote Originally Posted by DCups  [View Original Post]
    Well I only lived there for two months but it was great. I am white but got rather brown by the time I left so much so that most Brasileros spoke Portuguese to me. In my experience it is a color blind country meaning your skin color / ethnicity is of no importance. Mixed couples of every variety can be seen holding hands in public and enjoying each other. San Paolo BTW has a large population of Asians. Racism is rampant in many parts of the world including US but I personally did not see any in Brasil. Quite the opposite. Cheers.
    Racism is a little different in Latin America, but it still exists. Just a different variety of it. Brazil has perhaps the most racially mixed population on Earth.

    But how many dark skinned politicians, businessmen / women do you see? How many Brasilian models are dark skinned? It's just a different sort of racism. One class based, and because of that, much harder to "crack".

  8. #1541
    Quote Originally Posted by SoloTraveler  [View Original Post]
    I look mostly East Asian.

    According to some people, I look 3/4 Chinese and 1/4 indigenous Mexican, though I think they're just generalizing and there isn't really a fixed look for all Mexican or Chinese people.

    I have lived in and visited many countries, mostly English-speaking or German-speaking countries.

    People always say something like the USA, Canada, the U. K, Australia, etc are melting pots.

    I really don't think so. Despite speaking English like a native speaker (I even adjusted my accent based on different regions I went to), I was always seen as a strange foreigner. And, yes, I got called out a lot even in this day and age.

    I heard that the real melting pot in this world is in fact Brazil, with nearly 50% of the population are multi-ethnic and mixed-raced.

    There is no way to tell a Brazilian by looks. So, the Brazilians will just think of you as one of them, instead of assuming you're a foreigner.

    Is it true? Is Brazil a friendlier place to live in?
    Well I only lived there for two months but it was great. I am white but got rather brown by the time I left so much so that most Brasileros spoke Portuguese to me. In my experience it is a color blind country meaning your skin color / ethnicity is of no importance. Mixed couples of every variety can be seen holding hands in public and enjoying each other. San Paolo BTW has a large population of Asians. Racism is rampant in many parts of the world including US but I personally did not see any in Brasil. Quite the opposite. Cheers.

  9. #1540
    I agree 100% with Kcrl02's Lmao! post in RJ forum. Too many gringos over-valuating their money and their look (clothing included) among Brasileiras. Either you have a charm or not, money might add something to that or make the things worse. During a few partly living years here, I have obtained a minimum Brazilian Portuguese conversation level without any study, just watching TV and practicing.

  10. #1539

    Doing Business in Brazil.

    I have made money doing business in Brazil. I am one of the few.

    The key is to know you will not make money for very long. When it comes to business, Brazilians are not into long-term mutually beneficial relationships. Sooner (more likely) than later, they will fuck you over. Just like the scorpion, it is their nature. I attribute their periods of hyper-inflation for their get the most you can while you can attitude. Also, mortality rates (natural and not so natural- a good friend of mine's father was shot and killed by the police) are a contributing factor. A lack of mortgages also is a contributing factor. However, you can buy a shirt in 12 easy payments.

    Used to think that it was just gringos that the Brazilians screwed over until I became friends with more Brazilians and watched them regularly screw over each other. Even in the US, with Brazilians you have helped out personally and financially they with TRY to screw you over. The key is to be prepared and never let your guard down thinking this time it will be different. It won't.

    So, if you have a product or service with a short-term window of opportunity, go for it. If you are thinking that Brazil is going to be a long-term income stream, forget it. The widely fluctuating exchange rate alone can do you in. Let's say you are Coke and sell a 2 liter in the US for $1.50. In Brazil right now you would need to sell the same 2 liter for over 6 Reais. Of course, that does not factor in domestic production of the product. If you are importing it, it also does not factor in how much gets "lost" in customs. For fun some day, go to the off airport site where these "lost" items are supposedly auctioned.

  11. #1538
    Quote Originally Posted by SoloTraveler  [View Original Post]
    I look mostly East Asian.

    According to some people, I look 3/4 Chinese and 1/4 indigenous Mexican, though I think they're just generalizing and there isn't really a fixed look for all Mexican or Chinese people.

    I have lived in and visited many countries, mostly English-speaking or German-speaking countries.

    People always say something like the USA, Canada, the U. K, Australia, etc are melting pots.

    I really don't think so. Despite speaking English like a native speaker (I even adjusted my accent based on different regions I went to), I was always seen as a strange foreigner. And, yes, I got called out a lot even in this day and age.

    I heard that the real melting pot in this world is in fact Brazil, with nearly 50% of the population are multi-ethnic and mixed-raced.

    There is no way to tell a Brazilian by looks. So, the Brazilians will just think of you as one of them, instead of assuming you're a foreigner.

    Is it true? Is Brazil a friendlier place to live in?
    There is no better place to live in when having money or a good job, we all have different tastes. It depends on the person, everybody doesn't act the same way and doesn't like the same things, For example, American people are way different than English people. Most Brazilians don't care where you are from as long as you have money.

  12. #1537
    Quote Originally Posted by SoloTraveler  [View Original Post]
    I look mostly East Asian.

    According to some people, I look 3/4 Chinese and 1/4 indigenous Mexican, though I think they're just generalizing and there isn't really a fixed look for all Mexican or Chinese people.

    I have lived in and visited many countries, mostly English-speaking or German-speaking countries.

    People always say something like the USA, Canada, the U. K, Australia, etc are melting pots.

    I really don't think so. Despite speaking English like a native speaker (I even adjusted my accent based on different regions I went to), I was always seen as a strange foreigner. And, yes, I got called out a lot even in this day and age.

    I heard that the real melting pot in this world is in fact Brazil, with nearly 50% of the population are multi-ethnic and mixed-raced.

    There is no way to tell a Brazilian by looks. So, the Brazilians will just think of you as one of them, instead of assuming you're a foreigner.

    Is it true? Is Brazil a friendlier place to live in?
    Rather weird question to ask. The answer is no, you are a foreigner in Brazil.

    If you have had all that trouble in other countries it won't be different no matter where you go. Especially considering the fact that you probably don't speak the language and neither do you know the Brazilian Culture&People as the natives do.

  13. #1536

    Is Brazil a friendlier place to live in?

    I look mostly East Asian.

    According to some people, I look 3/4 Chinese and 1/4 indigenous Mexican, though I think they're just generalizing and there isn't really a fixed look for all Mexican or Chinese people.

    I have lived in and visited many countries, mostly English-speaking or German-speaking countries.

    People always say something like the USA, Canada, the U. K, Australia, etc are melting pots.

    I really don't think so. Despite speaking English like a native speaker (I even adjusted my accent based on different regions I went to), I was always seen as a strange foreigner. And, yes, I got called out a lot even in this day and age.

    I heard that the real melting pot in this world is in fact Brazil, with nearly 50% of the population are multi-ethnic and mixed-raced.

    There is no way to tell a Brazilian by looks. So, the Brazilians will just think of you as one of them, instead of assuming you're a foreigner.

    Is it true? Is Brazil a friendlier place to live in?

  14. #1535

    Clean clothes

    Is there a Dry Cleaners in Copa? I have seen a bunch of laundromats but I have never seen a dry cleaners.

  15. #1534
    Since the year 1500 that was when Brazil was "inaugurated", here comes the worst people in the world, and continues until today (2017).

    I'm not talking bad about you.

    But here it is so ridiculous that if you are a Brazilian citizen, everything you have to do has to pay absurd fees, but if you are a refugee, the government gives everything for free to you. This is what happened to the Haitians a few years ago coming to Brazil after a hurricane.

    Since the re-election of President Dilma Rousseff in October 2014 (she had impeachment last year) we are in a crisis never seen in Brazilian history. The government is out of money for the citizens themselves, but less than a decade ago, several debts were forgiven with our neighboring communist countries, several billion dollar donations were made to these damned Communists, various buildings were donated. And we residents of the Brazil we're in the shit. And where are these neighboring countries to help us now?

    You can go to some social assistance headquarters (here we call CRAS Social Assistance Reference Center) and ask for help, just say that you are a refugee. In less than 10 days you have for free all the documents you need, Already a Brazilian would have to pay and it would take months to be delivered.

    Different from other countries that require various things like proof of income, residence, vaccine, money in savings, level of local language knowledge etc. Here is only you arrive "empty handed" (no bag, food, Documents, extra clothes etc) that the government gives it all to you. For free.

    Here if you kill an animal you get stuck seven years, if you kill a human gets six months or at most one night.

    We have a program of redistribution of income called "Bolsa Família", that for the family to be entitled to this money, the children need to be in school, the family earns about are $ 250 (USD 84), but if you are arrested, your family earns more Of are $ 950 (USD 317) reais. Here it is better to be arrested than to study.

    If you are white and spend all your life studying to enter a university or public contest, the black or Indian passes in front of you only because he is "a victim of society, he will always need help. "

    If you are an honest cop and you are on your break and you are caught by a thief in a market and you shoot him (your situation gets worse if he dies), you will be arrested for "abuse of authority", "shot a victim of Society, so comes the "Human Rights " and arrests you.

    I'm amazed how you foreigners love Brazil so much.

    Do you understand why nobody recommends immigration to Brazil?

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