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INTRODUCTION
Thássia: Bom dia!
Braden: Braden here! Absolute Beginner Season 1, Lesson 22 - Brazil's Tasty Fruit. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to conjugate regular verbs ending in “-ir”.
Thássia: This conversation takes place at a friend's party, and it's between Austin and Andréia.
Braden: The speakers are friends, so they'll be speaking informally.
Thássia: Let’s listen to the conversation.

Lesson conversation

Andréia: Eu não consigo abrir esta lata.
Austin: Me deixa tentar. Eu abro.
Andréia: Você abre? Eu espero que sim.
Austin: Ha! Eu abri. Agora temos molho para o macarrão.
Andréia: Que benção!
Braden:One time slowly.
Andréia: Eu não consigo abrir esta lata.
Austin: Me deixa tentar. Eu abro.
Andréia: Você abre? Eu espero que sim.
Austin: Ha! Eu abri. Agora temos molho para o macarrão.
Andréia: Que benção!
Braden:One time fast with translation.
Andréia: Eu não consigo abrir esta lata.
Braden : I can't open this can.
Andréia: Me deixa tentar. Eu abro.
Braden : Let me try. I'll open it.
Andréia: Você abre? Eu espero que sim.
Braden : You open it? I hope so.
Andréia: Agora temos molho para o macarrão.
Braden: Ha! I opened it. Now we have pasta sauce.
Austin: Que benção!
Braden: What a blessing!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Braden : Ahhh, the classic "I can't open the can" scene. I have to apologize because this conversation was a bit forced but it was the best way to include so much content.
Thássia: Plus, it give us the opportunity to tell our listeners that most food in Brazil is fresh.
Braden : That's true. In all my years living in Brazil, I've never had this conversation with anybody. There just isn't as much canned stuff here as there is in the US.
Thássia: Part of the reason is that Brazil doesn't have the manufacturing capability developed countries have, which makes fresh food much cheaper than processed food.
Braden : That’s right. My favorite example actually is strawberries.
Thássia: Strawberries?
Braden : Yep. Prices vary depending on location but typically during strawberry season, you can buy a box of fresh, ripe strawberries for 55 cents, but a four ounce jar of strawberry jam costs $5 or more.
Thássia: That’s true.
VOCAB LIST
Braden : Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. The first word we shall see is:
Thássia: Abrir [natural native speed]
Braden : Open
Thássia: Abrir [slowly - broken down by syllable]. Abrir [natural native speed].
Braden: And the next word is…
Thássia: Deixar [natural native speed].
Braden : Leave, let.
Thássia: Deixar [slowly - broken down by syllable]. Deixar [natural native speed].
Braden: And the next word is…
Thássia: Macarrão [natural native speed].
Braden : Pasta
Thássia: Macarrão [slowly - broken down by syllable]. Macarrão [natural native speed].
Braden: So, what’s our next word?
Thássia: Molho [natural native speed].
Braden: Sauce, dressing
Thássia: Molho [slowly - broken down by syllable]. Molho [natural native speed].
Braden: And next we have…
Thássia: Agora [natural native speed].
Braden : Now.
Thássia: Agora [slowly - broken down by syllable]. Agora [natural native speed].
Braden: And our next word is…
Thássia: Bênção [natural native speed].
Braden: Blessing
Thássia: Bênção [slowly - broken down by syllable]. Bênção [natural native speed].
Braden: And our last word is…
Thássia: Lata [natural native speed].
Braden : Can
Thássia: Lata [slowly - broken down by syllable]. Lata [natural native speed].
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Braden Let's have a closer look at the usage for one of the phrases from this lesson.
Thássia: The phrase we’ll look at is "Que benção!"
Braden : Que benção literally translated to "what a blessing” but it means “oh, good.”
Thássia: This is a great Portuguese expression. It's used to express happiness about something, like when you're very tired and the bus has an open seat for you.
Braden: "Que bênção" is similar to the phrase "Que bom!" which we learned in another lesson. For the most part, these two phrases can be used interchangeably.
Thássia: To me though, "que bênção" is more sincere. Like, you really are grateful for something. So in the dialogue, Andréia is probably being a little sarcastic.
Braden: Ha! Good insight, I'll remember that. Let's take a look at the grammar point for this lesson.

Lesson focus

Thássia: The focus of this lesson is conjugating regular verbs that end in "-ir."
Braden: In the dialogue, we heard the phrase…
Thássia: "Eu não consigo abrir esta lata” which means…
Braden: "I can't open this can." The verb "abrir" means "to open," and since it's a regular verb, it follows the normal conjugation patterns for verbs ending in "-ir."
Thássia: So the rule is, to form the present tense of infinitive verbs ending in "-ir," drop the final "-ir" and add the correct present tense endings.
Braden So "I open" in Portuguese would be…
Thássia: "Eu abro."
Braden : And "you open" would be…
Thássia: "Você abre."
Braden: And "he/she opens…"
Thássia: "Ele abre" or "Ela abre."
Braden: And "we open" is…
Thássia: "Nós abrimos."
Braden : "They open" is…
Thássia: "Eles abrem."
Braden: Perfect. That just about does it for this lesson. Okay, premium members, use the review track to perfect your pronunciation..
Thássia: Available at PortuguesePod101.com.
Braden: The review track gives you vocabulary and phrases followed by short pause so you can repeat the words aloud.
Thássia: The best way to get good fast.
Braden: Thanks for listening.
Thássia: Ciao!

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Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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What do you like most about Brazil?

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Wednesday at 7:15 pm
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Olá William,


Please do, there are many great options! :)


Have you already checked out our lesson about the Top 10 Brazilian foods:

https://www.PortuguesePod101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-portuguese-for-every-day-19-10-brazilian-foods/


Looking forward to seeing you often here.


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William
Tuesday at 9:26 pm
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Oi, bom dia.


I still have to try some Brazilian food.

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Tuesday at 11:57 pm
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Oi Simo,


Que gostoso.

Para o seu amigo, você pode falar "meus pêsames" ou "meus sentimentos" (o segundo é mais usado atualmente).


Olaff,

I just tried to open the Lesson Notes and it worked just fine. Which browser are you using? I just opened it on Google Chrome.


Hope it helps!

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Olaff
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Whoops. "Not* in pdf format"

Olaff
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No the lesson notes are still not working. It says the document is boy in pdf format

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Simo
Tuesday at 4:53 am
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What can I say to my friend whose father died?

Thank you

Olaff
Tuesday at 12:32 am
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The pdf lesson notes are not working.

Simo
Sunday at 5:55 am
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Oi Paloma

Tudo bem?

sem problema. Somos bons amigos e boas colegas tmb.

Comi frango assado com feta (arroz, pão seco e sopa) prato árabe

Até logo

Simo

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Thursday at 12:22 pm
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De nada Simo!

Desculpa a demora! :flushed:

Espero que a sua Páscoa tenha sido ótima! Eu comi muitos ovos de chocolate por aqui, e você?


Paloma

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