Meet Vinicius from BrazilMay 18th, 2012 • Category: Kids from Around the World
Name: Vinicius Guimaraes Silva
Hometown: Nova Iguacu, Rio de Janeiro
Favorite hobbies: Playing football (soccer)
Favorite subjects: Geography and math
Favorite food: Chicken Batata (chicken and potato)
When he grows up he wants to be: A football player
What is a fun thing to do in Brazil?: Go to the beach with your family and friends!
Interesting fact about Vinicius: He has four siblings and another on the way.
BRAZIL AT A GLANCE
Languages Spoken: Portuguese, Spanish, German
Geography: Brazil, the largest country in South America, is on the Atlantic side of the continent.
Current president: Dilma Rouseff is the first woman to be elected president of Brazil.
Religions: 74% Roman Catholic, 15% spiritualist 1%, voodoo
History: After 300 years under the rule of Portugal, Brazil gained its independence in 1822. A king ruled Brazil until 1888 when he was overthrown, and slavery was ended. The military controlled the government until 1985 when the people demanded an end to military rule.
LEARN A LITTLE PORTUGUESE
Good morning!: Bom dia!
Good evening!: Boa noite!
How are you?: Como vai você?
My name is: Meu nome é
Good luck!: Boa sorte!
Country Profile Sources: CIA World Factbook
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