BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE – MAKING SOCIAL CONTACT

 

Brazilian Portuguese – Making Social Contact includes four lessons:

LESSON 1: GREETINGS

  • The most common, formal and informal, greetings in Brazil.
  • How to reply to greetings.
  • Tips on how to pronounce them correctly every time, so you can really impress your Brazilian friends!
  • Introduction to the Portuguese grammatical gender (how to know when a word is ‘feminine’ or ‘masculine’!).
  • When to use bem (well) and bom (good).
  • How to say ‘thank you’ – and the difference between obrigado and obrigada.

LESSON 2: ASKING HOW SOMEONE IS (PART 1)

  • How to say how you are and ask how someone is using the verb estar (to be).
  • How to shorten the verb estar when pronouncing it to sound more fluent.
  • Difference between the verbs estar and ser (the two Portuguese verbs for ‘to be’).
  • Words to describe how you are.

LESSON 3: SUBJECT PRONOUNS

  • How to master the subject pronouns – which ones to pay attention to and which ones to ignore!
  • The very important a gente, which is not really an official subject pronoun but functions like one, and it’s extremely common among Brazilians!

LESSON 4: ASKING HOW SOMEONE IS (PART 2)

  • Saying how are and asking how someone is using the verb ir (to go).

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  • All lessons have downloadable notes with further explanations about the subjects.
  • Students can ask any questions about what is being covered in each lesson, using the comments box, at the bottom of the lesson’s page.
  • If you have any general questions about the course please use the comments box at the bottom of this page.

Muito obrigado!

Fernando

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