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Homesickness is a constant state of my being.
Word of the Week
Saudade: (saow•da•gee) noun. Untranslatable Portuguese word conveying nostalgia and longing for anyone, anywhere, or anything that is far away, unobtainable, or a part of a past.
Side note: This is more of a feeling, and the feeling went unrecognized until I had the word saudade to put with it. THANK YOU PORTUGUESE. (Also, obviously, the pronunciation is Brazilian…because…Brazil has my heart.)
Extra side note: This is probably my favorite word that I’ve ever learned…except for maybe 60 in French. soixante. mmmmmm yes.
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