With the World Cup fast approaching, brazil is attempting to curtail its controversial soccer fan clubs.
Christine Lagarde, the elegant French finance minister, was packing for brazil and her global campaign for DSK's job.
brazil, the five time champions, take on the home continent favorites, the Ivory Coast.
By having evolved through the ages, language is as closely tied to culture as, say, brazil and soccer, or America and fast food.
Some founded a synagogue in Recife, brazil (now in ruins), then fanned out throughout the Caribbean.
Some tourmalines from brazil are of a lighter shade of blue and are sometimes called "brazilian sapphires."
I once knew a little boy in brazil who was very, very fond of bananas.
He's broken his tooth on a brazil nut; and he wants me to look at it and to lunch with him afterwards.
At the present time, Java is second only to brazil in coffee production.
The coffee is about equal to low-grade brazil, and is used principally as a filler.
1550s, from Spanish/Portuguese terra de brasil "red-dye-wood land," from Spanish brasil or Italian brasile, probably connected to French braize (see braize) for resemblance of color to a glowing ember (but Old Italian form verzino suggests a possible connection with Arabic wars "saffron"). Originally the name of a type of wood from an East Indian tree, used in making dye; the name later was transferred to a similar South American species. Brazil in reference to the wood is attested in English from late 14c. Complicating matters is Hy Brasil, a name applied by 1436 to one of the larger Azores Islands, later transferred to a legendary island or rock off the west coast of Ireland (sighted in 1791 at lat. 51° 10', long. 15° 58').
Note: The largest of the Latin-American countries, Brazil occupies almost half of South America.
Note: It is the world's leading coffee exporter.
Note: The only country in South America whose history was dominated by Portugal; it is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world.