My trip to Bahrain - VLOG in Brazilian Portuguese
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In this lesson you will learn Portuguese while traveling with me. Today, I'm going to take you on a tour of Bahrain.
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You must be wondering: What is Virginia doing in Bahrain?
I was in Bahrain visiting my Brazilian family, who have lived there for many years because of their work. I come to visit them from time to time.
I love exploring new places and getting to know different cultures, so I decided to make a video about Bahrain to show you my favorite places.
Bahrain is an archipelago composed of 33 islands next to Saudi Arabia and just above Qatar. It's a very small country. The entire country is smaller than New York City.
Bahrain in Arabic means "two seas". As the country is an archipelago, the name can refer to the bays to the East and West, to the North and South, or to the saltwater of the sea and the freshwater that is found on land.
Dois mares = two seas
Arquipélago = archipelago
Leste, Oeste, Norte e Sul = East, West, North and South
Amwaj is a group of artificial islands that were built in the early 2000s. Since Bahrain is a very small country, they built these artificial islands to expand the territory. Many expats who work in Bahrain live in this beautiful region.
Ilhas = islands
Expatriados = expats
The Manama Souq is a big street market where you can find many traditional shops and cafes. In the past, Bahrain was a port and international market for spices, gold and jewelry, and you can still find many of these products at the Souq.
Mercado de rua = street market
Especiarias = spices
Ouro = gold
Joias = jewelry
Bahrain was a major producer of pearls, and the pearls here are considered to be the finest natural pearls in the world. The Pearling Path is a 3.5km path where you can learn about the history of pearl exploration and trade.
With the discovery of oil, Bahrain's economy turned to the exploration and trade of oil and natural gas, but pearls are still a great source of pride for them.
O caminho das pérolas = The Pearling Path
Petróleo = petroleum, oil
Qahwa: Arabic coffee
One of the things I really like to do in Bahrain is going to a local cafe for Arabic coffee, which they call "Qahwa".
Qahwa means café (coffee), but the way they prepare coffee here is different. They use the same grain, but it's less roasted, and they add spices like cardamom, saffron and other things.
Café = coffee
Grão = grain
Cardamomo = cardamom
Açafrão = saffron
Tâmaras (dates) in Bahrain are the best. I usually don't like dates, but I love Bahraini dates because they are so good.
In some coffee places in Bahraini they serve Arabic coffee with dates and tahini. It tastes great because it balances the sweetness. So, if you come to Bahrain one day, I recommend you try Arabic coffee with dates.
Tâmaras = dates
Café árabe com tâmaras = Arabic coffee with dates
The Bahrain Fort
The Bahrain Fort was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century in a place that had already been inhabited by other civilizations.
The sunset there is incredible. Since Bahrain is a very desertic place, there is a lot of sand in the air, which makes the sunset magical.
Forte/ fortificação = Fort
Habitado = inhabited
Pôr do sol = sunset
Areia = sand
The Modern and the Old
One very interesting thing about Bahrain is the contrast between the modern and the old. While some buildings are very old, others are very modern, even futuristic.
Moderno = modern
Antigo = Old, ancient
Futurístico = futuristic
That's it, everybody! I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about Bahrain.
Até a próxima!
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