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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Portuguese Season 1, Lesson 6 - Refusing Politely. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to politely refuse an invite in Portuguese.
Body
Eric: Here's the way to say 'No, thank you.' in Portuguese.
Ana: [Normal] Não, obrigado.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'no'
Ana: [Normal] não [Slow] não
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'thank you'
Ana: [Normal] obrigado [Slow] obrigado
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'No, thank you.'
Ana: [Slow] Não, obrigado. [Normal] Não, obrigado.
Eric: Ok, now let's take a look at how to say 'Sorry, but I'm too tired.'
Ana: [Normal] Desculpa, mas eu estou muito cansado.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'sorry'
Ana: [Normal] desculpa [Slow] desculpa
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'but'
Ana: [Normal] mas [Slow] mas
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'I am'
Ana: [Normal] eu estou [Slow] eu estou
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'a lot, very'
Ana: [Normal] muito [Slow] muito
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'tired'
Ana: [Normal] cansado [Slow] cansado
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Sorry, but I'm too tired.'
Ana: [Slow] Desculpa, mas eu estou muito cansado. [Normal] Desculpa, mas eu estou muito cansado.
Eric: Next up is the way to say 'Sorry, but I already have plans.'
Ana: [Normal] Desculpa, mas eu já tenho planos.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'sorry'
Ana: [Normal] desculpa [Slow] desculpa
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'but'
Ana: [Normal] mas [Slow] mas
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Ana: [Normal] eu [Slow] eu
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'already'
Ana: [Normal] já [Slow] já
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'have plans'
Ana: [Normal] tenho planos [Slow] tenho planos
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Sorry, but I already have plans.'
Ana: [Slow] Desculpa, mas eu já tenho planos. [Normal] Desculpa, mas eu já tenho planos.
Eric: Finally, here is the way to say 'Thanks, but I'm full.'
Ana: [Normal] Obrigado, mas eu estou satisfeito.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'thank you'
Ana: [Normal] obrigado [Slow] obrigado
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'but'
Ana: [Normal] mas [Slow] mas
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Ana: [Normal] eu [Slow] eu
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'am'
Ana: [Normal] estou [Slow] estou
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'full, satisfied'
Ana: [Normal] satisfeito [Slow] satisfeito
Eric: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'Thanks, but I'm full.'
Ana: [Slow] Obrigado, mas eu estou satisfeito. [Normal] Obrigado, mas eu estou satisfeito.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ana: When you refuse something, make sure to sound sorry. As long as you show you are sincerely sorry, people will make no complaints and accept your decline. Most Brazilians will also add a short explanation of why they don't want or can't join as a way to excuse themselves.

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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Hey Listeners! How would you refuse an invitation? Let's practice.

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Thursday at 07:13 PM
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Oi, Enes,


esta é uma ótima desculpa! Hahaha

great excuse!


Sincerely

Marcia

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Enes
Thursday at 12:01 AM
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Desculpe, não posso vir. Porque eu tenho um compromisso com a minha namorada hoje à noite.

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Saturday at 12:32 AM
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Oi Nathan,


So I'm not sure what you meant. Maybe you wanted to say:

Desculpa, mas eu não posso ir à partida/ao jogo hoje.

I'm sorry, but I can't go to the match today.


Desculpa, mas eu não posso ver a partida/o jogo hoje.

I'm sorry, but I can't see/watch to the match today.


Espero que ajude!

Paloma

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Nathan
Saturday at 05:19 AM
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Desculpa, mas eu não posso vir ao partida hoje. Tenho que terminar o relatório pro meu gerente.