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Au Pair Culture Quests


South America
Capital: Brazilia
Language(s):   Portuguese
Language(s):   Christianity

The following information is generalized and compiled from questions posed to the agents and interviewers in Brazil. Although au pairs from this country may or may not have had these experiences/beliefs, Au Pair in America wishes to share this general information with our families.

Common Characteristics:

  • Brazilians are known to be very welcoming and hospitable.
  • Generally, Brazilians like to be close to other people. It is common for them to touch and hug other people when talking to them or being around them.
  • Brazilians are very caring. They are generally quite laid back, but they can be strict when needed.

Fun Facts:

  • When Brazilians turn 15, they usually have a big party or a big trip - it’s an important age for Brazilians.
  • Brazilians have countless religions. They are very relaxed about mixing religions.
  • Brazil has the most successful national soccer team. So far, they have won five FIFA World Cups.

Useful Phrases:

  • How are you?       Tudo bem?
  • Fine, thanks.       Bem, obrigada.
  • My name is…       Meu nome é…
  • Nice to meet you.       Prazer em conhecê-lo.
  • Thank you.       Obrigada.

“Go for it. Be positive and open. It has been one of the most important experiences in my life.”   – Jade, au pair from Brazil
“This is a great experience that will help you grow personally and professionally. Seriously, you will never regret of your decision!”   – Natalia, au pair from Brazil
“I totally recommend this experience! Besides it being the best year of my life, when I came back to my home country, I had many opportunities that I wouldn’t have had if it wasn’t for this year as an Au Pair.”   – Ludmila, au pair from Brazil