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Luoheng Zhan: “Not all Asians are the same” | Nothing against but

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She lived in Lisbon for a year, and it was in Portugal that the pandemic found this young Chinese woman. For a while, this undergraduate student in Portuguese from the Shanghai University of International Studies was afraid to go out because of her Asian appearance and responsibility for the new coronavirus, which many attributed to her country.

He likes Saramago, but prefers to read it in Chinese “because of his own comma and dotless writing style” – he considers a Portuguese breakfast of bread, coffee or milk to be “monotonous” and he likes “modern” Lisbon. Despite nostalgia for his homeland, Chong Qing, one of the largest metropolitan areas in China with over 20 million inhabitants, Luoheng Zhan sums it up in good Portuguese as “a mountain city that combines antiquity and modernity.”

She came to Portugal on an exchange program with the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and is studying Portuguese on the advice of her parents, who saw a promising future for their daughter in this language. Portugal was Luohan’s “small but very developed” country, “famous for its football.”

Luoheng is 24 years old, and in this he is no different from many other young people, Portuguese, Chinese or other nationalities. Smiling, she says that in Portugal she is being asked “some strange questions about the Chinese” and that the Portuguese she met are “very interested in the politics and political regime of China,” which she admits is not very well known to her.

“The size of your country and the distance helps explain some of the prejudices,” says Luohan. “Since we have a very large population, it is normal for foreigners to think that any Asian is Chinese.” But Konichiwawho many greet her with is not Chinese. It’s Japanese.

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Luoheng also wants to take this opportunity to explain, “Most Chinese people do not eat dogs and are very critical of dog consumption.” As for the mystery of the Chinese funeral – “some friends are very curious because they have never seen a Chinese funeral in Portugal.” -, his limited experience in the country does not allow him to answer. “To be honest, I don’t know how it works either.”

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Dictionary of Medieval Portuguese

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Dictionary of Medieval Portuguese

It will take place today (28-11) at 18:00 at the Leia Buholz bookstore (Lisbon), Dictionary of Medieval Portuguese (DLPM), the result of a project developed between 2004 and 2007 at the Center for Linguistics of the University of Nova de Lisboa (UNL) and coordinated by João Malaca Castelleiro (University of Lisbon – ULisboa), Maria Francisco Xavier (UNL), both deceased, and Maria de Lourdes Crispim, former professor at UNL. The work, published in July this year, has been approved by the editors of Caminho.

DLPM records and describes vocabulary covering the period between the 19th and 19th centuries. XII and the beginning of the century. XVI, i.e. it is integrated into the so-called pre-literary (until about the end of the 12th century), Galician-Portuguese or ancient (until 1385/1420) and preclassical or middle (until 1536/1550) Portuguese periods. The periodization of Portuguese also includes Classical Portuguese (16th to 18th century) and Modern Portuguese (19th century to the present day).

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“Lionel Messi is not an Argentine, Cristiano Ronaldo is not a Portuguese…”

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"Lionel Messi is not an Argentine, Cristiano Ronaldo is not a Portuguese..."

O Brazilian defender Marquinhos said players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are a “privilege” and a “treasure” for football and football fans.

The Paris Saint-Germain centre-back spoke to reporters ahead of the Brazilian’s second World Cup game against Switzerland, scheduled for this Monday. Marquinhos, Messi’s PSG teammate, was asked about the role of these players in the king of the sport.

“I think what’s happening with these players is that Messi is not Argentine, Cristiano is not Portuguese… they move on. They are a perk for football. For people who love this sport, tournaments, competitions, they are a treasure. They don’t just belong to their countries. We all enjoy their presence watching them play. I played with Neymar, with Messi, and I benefit from their presence. Life goes on, other generations will come, but we have to make the most of it,” the centre-back explained.

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″I couldn’t get to the meeting well″

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The Portuguese tennis player lost to the Japanese Yosuke Watanuki in just two sets.

Portuguese tennis player Frederico Silva said this Sunday that he didn’t manage to get “well” into the Yokkaichi Challenger final and that his rival Yosuke Watanuki “has always been at the top” to win the title “with some naturalness”.

The player from Caldas da Rainha, ranked 244th in the ATP rankings, lost to the Japanese player, ranked 173rd in the world, in just two “sets” with partial scores of 6-2 and 6-2, after an hour and 21 minute.

“Obviously, this was not the result I wanted. It was a match that I didn’t get off to a good start, my opponent started much better and throughout the match he always stayed on top with a good level and ended up not letting me balance. result. He managed to close the two parts with some naturalness,” he commented in statements to the Lusa agency.

For the second week in a row, Frederico Silva reached the final of the Candidates Tournament, the third of his career, after losing the title of the tournament in Kobe last Sunday to the same opponent, 24-year-old Yosuke Watanuki.

“It’s been a good two weeks. Obviously when you reach the final you want to win, but I have to look at these tournaments positively. I played good matches, I played well in a few matches, and now look what happened much worse and try to improve so that next season you have more opportunities to play in the finals and have a chance to win tournaments, “added the Portuguese tennis player.

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