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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Portuguese Season 1, Lesson 15 - Where Are You Going? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask where someone is going in Portuguese.
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Eric: Here's the informal way to ask 'Where are you going?' in Portuguese.
Ana: [Normal] Aonde você vai?
Eric: First is a word literally meaning 'to where' or ‘where to’.
Ana: [Normal] aonde [Slow] aonde
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'you'
Ana: [Normal] você [Slow] você
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'go'
Ana: [Normal] vai [Slow] vai
Eric: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Where are you going?'
Ana: [Slow] Aonde você vai? [Normal] Aonde você vai?
Eric: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, 'Where are you going?'
Ana: [Normal] Onde o senhor vai?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'where'
Ana: [Normal] onde [Slow] onde
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'you (formal)'
Ana: [Normal] o senhor [Slow] o senhor
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'go'
Ana: [Normal] vai [Slow] vai
Eric: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Where are you going?'
Ana: [Slow] Onde o senhor vai? [Normal] Onde o senhor vai?
Eric: Here's a response meaning 'I'm going to the supermarket.'
Ana: [Normal] Eu vou no supermercado.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Ana: [Normal] eu [Slow] eu
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'will go'
Ana: [Normal] vou [Slow] vou
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to the'
Ana: [Normal] no [Slow] no
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'supermarket'
Ana: [Normal] supermercado [Slow] supermercado
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'I'm going to the supermarket.'
Ana: [Slow] Eu vou no supermercado. [Normal] Eu vou no supermercado.
Eric: Here's a response meaning, 'I'm going to work.'
Ana: [Normal] Eu vou pro trabalho.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Ana: [Normal] eu [Slow] eu
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'will go'
Ana: [Normal] vou [Slow] vou
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to the'
Ana: [Normal] pro [Slow] pro
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'work'
Ana: [Normal] trabalho [Slow] trabalho
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'I'm going to work.'
Ana: [Slow] Eu vou pro trabalho. [Normal] Eu vou pro trabalho.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ana: If the verb following the question gives an idea of movement, like the verb “to go”, you can also use the word Aonde. Aonde is the combination of the preposition a plus onde. For example, you can say Aonde você foi ontem? which means “Where did you go yesterday?”

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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Let's practice - Where are you going this weekend?

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Tuesday at 09:17 PM
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Oi, Cheray,


Que legal! Ótima frase!😉


Eu adoro ir ao shopping!


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Marcia

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Cheray Oliver
Saturday at 11:01 PM
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Eu vou pro shopping center

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Thursday at 08:30 PM
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Olá, Enes,


Aproveite seu final de semana!


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Enes
Wednesday at 10:55 PM
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Oi,

Eu vou visitar meus parentes no fim de semana

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Saturday at 01:54 AM
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Que legal Nathan!


Como eu sou baixinha, não sou muito boa no basquete.

Since I'm short, I'm not very good at basketball.


Um ótimo fim de semana pra você!

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Nathan
Thursday at 05:50 AM
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Eu vou no supermercado e depois vou jogar basquetebol.

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Saturday at 01:53 AM
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Hi Stephen,


"pra" and "pro" are commonly used abbreviations in casual spoken Portuguese. They seem more natural in daily conversations. But if you're in a formal situation it would be better to use "para a/o" instead.


"no supermercado" is also a use that you'll hear a lot in casual spoken Portuguese, but the the grammar rule would be to use "ao".


Hope this helps!


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Stephen Peckhover
Sunday at 03:25 AM
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I have always used "para o/a", instead of "pro" and pra". Are the latter two becoming the norm?......Also, do we say "no supermercado" because it's a place we typically go 'into'? Can we say 'ao' or 'para o' ever?


Regards.