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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Portuguese Season 1, Lesson 19 - Going Without. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to make essential negative statements in Portuguese.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say 'I don't have a pen.' in Portuguese.
Ana: [Normal] Eu não tenho caneta.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Ana: [Normal] eu [Slow] eu
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'no'
Ana: [Normal] não [Slow] não
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'have'
Ana: [Normal] tenho [Slow] tenho
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'pen'
Ana: [Normal] caneta [Slow] caneta
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't have a pen.'
Ana: [Slow] Eu não tenho caneta. [Normal] Eu não tenho caneta.
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at the way to say 'I don't have time.'
Ana: [Normal] Eu não tenho tempo.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Ana: [Normal] eu [Slow] eu
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'no'
Ana: [Normal] não [Slow] não
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'have'
Ana: [Normal] tenho [Slow] tenho
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'time'
Ana: [Normal] tempo [Slow] tempo
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't have time.'
Ana: [Slow] Eu não tenho tempo. [Normal] Eu não tenho tempo.
Eric: Next up is the way to say 'I don't know.'
Ana: [Normal] Eu não sei.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Ana: [Normal] eu [Slow] eu
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'no'
Ana: [Normal] não [Slow] não
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'know'
Ana: [Normal] sei [Slow] sei
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I don't know.'
Ana: [Slow] Eu não sei. [Normal] Eu não sei.
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say 'I didn't understand.'
Ana: [Normal] Eu não entendi.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Ana: [Normal] eu [Slow] eu
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'no'
Ana: [Normal] não [Slow] não
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'understood'
Ana: [Normal] entendi [Slow] entendi
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I didn't understand.'
Ana: [Slow] Eu não entendi. [Normal] Eu não entendi.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ana: Sometimes Brazilians use many negative words in the same sentence to mean that you are not or don’t have something. For example, Eu não tenho nada literally means "I don't have nothing." But you can’t use it to mean “I have something.” Like in English, double negatives actually retain the negative meaning in Portuguese.

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 here! Try translating this statement: 'I don't have it.'

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Tuesday at 07:38 PM
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Olá, Enes!


Muito bem! Você usou "it" para se referir à água! Boa frase!


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Marcia

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Enes
Tuesday at 04:17 AM
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Oi,

Eu bebi toda a minha água. Eu não tenho água.