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INTRODUCTION
Thássia: Ola! Bom dia!
Braden: This is Absolute Beginner Season 1 , Lesson 8 - Brazilian Bargaining?
Thássia: Hi, my name is Thássia, and I am joined here by Braden.
Braden: Hello, everyone and welcome back to PortuguesePod101.com.
Thássia: What are we learning today?
Braden: In this lesson, we'll focus on talking about possession of more than one thing.
Thássia: This conversation is between Natalie and a street vendor and takes place at a Brazilian street market.
Braden: The speakers are not friends; therefore, they will be speaking formally.
Thássia: Let's have a listen.

Lesson conversation

(Formal)
Vendedor: Oi, Você gostaria de experimentar nossos perfumes?
Natalie: Quais são seus perfumes?
Vendedor: Tenho Chanel, Lancôme, Dolce e Gabana, Dior...
Natalie: Oh! Obrigada, são muito caros.
Braden:One time slowly.
(Formal)
Vendedor: Você gostaria de experimentar nossos perfumes?
Natalie: Quais são seus perfumes?
Vendedor: Tenho Chanel, Lancôme, Dolce e Gabana, Dior...
Natalie: Oh! Obrigada, são muito caros.
Braden:One time, natural native speed with translation.
Vendedor: Você gostaria de experimentar nossos perfumes?
Braden: Would you like to try our perfumes?
Natalie: Quais são seus perfumes?
Braden: Which ones are your perfumes?
Vendedor: Tenho Chanel, Lancôme, Dolce e Gabana, Dior...
Braden: I have Chanel, Lancôme, Dolce and Gabana, Dior...
Natalie: Oh! Obrigada, são muito caros.
Braden: Oh! No thank you, they are very expensive.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Braden: Hey, Thássia, what are street markets like in Brazil?
Thássia: It's hard to say because they are all very different but mostly they are small booths or tents where people sell their products.
Braden: Are these street markets safe?
Thássia: The location is typically very safe but sometimes the salesmen will try to steal your money.
Braden: Steal my money, you mean rip you off, right? They don't actually try to steal my wallet from me, do they?
Thássia: Especially if they can tell you are American, they will often double the normal price. That's why you have to learn how to bargain with them.
Braden: I usually cheat and have a Brazilian friend of mine go to the shop owner and do the negotiations for me. Natives always get better prices than I do.
Thássia: At least you get a good deal. Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
VOCAB LIST
Braden: The first word we shall see is…
Thássia: Sua [natural native speed]
Braden: Your, yours
Thássia: Sua [slowly - broken down by syllable. Sua [natural native speed]
Braden: Our next word is…
Thássia: Experimentar [natural native speed]
Braden: To try, to try out, test
Thássia: Experimentar [slowly - broken down by syllable]. Experimentar [natural native speed]
Braden: Next, we have…
Thássia: Dolce e Gabbana [natural native speed]
Braden: Dolce and Gabbana
Thássia: Dolce e Gabbana [slowly - broken down by syllable]. Dolce e Gabbana [natural native speed]
Braden: Our next word is…
Thássia: Caro.
Braden: Expensive.
Thássia: Caro [slowly - broken down by syllable. Caro [natural native speed]
Braden: Last we have…
Thássia: Dior [natural native speed]
Braden: Dior
Thássia: Dior [slowly - broken down by syllable]. Dior [natural native speed]
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Braden: Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson. In this lesson, we'll be studying…
Thássia: Plural possessive adjectives.
Braden: Whoa, grammar lady! What are those?
Thássia: Plural possessive adjectives are words like "my," "your," and "our." We talked about them in detail in the previous lesson.
Braden: But we didn't use that term in the last lesson. Why are we using it now?
Thássia: Well, Portuguese is different from English in the way that it shows possession. In the last lesson, we talked about the possessive words "my," "your," and "our," and their singular forms in Portuguese. Plural possessive adjectives are very easy to use. You just add an -s in the end of the singular form. For example, "seu" becomes "seus" and "nossa" becomes "nossas."
Braden: Very good.
Thássia: Let's take a look at the grammar point for this lesson

Lesson focus

Braden: The focus of this lesson is plural possessive adjectives.
Thássia: In the dialogue, we heard the phrases "Meus Perfumes" and "Seus Perfumes." These are the same words as from the last lesson with the same meaning and the same word order and usage patterns.
Braden: That's right. The one difference is the plurality. English doesn't have plural possessive adjectives, which means you are learning something completely new.
Thássia: Possessive adjectives are words like "my," "your," and "our."
Braden: In Portuguese, these words are…
Thássia: "Meu" or "minha," "seu" or "sua," and "nosso" or "nossa." Plural possessive adjectives are made by simply adding an "-s" to the end of the possessive adjective.
Braden: So if the noun changes and becomes plural, then the possessive adjective must also be plural.
Thássia: Exactly. The phrase "my contract" in Portuguese is "meu contrato." To make it plural, you just add an "-s" to the end of each word which becomes "meus contratos."
Braden: Another good example is the phrase "nossa casa," which means "our house." To make this plural, just add an "-s" at the end of each word and you get…
Thássia: "Nossas casas," which means "our houses."
Braden: Perfect! As you can see, plurality really is pretty simple but it is really extensive in Portuguese so you need to learn it well.
Thássia: That's right. Plurality and gender are the two most distinct aspects of Portuguese and are the main reasons why Portuguese is considered difficult to learn.
Braden: But don't worry about this too much because we'll review them several times. The reality is that neither gender nor plurality is very difficult, but because they are so extensive, they can seem difficult when you first start learning them.
Thássia: And this lesson is just an introduction to the concept. You don't have to be perfect at this right away.
Braden: And if you have questions or want some more clarification, you can always post it in the blog. That just about does it for today.
Thássia: Before we go, we want to tell you about a way to improve your pronunciation drastically.
Braden: The voice recording tool.
Thássia: Yes, the voice recording tool that can be found on each lesson page.
Braden: Record your voice with a click of a button.
Thássia: And then play it back just as easily.
Braden: So you record your voice and then listen to it.
Thássia: Compare it to the native speakers.
Braden: And adjust your pronunciation.
Thássia: This will help you quickly improve your pronunciation.
Braden: See you next time!
Thássia: Até mais!

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Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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What's your favorite perfume?

PortuguesePod101.com
Tuesday at 10:38 pm
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Olá Jaimie,


Thank you for posting!


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Jaimie
Saturday at 12:04 am
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Eu gosto de perfumes de Estee Lauder. Tambem eu gosto de perfumes de Lancome.


Obrigada!

PortuguesePod101.com
Tuesday at 1:12 am
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Hi William,


Indeed the "r" pronunciation can vary according to the region in Brazil. Please check out this lesson for more details:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/lesson/pronunciation-2-portuguese-consonant-sounds-part-1/?lp=27


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William
Monday at 2:09 pm
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Oi,


I have a question about the pronunciation of "experimentar". Is it true that in some regions, the last "r" is pronounced with an "h" sound as in English while other regions have a rolling r or trill sound?


I noticed that you pronounced the "r" in "experimentar" with an "h" sound.

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Sunday at 12:07 pm
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Olá Karen,


Obrigada por sua mensagem.


These are nice too!


Do you know the Brazilian brands Natura and Boticário? These companies also produce very good perfumes and a variety of cosmetics. Natura, especially, has characteristic Brazilian ingredients :)


:wink:


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Karen Zhang
Saturday at 6:17 pm
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Eu gosto da Charrier perfume:thumbsup:

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Saturday at 12:03 am
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Oi Maria,


That's great:wink:


Estes perfumes são muito bons mesmo!

(These perfumes are really good indeed!).


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Maria
Thursday at 11:14 pm
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Eu gosto de perfumes de Carolina Herrera:)

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Thursday at 7:21 pm
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Olá Maria,


Thank you for your message.


In casual conversations it is normal to leave out the article. If we were to say it properly it would be: “Você gostaria de experimentar os nossos perfumes?”.:wink:


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Maria
Thursday at 5:32 am
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Hello!


I have a question. Why in the sentence:

Você gostaria de experimentar nossos perfumes?

there is not "the" like

Você gostaria de experimentar o nossos perfumes?


thank you