Brazilian Reading

If you're trying to practice your Brazilian Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Brazilian and the second part is in English. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Brazilian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Brazilian Reading

Read the following text very carefully and see what you can understand without looking at the English translation, and see what you understood from it, you can use our Brazilian dictionary if you want.

Brazilian Reading
Artigo 26°
1. Toda a pessoa tem direito à educação. A educação deve ser gratuita, pelo menos a correspondente ao ensino elementar fundamental. O ensino elementar é obrigatório. O ensino técnico e profissional dever ser generalizado; o acesso aos estudos superiores deve estar aberto a todos em plena igualdade, em função do seu mérito.
2. A educação deve visar à plena expansão da personalidade humana e ao reforço dos direitos do Homem e das liberdades fundamentais e deve favorecer a compreensão, a tolerância e a amizade entre todas as nações e todos os grupos raciais ou religiosos, bem como o desenvolvimento das actividades das Nações Unidas para a manutenção da paz.
3. Aos pais pertence a prioridade do direito de escholher o género de educação a dar aos filhos.
Artigo 27°
1. Toda a pessoa tem o direito de tomar parte livremente na vida cultural da comunidade, de fruir as artes e de participar no progresso científico e nos benefícios que deste resultam.
2. Todos têm direito à protecção dos interesses morais e materiais ligados a qualquer produção científica, literária ou artística da sua autoria.

Below is the translation of the above text, check what you understood without the help of the dictionary, after reading the translation one time, go back up and read the Brazilian text and see if you can recognize the more words this time.

English Translation
Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

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