Brasil is the world champion social networking1 on Orkut, Facebook, Windows Live and Twitter. Orkut is likely the best way to chat with Brazilians.
Surprisingly we found that a lot of classic chat boxes are still around. See a list below.
If you are new to using chat boxes, read the article Getting Started with Chat Rooms on How stuff works.
Click ´bate papo´ or ´chat´on the following pages
Gay chat boxes
Disponivel.com – The favorite sites for Brazilians gay. The site has a version in English as well.
Gay.com – Hosts rooms for both Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro gay communities. Easy to access and widely known in Brazil.
Uol.com.br – One is one of the largest internet portals in Brazil and a pioneer too. Here you will find dozens of chat rooms dedicated to gay, lesbian and the likes. While you must find no problems to meet English speaking guys, all of them will understand Español.
Learn another language
Chat box for people who want to learn another language: Lingomigo
Portuguese – English translations
Because of its flexibility, the general overall quality of the translations it provides, and the fact that there is constant improvement, we recommend Google Translate as the best free online Portuguese to English and English to Portuguese translator available on the Internet today. The quality of Google Translate’s Portuguese to English translations would appear to be as good (if not better) than many commercially available translation software products on the market today. The quality of Google Translate’s English to Portuguese translations is not as good, however, the same can be said of numerous commercially available translation software products.
1 Comunica Geral [pt] reports that a Unisys-led study has shown Brazilians beat the rest of the world in social networking. 19% of Brazilians said they access social networking websites at least once a day for work-related reasons, compared to 3% of Americans, 7% of Europeans and 5% of respondents from Australia and New Zealand. 20% use Twitter for business and personal means, while in the US, Europe and Australasia this figure is just 3%.
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