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INTRODUCTION
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?
Thássia: Braden, could you please tell us what we'll learn in this lesson?
Braden: In this lesson you'll learn about regular -cer verbs and how to conjugate them.
Thássia: Where does this conversation take place and who is it between?
Braden: The conversation takes place just after lunch at a restaurant in Belo Horizonte and it's between Jack, Bia, Paula and Vinícius.
Thássia: The speakers are friends, therefore they'll be speaking informally.
DIALOGUE
Jack: Onde vamos nos encontrar com o guia?
Bia: Eu esqueci onde combinamos de encontrar com ele.
Viní­cius: Eu lembro que ele falou "Permaneçam no restaurante."
Paula: Ué, aquele não parece o nosso guia saindo do restaurante?
Bia: Eu não o reconheço, estou sem meus óculos.
Jack: É ele sim!
Todos: Ei, guia! Estamos aqui!
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Jack: Onde vamos nos encontrar com o guia?
Bia: Eu esqueci onde combinamos de encontrar com ele.
Viní­cius: Eu lembro que ele falou "Permaneçam no restaurante."
Paula: Ué, aquele não parece o nosso guia saindo do restaurante?
Bia: Eu não o reconheço, estou sem meus óculos.
Jack: É ele sim!
Todos: Ei, guia! Estamos aqui!
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Jack: Onde vamos nos encontrar com o guia?
Braden: Where will we meet the guide?
Bia: Eu esqueci onde combinamos de encontrar com ele.
Braden: I forgot where we arranged to meet him.
Viní­cius: Eu lembro que ele falou "Permaneçam no restaurante."
Braden: I remember that he said to "Stay in the restaurant."
Paula: Ué, aquele não parece o nosso guia saindo do restaurante?
Braden: Hey, doesn't that guy leaving the restaurant look like our guide?
Bia: Eu não o reconheço, estou sem meus óculos.
Braden: I don't recognize him. I don't have my glasses.
Jack: É ele sim!
Braden: It is him!
Todos: Ei, guia! Estamos aqui!
Braden: Hey, guide! We're over here!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Braden: So Thássia, what's Belo Horizonte like?
Thássia: Belo Horizonte is the capital of the state of Minas Gerais, a southeastern state of Brazil.
Braden: It's a planned city right?
Thássia: Yes. Belo Horizonte is one of the most organized cities in Brazil because it was planned out before anything was built.
Braden: And they have a very large stadium there too right?
Thássia: Yes, In 2014, a newly remodeled Mineirão, the second largest soccer stadium in the Brazil, will be host to many World Cup games.
Braden: Belo Horizonte doesn’t have the same number of tourist attractions that other capital cities boast but for many, Belo Horizonte is preferable to the nearby cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro because it's better organized, has a lower cost of living and is much safer.
VOCAB LIST
Braden: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Thássia: reconhecer [natural native speed]
Braden: to recognize
Thássia: reconhecer [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Thássia: reconhecer [natural native speed]
: Next:
Thássia: esquecer [natural native speed]
Braden: to forget
Thássia: esquecer [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Thássia: esquecer [natural native speed]
: Next:
Thássia: permanecer [natural native speed]
Braden: to stay
Thássia: permanecer [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Thássia: permanecer [natural native speed]
: Next:
Thássia: crescer [natural native speed]
Braden: to grow, to grow up
Thássia: crescer [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Thássia: crescer [natural native speed]
: Next:
Thássia: parecer [natural native speed]
Braden: to appear, to seem
Thássia: parecer [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Thássia: parecer [natural native speed]
: Next:
Thássia: merecer [natural native speed]
Braden: to deserve
Thássia: merecer [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Thássia: merecer [natural native speed]
: Next:
Thássia: guia [natural native speed]
Braden: guide
Thássia: guia [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Thássia: guia [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Braden: Let's have a closer look at the usuage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Braden: Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Thássia: The first word we’ll look at is “parecer” “Parecer” means “to seem,” “to look” or “to appear.” In the sentence “você parece cansado,” “parece” means “look,” “you look tired” or “you seem to be tired.”
Braden: but in the sentence “você parece com a minha mãe” “parece” means “appear,” “you look like my mother.” Here, the expression “parecer com” is used similar to “look like” to talk about appearance.
Thássia: In the sentence “você parece a minha mãe” parecer gives the meaning of “you are similar to my mother.” in the sense, “you act like my mother.”
Braden: The next word we’ll look at is “esquecer.” “Equecer” is the portuguese verb for “to forget”
Thássia: We heard it in the sentence “eu sempre esqueço o aniversário dele,” which means “I always forget his birthday.”
Braden: “esquecer de” translates to “forget of” or “forget to.” “Esquecer de” is often followed by a verb, like in the sentence
Thássia: “eu sempre esqueço de comprar o presente dele” which means “I always forget to buy his present,”

Lesson focus

Braden: Thássia, could you tell us the focus of this lesson?
Thássia: The focus of this lesson is verbs that end in -cer
Braden: In the dialogue, we heard the phrase
Thássia: "Permaneçam no restaurante."
Braden: Which we interpreted to mean "Stay in the restaurant.” Thássia, what's so special about this phrase?
Thássia: It's because this conjugation of the verb "permanecer" as "permaneçam" uses the "ç."
Braden: Ahh, There is a special sub-class of -er verbs called -cer verbs. These verbs are special because their spelling changes when you write them. They key though is to remember that their pronunciation doesn’t.
Thássia: The letter “c” is pronounced like “ss” when it comes before an “i” on an “e” but like “k” when it comes before any other letter. This is the key to understanding -cer verbs.
Braden: We’ll use the verb “reconhecer” which means “to recognize” as our example verb. When “reconhecer” is in it’s infinitive form, the “c” at the end makes an “ss” sound. "reconhecer"
Thássia: When you conjugate it to the first person, “I,” you drop the -er and add -o. This leaves you with an "o" right after a "c." The rule is that verbs need to preserve their original sounds.
Braden: So to keep the “ss” sound of the “c” a little squigly called a cedilha is placed under the “c” which makes it a “ç” and gives it the “ss” sound. Some conjugations need the added “ç” and others don’t.
Thássia: reconheço which means "I recognize” does need the "ç" because of the "o" but the conjugation reconhecemos which means "we recognize" doesn't because there is an "e" after the "c."
Braden: The same rule applies to every regular verb that ends in -cer, like parecer and esquecer which we looked at in the vocab and phrases and crescer which means, to grow.
Thássia: Some examples for this lesson are Permaneçam aqui. which means “Stay here.” and Eu não o reconheço. which means "I don’t recognize him." Both premaneçam and reconheço use the "ç."
Braden: Several verbs that aren’t “-cer” verbs use the “ç” as well. For example, the irregular verb "fazer" conjugates in the first person present tense to “eu faço” which means "i do" or "I make."
Thássia: We have an entire lesson dedicated to the verb "fazer."
Braden: This is one of those big exceptions that will help you out a lot when you're writing sentences and papers in Portuguese.
Thássia: Yeah, reading Portuguese with out the "ç" is kind of hard.

Outro

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Have you ever lost your tour guide?

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Thursday at 07:59 PM
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Olá William,


Thank you for posting!


You can click on the box on the right side which has [English] (right below the [Hide] function in the [Vocabulary] section) to activate the English translation for the entries.


We hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions.


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William
Thursday at 07:52 AM
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Ola, boa tarde,


I was practising repeating the sentences with the Vocabulary but I didn't see any English translation.


Is it possible to fix this.


Muito obrigrado.

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Friday at 03:55 PM
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Hi Ahmed,


"Disponha" é o mesmo que "de nada" :wink:


You can learn more about it in this video:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/2012/07/20/learn-portuguese-in-three-minutes-2-brazilian-manners/


Atenciosamente,

Paloma

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Ahmed
Friday at 09:24 AM
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O que significa "Disponha" ?

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Thursday at 11:47 AM
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Disponha Ahmed :wink:


Espero que você esteja aprendendo muito português conosco!

I hope you're learning a lot of Portuguese with us!


Paloma

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Ahmed
Wednesday at 11:55 PM
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Muito obrigado Paloma :cool:

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Wednesday at 08:06 AM
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Olá Ahmed,


"Gostou" is used with "você", "ele" or "ela".

To say "I like it" it is "Eu gosto disso." And the past "I liked it" is "Eu gostei disso."

So I think you meant "I liked this lesson". It would be "Eu gostei dessa aula."


And "Cuidado com alguns detalhes" means "Take care with some details", you're right!


I hope it helps! Espero que ajude!


Paloma

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Ahmed
Tuesday at 06:33 PM
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Oi Paloma,


Então, se diz "gostou" para dizer "I like it" ??? tá correto?


você escreveu "Cuidado com alguns detalhes" isso significa "Take care of some details" ????

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Tuesday at 04:47 PM
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Oi Ahmed,


Que ótimo saber que você está se divertindo e aprendendo muito português conosco!


Cuidado com alguns detalhes. Os verbos em português são um pouco difíceis. Por exemplo:

"gostou dela" (he/she liked her)

"gostei dela" (I liked her)


Please let us know any questions or comments you might have!

Paloma

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Ahmed
Saturday at 03:31 AM
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Sim, gostou dela :grin: é uma lição de português :grin: e certo também é la sua excelente explicação :wink:


muito obrigado