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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Portuguese Season 1, Lesson 16 - Asking Directions. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and understand basic directions in Portuguese.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to ask 'Where is the subway?' in Portuguese.
Ana: [Normal] Onde fica o metrô?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'where'
Ana: [Normal] onde [Slow] onde
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'is located'
Ana: [Normal] fica [Slow] fica
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'the'
Ana: [Normal] o [Slow] o
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'subway'
Ana: [Normal] metrô [Slow] metrô
Eric: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Where is the subway?'
Ana: [Slow] Onde fica o metrô? [Normal] Onde fica o metrô?
Eric: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the way to say, 'Just go straight.'
Ana: [Normal] É só ir reto.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'is'
Ana: [Normal] é [Slow] é
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'just'
Ana: [Normal] só [Slow] só
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to go'
Ana: [Normal] ir [Slow] ir
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'straight'
Ana: [Normal] reto [Slow] reto
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Just go straight.'
Ana: [Slow] É só ir reto. [Normal] É só ir reto.
Eric: Here's a response meaning 'Turn right.'
Ana: [Normal] Vire à direita.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'turn'
Ana: [Normal] vire [Slow] vire
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to the'
Ana: [Normal] à [Slow] à
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'right'
Ana: [Normal] direita [Slow] direita
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'Turn right.'
Ana: [Slow] Vire à direita. [Normal] Vire à direita.
Eric: Here's a response meaning, 'Turn left.'
Ana: [Normal] Vire à esquerda.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'turn'
Ana: [Normal] vire [Slow] vire
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'to the'
Ana: [Normal] à [Slow] à
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'left'
Ana: [Normal] esquerda [Slow] esquerda
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'Turn left.'
Ana: [Slow] Vire à esquerda. [Normal] Vire à esquerda.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ana: In Rio de Janeiro, you’ll probably hear the verb quebrar instead of virar, also meaning "to turn.” So the sentence would be Quebrar à direita, meaning “Turn right.”

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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Do you know any other phrases you can use to give directions? Write them in the comments!

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Thursday at 08:31 PM
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Olá, Enes!


Simply perfect!


Marcia

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Enes
Wednesday at 11:21 PM
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Olá


O hospital mais próximo fica está dez minutos a pé. Vire à direita depois de sair de casa. Caminhe até o fim da rua. Vire à esquerda. Vocé verá o hospital.

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Tuesday at 08:26 AM
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Muito bom Nathan,


Obrigada pelo comentário.

We need to correct here: *São* dez minutos *a* pé.


Espero que ajude!

Paloma

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Nathan
Sunday at 11:41 PM
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Para chegar a minha apartamento, você tem que viajar ao centro da cidade. Não fica muito longe da estação de trem. Há dez minutos do pé.