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How to Watch the World Cup Like a Brazilian

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Musician Carlinhos Brown demonstrating the caxirola, Brazil's answer to the vuvuzela (Secretaria de Cultura do Estado da Bahia/flickr)

Get ready to enfiar o pé na jaca. Unless you've been in a media blackout, you know the World Cup is kicking off. Perhaps no group is more excited than Brazilians — who not only love soccer but are hosting the games this year. So WNYC turned to two experts for some tips on how to watch the World Cup LIKE a Brazilian: Julia Furlan is an editor at Buzzfeed; she recently wrote Ten Brazilian expressions that should exist in English. And WNYC's culture editor and São Paolo native Gisele Regatao, who says "it's just understood that nobody would work during a game" in her native country.

 

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