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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Olá, PortuguesePod101 listeners! What's your name, and where are you from? Anything else we should know about you? Leave us a post and introduce yourself! We look forward to meeting you!

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Thursday at 06:36 PM
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Olá, Eunice!


Muito prazer!


Estamos felizes com você aqui. :)


Sincerely

Marcia

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Eunice
Wednesday at 10:26 AM
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Meu nome e Eunice. Eu moro na Carolina do Norte.

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Sunday at 01:45 AM
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Hello, Patrick,


A good tip to improve your listening skills is to listen to every possible piece of information in Portuguese, as if you were studying in Brazil, for example. Try to download Brazilian movies, try to listen to Portuguese songs and try to repeat all the sentences. Listening well is a challenge for a great number of people who are studying any new language. Even practising grammar, writing and reading, listening is still the big challenge because we study in a different place from the place where the language is spoken.

So, we are happy because you are doing every possible work to learn and practice here with us! Thank you for your response and let's try to use the tips above, what do you think?


Count on us to improve your skills,

Marcia

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Patrick O'Rourke
Friday at 04:02 PM
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I’m responding to the question to my question. My vocabulary is pretty good but because I can’t make out what people are saying I don’t get to use the words that I’m learning. So I go to Brasil and can’t converse yet or understand what people are saying after studying for 5.5 years and visiting Brasil 17 times. I practice almost every day with my girlfriend who only speaks Portuguese and we’ve been doing it for over 2.5 years now. We practice for 1-3 hours per day. It’s not that I don’t understand what the words mean, I can’t make out what people are saying. Everything sounds like gibberish except for an occasional word. What can I do? Thanks

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Monday at 02:41 AM
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Oi Patrick,


Muito obrigado for your great question!


How would you describe your level of vocabulary? Is it extensive or basic? Typically when you don't get anything natives say can be attributed to two factors: insufficient vocabulary and insufficient exposure to native pronunciation. I would strongly recommend you to enrich your vocabulary (no need for very specific words but the first 2000 words should definitely be your target) and regularly revise the words, together with their native pronunciation. If you are frequently travelling to Brazil, you should focus on learning the Brazilian accent.


Good luck with your Portuguese and let us know if you have any further questions! 😇


Kind regards,

Levente

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Patrick O'Rourke
Friday at 07:23 PM
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Hello. I’m Patrick and I’ve been studying Portuguese for 5.5 years now and I’ve been to Brasil 17 times and I practice every day with my girlfriend who only speaks Portuguese and have for 2.5 years now but I still can’t understand what people are saying and I can’t converse yet. I have to translate almost everything into English to understand what people are saying. I can’t read yet either. Many words have multiple meanings and I don’t know how to choose which meanings to use. I used PortuguesePod101 but I couldn’t understand what the people were saying in the audios. I have classes and watch movies and videos in addition to the apps and books I use. When I go to Brasil my girlfriend has to order for me because I can’t understand what the waiters are saying. What can I do?Thanks

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Sunday at 06:53 AM
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Oi Tiffany,


Muito obrigado pelo seu comentário!! Your Portuguese is fantastic! Lovely to have you here. Check out also our forum at http://portuguesepod101.com/forum where maybe you will find someone to talk to in Portuguese! 😇


Kind regards,

Levente

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Tiffany
Thursday at 12:58 AM
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Oi! Meu nome é Tiffany. Sou American Afro e aposentado de militar. Eu moro em San Antonio no Texas. Eu tenho único filho que tem 12 anos. Nós aprendemos como falar em português pela estudando pela programa de imersão em Salvador cada ano. Aqui nos Estados Unidos nós tocamos muitos instrumentos pra capoeira, maracatu, sambas e outros partes dos culturais do Brasil. As vezes aqui e difícil para praticar falando porque alguns pessoas querem aprender ou eles tem muitos ocupações. Eu gosto aprendo este jeito e escrevendo notas para continuar e não esquecendo. Obrigado por tudo, vocês fazem!

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Saturday at 05:09 AM
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Oi Rhoda,


Obrigado pelo seu comentário! Prazer em conhecer você! 😉

Let us know if you have any questions. Good luck with your Portuguese!


Abraços,

Levente

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Rhoda Champlin
Tuesday at 08:57 PM
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Oi, meu nome é Rhoda. Eu sou americana, mas eu more no Suriname.


Obrigada por sua ajuda aqui em PortuguesePod101.com.