Brazilians are having a field day celebrating the opening ceremony of the 2018 Summer Olympics.
But, as they say, the Olympics have a way of taking things away from you.
In the words of the Rio Olympic Committee, the opening ceremonies have been “taken away from us.”
As of Monday, Rio’s mayor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and Rio’s vice president, Maria de Cunha, were among those who took to Twitter to express their frustrations over the “abandonment of our homeland.”
“I’ve lived here since 1964.
I don’t know how to express my gratitude to my country for what it has done for us,” they wrote in one tweet.
In another, Lula called on his citizens to be “a little more courageous” in expressing their gratitude to Rio and the world.
“In the coming weeks, we will see what Brazil will do to help the Olympics be successful,” he said.
And, of course, they’re just trying to keep up appearances.
But as the Rio Olympics go, it seems that many Brazilians, especially in the south, are not ready to give up their language.
In one tweet, a Brazilian citizen called on her followers to use the language in “our heart, in our head, in everything we do.”
That tweet came after Lula had already said that he was against the language change and that it was an attempt to make Brazil “the country of no English.”
The Brazilian government had already responded to the outcry by declaring the language “a national language,” though in the past few days, the government has been increasingly pushing back against language changes.
“We must remember that we are not Brazil,” Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told a joint session of the Brazilian Congress, “We are a country of one,” which means that the country’s language is not just an “achievement.”
In an interview with Brazilian news outlet Folha de São Paulo, Rousseff said that she was aware of some comments that she made in the media that she did not support the language changes, but she had “no desire” to lose the language.
That doesn’t mean that Rousseff and her government have given up on the idea of Brazil being an English-speaking country, though.
They are clearly frustrated that their countrymen are not willing to be an English speaker, even as they are “very proud” of being Brazilians.
Brazil’s President, Dilma Rouseff, and her Vice President, Maria De Cunhas have called on the international community to support the country in its fight against the linguistic shift, which they say is a “big mistake.”
So, what are some of the biggest problems facing Brazilians when it comes to their language?
Brazil is one of the most populous countries in the world, with a population of about 3.7 billion people.
The country has a long history of colonial rule and the use of the language as a form of identification has always been part of the fabric of Brazilian culture.
As a result, Brazilians have been forced to live in languages they speak on a daily basis, often with no idea of how they might be able to convey that information to their loved ones.
“There’s this cultural, linguistic and historical barrier,” said Maria Maria Mariana Saldana, a professor at the University of Sao Paulo and author of the book, Brazilian Languages: A History of Diversity.
“People have to be bilingual to speak Portuguese, they have to speak a certain way in order to use a certain language, and they have no idea what that language is.”
And, Saldanas said, Brazil’s “very rich, very beautiful” language has “made it very hard for us to learn other languages.”
That is why, despite the country having a large international population, Brazilian natives are often reluctant to learn the language of their ancestors.
It’s one of many reasons why, while there is no official government position against the change, some experts believe that Brazil is moving in the wrong direction.
“The fact that Brazilians can’t communicate in their own language is very worrying,” Saldanas said.
The language barrier in Brazil is not the only one in play.
Many people also feel that their children are being left behind when it come to learning Brazilian language.
Brazil has an estimated 1.2 million indigenous speakers, who speak a mix of the native language and the dialect of their mother tongue.
But even as these indigenous languages are slowly becoming more common, many Brazilis are not even aware that they are even speaking a native language.
“I have to learn Brazilian to be able learn English, to learn Spanish, to be educated in English,” said Lula.
Lula is one example.
The vice president is a native Brazilian, but he has never had to learn Portuguese and has a “tired and tired” Portuguese speaking style, according to Brazilian news site