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Saudade

The One Word That Gives This Widow Some Comfort

Laurie Burrows Grad | Posted 06.28.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Burrows Grad

Saudade is a Portuguese expression that is almost untranslatable. The best way to describe it is: the presence of absence. It is a longing for someone or something that you remember fondly but know you can never experience again.

5 Beautiful Portuguese Words That You Just Can't Say In English

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 10.08.2014 | Latino Voices

OK, time to create some new English words!

Rio De Janeiro And The "Waters of March"

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 05.26.2012 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

This is the rainiest month in Rio and the waters that wash away the residue of Carnival also usher in the school year, a return to work and all of the things that September means for Americans.

Iran As We Knew It

Shiva Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shiva Rose

Sodade is the recollection of feelings, experiences or places that once brought excitement, which now trigger the senses and make one live again, not unlike the Iranians of my generation idealizing the Iran they knew.