14 Brazilian Bloggers You Should Follow for Authentic Content in Portuguese
Want to enter the mind of a native Portuguese speaker?
All you need is an internet connection and access to the best Brazilian bloggers spilling their thoughts on the web.
No matter what you’re interested in, blogs will give you the Brazilian perspective, not to mention some great reading practice and essential vocabulary!
In this post, you’ll get 14 Brazilian bloggers offering a seemingly endless amount of content.
Most of these bloggers are also active on YouTube, so you’ll get some bonus video content as well!
- Fashion Bloggers
- News and Politics Bloggers
- Food Bloggers
- Movie Bloggers
- What to Expect from Brazilian Blogs
You’ll find some of Brazil’s biggest digital influencers in the fashion world. You can expect style guides, fashion inspiration, makeup tutorials Fashion Week reviews and much more from these Brazilian bloggers.
This type of blog is best suited for advanced Brazilian Portuguese learners. Mostly because their posts tend to be quite colloquial. However, it’s not uncommon for bloggers to add a couple of English-language fashion terms into the mix.
1. Camila Coelho
Camila Coelho is one of Brazil’s most famous fashion bloggers. She has millions of followers on Instagram, YouTube and Facebook. Her blog talks about trends and provides insights into the latest fashion and beauty products to hit the market.
Most of her recent videos are in English, but you can find some older ones in Portuguese, like the one above.
2. Julia Petit
Julia Petit started her blog, Petiscos, after spending a stint writing a fashion column for a Brazilian magazine. Since then, Petiscos has grown to become a website that covers all things related to style, beauty and pop culture, with various contributing writers sharing their input on the latest happenings.
You can also check out her makeup tutorials on YouTube, like the one above.
3. Helena Bordon
Helena Bordon is another fashion “it girl” with a popular blog. She’s the daughter of Brazilian Vogue’s former style director. Inspired by her fashionable upbringing, Bordon writes and creates video content about the newest trends as well as lifestyle, travel and beauty.
If you love her style, you can check out her clothing line.
News and Politics Bloggers
We all know how important it is to keep up with current events, both domestically and internationally. News and politics blogs are mainly written by journalists, and offer more in-depth analysis of the political and economic contexts impacting Brazilian society.
Just as you’d expect from a local newspaper or from a magazine, the language on these sites is more formal. That makes them perfect for intermediate to early advanced learners, and possibly confident upper beginners, too.
4. O Antagonista
With a name that translates as “The Antagonist,” O Antagonista was created by two journalists who formerly worked for Veja, one of Brazil’s most distinguished political magazines. The blog provides news and analysis about politics, the economy and myriad social issues.
Their YouTube channel offers live news reports and other video coverage of Brazilian and international news.
5. Miriam Leitão
This is a renowned Brazilian journalist and TV presenter who specializes in politics and economics. She pens a regular column for the Brazilian news site O Globo. You can also find interviews with her on YouTube.
6. Luis Nassif
Luis Nassif is a well-established journalist who’s locally known for his economic expertise as well as his strong criticism of major mainstream media outlets. His blog, called Jornal GGN, is dedicated to providing an alternative view of Brazilian news and politics, as well as critical analysis of the latest current events.
He also has a YouTube channel called TVGGN.
Food is an important part of every culture—and Brazil is no different. Especially in a country with so much culinary diversity, getting to know a few local delicacies is going to be a treat!
Local food bloggers tend to cover a mix of local and international recipes, with clear instructions that anyone with a good vocabulary knowledge can pick up and follow. Definitely worth checking out if you’re a beginner looking for a challenge or an intermediate-advanced speaker who loves all things gastronomy.
7. Aqui na Cozinha
With a name that literally translates to “here in the kitchen,” Aqui na Cozinha brings its readers a collection of original recipes with a Brazilian flavor. Patty Martins, the blogger in charge, also offers handy cooking tips that anyone can use at home.
Her cooking videos like the one above provide step-by-step instructions for whipping up some tasty dishes!
Panelaterapia is a blend of the word panela (cooking pot) and terapia (therapy)—a fitting name for a blog dedicated to all things cooking. Recipes are organized in various categories and range from traditional desserts to local takes on international dishes.
You’ll find some easy instructional cooking videos on their YouTube channel, which has special recipes for air fryers, microwaves and more.
9. Cuecas na Cozinha
Ale Guera’s blog, Cuecas na Cozinha, has been inspiring men to get creative in the kitchen for 10 years. Its name is a bit more nuanced: cueca is men’s underwear, but in this context, it’s meant as an affectionate nickname for the blog’s intended target audience.
Besides offering a wide selection of recipes, the blog also talks about local gastronomic events and places to visit. And you can find some super quick cooking videos on their YouTube channel.
Pitadinha is a small pinch (of salt, or whatever spice you’re adding). This blog is filled with recipes, sweet and savory, that appeal to Brazilian traditions. It also features some home cooking tips as well as tips on saving money.
If you love movies, you’ll love Brazilian film bloggers. They often focus on writing reviews of both national and international blockbusters. It’s a good way to stay up-to-date with the newest releases and get plenty of Portuguese reading practice while you’re at it.
The content is ideal for intermediate to advanced learners as the language is quite clear-cut and approachable.
11. O Pipoqueiro
For those who are wondering, pipoca means popcorn, and pipoqueiro is someone who makes or sells popcorn for a living. But in this case, O Pipoqueiro is a movie fanatic who writes reviews about the latest releases.
Again with the popcorn theme! CinePipocaCult is more of a magazine-style blog. It consists of interviews, reviews, discussions of iconic cinematic moments, coverage of cultural events and articles about Brazilian and international cinema.
13. 365 Filmes
Originally conceptualized as a means of capturing an ambitious pursuit to watch a movie every day of the year, 365 Filmes has since expanded to talk about all things related to its chosen medium. Movie reviews, news and trivia are some of the main offerings.
With a name that literally means “I love cinema,” this is the blog to access if you want to see the latest movie previews, news about upcoming releases and a wide range of reviews. The blog also comprises a section dedicated to TV series.
What to Expect from Brazilian Blogs
Blogs are great for getting to grips with what makes Brazilians tick. Not only will they teach you plenty of colloquial language, but they can also give some insight into the local culture and society at large.
Of course, what you learn and how you learn from these blogs will differ according to the topic:
- Cooking blogs and other blogs that set out to be instructional will have more clear-cut language and, as such, will be much easier to understand.
- Entertainment-focused blogs will be more colloquial and nuanced and should probably be left until you’ve got a solid grip on the Portuguese language.
- Blogs on fashion, lifestyle or other topics geared towards a general Brazilian audience might also be quite conversational by nature.
Brazilians are quite active on blogs and social media, so finding one that suits your personal interests shouldn’t be hard.
If you need help getting your head around slang and colloquialisms, Dicionario inFormal is a fantastic resource. The site is basically a user-curated dictionary with definitions and examples of how everyday terms are used in a sentence.
As always, keeping a dictionary app or a Portuguese translator handy will help you iron out any kinks in your vocabulary.
These days, video content is more popular than written text, so you may notice that some of these blogs haven’t been recently updated.
But that doesn’t discount the quality and usefulness of them for learning the language!
If you want to add some visuals and listening practice to your studies, make sure to check out some of the best Portuguese YouTube channels next.