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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Olá, PortuguesePod101 listeners! Is dinner a popular date idea in your country? If not, where else do people like to go on dates? Let us know by leaving a post!

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Sunday at 09:01 PM
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Hello Jaimie,


Thank you for your message.


We use:

"Equador" in Portuguese for "Ecuador";

"Nós fomos surfar." in Portuguese for "We went surfing."


In case of any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.👍


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Jaimie
Wednesday at 04:21 AM
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No Ecuador é normal ir tomar uma bebida ou dançar para um encontro. Para meu primeiro encontro com meu esposo fuimos surfar na praia.

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Wednesday at 01:57 AM
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Olá Richard,


Thank you for posting.


In this case, the verb "to be" in Portuguese will correspond to "ser" (instead of "estar":

Vai ser uma surpresa.

It will be a surprise.


"Estar" is used to describe the condition of something or someone at the moment (feeling, emotions, etc.) and would not be applicable in this case.


Please check out this grammar point with the detailed explanation about Ser e Estar / "To be" verbs:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/learningcenter/reference/grammar/22?


As for "O que vamos fazer agora?" ("What are we going to do now?") the example in the dialogue is more used.


Another way to express that kind of idea is "O que faremos (____)?" ("What will we do (_____)?"), but would be used to express future situations and would sound more formal, for example: "O que faremos amanhã cedo?" ("What will we do tomorrow morning?").


Should you have any further questions, please let us know.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Richard ashton
Tuesday at 09:00 PM
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O que vamos fazer agora?


o que estamos fazendo agora?


Which one is used more or right?

Richard ashton
Tuesday at 08:43 PM
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Vai ser uma surpressa


Going to be a surprise


I thought ser was permanent


Could it not be


Vai estar uma surpressa

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Wednesday at 03:03 PM
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Oi Makiko,


É verdade, não é certo escrever assim. Mas nós também queremos que os nossos alunos entendam como é a pronúncia usada no dia-a-dia no Brasil, por isso algumas aulas têm abreviação.


Mas concordo com a sua professora, é muito importante aprender a escrita correta.

Nos avise se tiver qualquer dúvida!

Paloma

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Makiko
Wednesday at 03:04 AM
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Minha professora de Português fica chateada quando pessoas usam abreviadas tal como 'tô' (estou) e 'tá' (esta). Ela acha que eles estão incorretas por escrito ou em uma conversa.


Makiko

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Thursday at 04:00 PM
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Oi Dan,


Thanks for the comment!

Yes, some restaurants have huge portions, that you can split between 2 or sometimes even more people!


I think many people try to maintain their weight by having light meals. But then, once in a while they go to churrascarias or huge portions restaurants, don't you think?

What do you usually have for dinner?


Paloma

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Dan
Thursday at 02:06 AM
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I agree that lunch meals are large and are usually enough for two people...this is also usually true for dinner also. We often order only one meal from the menu and split it between the two of us. However, I disagree that lunch is more expensive than dinner. Dinner here (São Paulo) is usually more expensive than lunch and buffets often are only served during lunch time. Of course São Paulo is so large that menus, prices, and customs vary throughout the city, but I think that in the 50 of so eating establishments that I have frequented, almost all had cheaper prices for lunch than for dinner.