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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Portuguese Season 1, Lesson 7 - Do You Speak English? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer the question Do you speak English? in Portuguese.
Body
Eric: Here's the informal way to ask 'Do you speak English?' in Portuguese.
Ana: [Normal] Você fala inglês?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'you'
Ana: [Normal] você [Slow] você
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'speak'
Ana: [Normal] fala [Slow] fala
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'English'
Ana: [Normal] inglês [Slow] inglês
Eric: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Do you speak English?'
Ana: [Slow] Você fala inglês? [Normal] Você fala inglês?
Eric: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the formal way to ask, 'Do you speak English?'
Ana: [Normal] O senhor fala inglês?
Eric: First is a word meaning 'you (formal)'
Ana: [Normal] o senhor [Slow] o senhor
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'speak'
Ana: [Normal] fala [Slow] fala
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'English'
Ana: [Normal] inglês [Slow] inglês
Eric: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Do you speak English?'
Ana: [Slow] O senhor fala inglês? [Normal] O senhor fala inglês?
Eric: Here's a response meaning 'Yes, I speak.'
Ana: [Normal] Eu falo sim.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'I'
Ana: [Normal] eu [Slow] eu
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'speak'
Ana: [Normal] falo [Slow] falo
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'yes'
Ana: [Normal] sim [Slow] sim
Eric: Listen again to the response meaning 'Yes, I speak.'
Ana: [Slow] Eu falo sim. [Normal] Eu falo sim.
Eric: Here's a response meaning, 'No, I don't speak.'
Ana: [Normal] Eu não falo, não.
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 'speak'
Ana: [Normal] falo [Slow] falo
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'no'
Ana: [Normal] não [Slow] não
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'No, I don't speak.'
Ana: [Slow] Eu não falo, não. [Normal] Eu não falo, não.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Ana: For those of you who don’t only speak English, you can obviously use this question with any language you need. Many people in Brazil study other languages at school, or come from immigrant families, so maybe you will get lucky! Just substitute inglês with…
italiano for Italian.
russo for Russian.
espanhol for Spanish.
alemão for German.
árabe for Arabic
or any other language!

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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Try using this phrase to ask about a different language!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Olá, Enes!


Estou surpresa! As palavras são muito parecidas! 😄❤️️


Obrigada pela contribuição! (Thanks for sharing)


Sincerely

Marcia

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Enes
Saturday at 12:47 AM
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Oi, Marcia

Claro;

Turco Portuguese


Albüm Álbum

Banyo Banho

Diploma Diploma

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Makine Máquina

Motor Motor

Telefon Telefone

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Friday at 06:34 PM
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Que legal, Enes!


Obrigada!

Could you give one example of similar words?


Sincerely

Marcia

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Enes
Friday at 04:50 AM
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Olá, Marcia


Sim. Eu me divirto muito enquanto aprendo Português. E há palavras Turcas muito parecidas em Português.

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Thursday at 06:49 PM
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Olá, Enes!


Are you enjoying Portuguese? I hope yes :)


Marcia

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Enes
Thursday at 12:12 AM
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Olá, Marcia,

Eu falo Turco e Inglês. Eu tambem estudando Português há 3 meses.

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Tuesday at 10:40 PM
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Olá, Enes,


Eu não falo Turco. Eu falo Português e Inglês! :)


E voce? Você fala quais idiomas?


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Enes
Monday at 07:31 AM
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Você fala Turco?

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Saturday at 12:33 AM
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Oi Nathan,


Não, eu não falo chinês! Só sei algumas palavras.

E você? Você sabe falar chinês?


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Nathan
Saturday at 06:40 PM
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Você fala chinês?