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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Portuguese Season 1, Lesson 1 - Self Introduction. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to introduce yourself in Portuguese.
Body
Eric: Here's the informal way to say 'Hi, my name is Ana.' in Portuguese.
Ana: [Normal] Oi, meu nome é Ana.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'hi'
Ana: [Normal] oi [Slow] oi
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'my'
Ana: [Normal] meu [Slow] meu
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'name'
Ana: [Normal] nome [Slow] nome
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Ana: [Normal] é [Slow] é
Eric: Last is a person’s name.
Ana: [Normal] Ana [Slow] Ana
Eric: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Hi, my name is Ana.'
Ana: [Slow] Oi, meu nome é Ana. [Normal] Oi, meu nome é Ana.
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to say 'Good day, my name is Luiz Soares.'
Ana: [Normal] Bom dia, meu nome é Luiz Soares.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'good morning'
Ana: [Normal] bom dia [Slow] bom dia
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'my'
Ana: [Normal] meu [Slow] meu
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'name'
Ana: [Normal] nome [Slow] nome
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Ana: [Normal] é [Slow] é
Eric: Last is a person’s full name.
Ana: [Normal] Luiz Soares [Slow] Luiz Soares
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Good day, my name is Luiz Soares.'
Ana: [Slow] Bom dia, meu nome é Luiz Soares. [Normal] Bom dia, meu nome é Luiz Soares.
Eric: Next up is the informal way to say 'Nice to meet you.'
Ana: [Normal] Prazer.
Eric: This expression has only one word meaning 'pleasure'
Ana: [Normal] prazer [Slow] prazer
Eric: Listen again to the informal word meaning 'Nice to meet you.'
Ana: [Slow] Prazer. [Normal] Prazer.
Eric: Finally, here is a formal way to say 'Nice to meet you. (to a male)'
Ana: [Normal] Prazer em conhecê-lo.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'pleasure'
Ana: [Normal] prazer [Slow] prazer
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'of'
Ana: [Normal] em [Slow] em
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'meet you'
Ana: [Normal] conhecê-lo [Slow] conhecê-lo
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Nice to meet you. (to a male)'
Ana: [Slow] Prazer em conhecê-lo. [Normal] Prazer em conhecê-lo.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ana: If you’re introducing yourself to a group, you should say either conhecê-los or conhecê-las. If the group is all men, or a mix of men and women, say conhecê-los. If the group is women only, use conhecê-las.

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Ana: Tchau!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Can you introduce yourself in Portuguese?

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Tuesday at 08:06 PM
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Olá, Cheray!


Bem vindo(a)!


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Cheray Oliver
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Oi meu nome é cheray

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Olá Bonnie Mcintyre,


The answer on how to type on a keyboard differs whether you are a Windows or a Mac user but generally speaking, you have two main options. One is to set up a virtual keyboard on your computer. For example on Windows, you can easily do this by opening your Language settings, and under Preferred languages adding the language(s) you want to type in. After that, your keyboard can be switched between the layouts of your home country and that of the language you are learning. This is an easy and convenient solution, however its main disadvantage is that you will need to memorize where the different characters are located.


The second option is to use an on-screen keyboard. This is a bit harder, since you will need to click on the buttons one by one using your computer mouse. These on-screen keyboards come in two main forms: either as an app that you can download on your computer, or as a website.


Hope I could be of help! If you need further technical assistance, please send us an email to contactus@PortuguesePod101.com so that our technical team can help you out!


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Bonnie Mcintyre
Thursday at 05:17 AM
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How do you put in the accent marks when you are using a PC computer keyboard?

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Oi Nathan e William! Prazer!


Bons estudos pra vocês!

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Oi GK,


That's a great question! Basically, language structure and grammar don't differ much. Certain words are used differently, the most remarkable example is the use of você in Brazil vs. tu in Portugal. But the most striking difference is pronunciation: vowels in European Portuguese tend to be much more closed; the letter s often gets pronounced as sh, just like in shop in the European Portuguese; and the letter r often resembles more an h in Brazil. All in all, I'd say the differences are not that shocking. Only the pronunciation, especially if your ears are more used to the Brazilian way of pronouncing words openly, and then you encounter a European Portuguese accent, that is the only real hardship I can think of. 😉


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Olá William,


Muito obrigado for your comment. Lovely! Regular repetition is the most important thing while language learning. You are doing an awesome job to master Portuguese! 👍 Keep up the great work and if you have any questions, please let us know!


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Oi Allen Tomsin,


Muito obrigado for your excellent question. Have you downloaded our free language app yet at https://www.portuguesepod101.com/ill-app/? That is one of the best ways to learn while, for instance, in a car. It is available for Android, iPhone, iPad, and Kindle. It contains all our audio lessons, video lessons, and vocabulary lists, and you can listen to whichever you wish. Moreover, you can also download lessons in advance and listen/watch them later. This might especially come handy when you want to save on your mobile data.


I hope this helps in clarifying your doubts. If you have any more questions, I'll be happy to help!


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Allen Tomsin
Thursday at 11:22 AM
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Question. All the emails I keep getting talk about doing lessons at a given time each day. Example was while driving to work. Where is the audio for these lessons or am I in the wrong area to be learning while driving?? Try to be a little more explicit, for this is all new to me and I barely understand what you are refering too. I have down loaded the fast track to fluency check list and example now I need to know what area do you have these lessons in that are on audio so as to listen to the spoken word and when able, to read the transcript. Help me out here as I have forked out a lot of money and wish to get the full benifit so as to be able to speak Portuguese. Not sit here wondering what area and how to access the right lessons. Thanks

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GK
Thursday at 01:19 AM
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Does Brazilian Portuguese differ much from European? I don't want to get confused - it seems hard enough already (lol)

Fantastic series - great flexibility and variety of content!! Obrigada