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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Olá, PortuguesePod101 listeners! Where do people usually go on holidays in your home country? The beach, the mountains, somewhere even more exotic?! Leave us a comment and tell us about it!

Tuesday at 09:45 PM
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Olá Kim,

Thank you for posting!

Keep up practicing writing in Portuguese and in case of any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.👍


Thank you for your message.

Regarding the sentence in the Dialogue:

"Tem muitas pessoas alí na praia hoje." ("There's a lot of people over there on the beach today.")

In written Portuguese we use "Há muitas pessoas (...)", however in casual conversations it's more common to use "Tem muitas pessoas (...)".

Hope this helps! In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us.



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Tuesday at 01:35 PM
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Em meu país, as pessoas vão para as montanhas para férias. 😎

Sunday at 10:50 PM
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it is good lesson. I have one question

I was thinking that in portugues in order to say "there are many people" it is necessary to use "Ha muitas pessoas", but in the dialogue "Tem muitas pessoas". what difference betgween these two frases?

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Saturday at 04:23 AM
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Hi Graham,

Thank you for your message.

You can use only "onde" (where, referring to a place): "Onde ela está?" (Where is she?).

In the dialogue there was an example using "aonde" as you might hear it in a casual conversation with a native speaker.

"Aonde" is more used to indicate "to what place / to where" as in "Aonde você vai?" ("Where are you going to?").

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions. :)



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Friday at 04:34 AM
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Why is it not simply 'onde ela esta?' but 'aonde ela esta?'?

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Thursday at 11:12 PM
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Olá Darren,

Thank you for posting.

"onde" (where) and "hoje" (today) have very different pronunciations. Please check out our Portuguese dictionary to listen to the audio in detail. You can choose the audio in normal or slow speed, which can help you grasp the pronunciation better:


If you have any questions, please let us know.:wink:


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Darren M.
Thursday at 02:49 AM
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Do onde and hoje sound the same? Onde is where and hoje is today, but they are pronounced similar?

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Sunday at 07:52 PM
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Olá Gary,

Tudo bem?

How are you?

Thanks for your message.

In Portuguese it's very common to use articles before names in daily conversations (informal), especially here in São Paulo :wink:, to show familiarity.

For example:

"Vou até a casa da Lilian e já volto" (I'm going to Lilian's house and I'll be right back.")

The use of the structure "de" (preposition )+ "a" (article) shows intimacy/familiarity, that is: Lilian is a close friend of mine.

But it's okay to omit the article. If you're referring to someone not close to you or to a famous person, for example, the article is not used:

"Hortência foi a melhor jogadora de basquete do Brasil"

("Hortência was the best (female) basketball player in Brazil"

In this case we don't use "A Hortência".

Here are some lessons that explain the use of articles a little further:





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Sunday at 08:20 AM
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Hello or "Oi". My name is Gary. Please explain to me the usage and meaning, if there is any when there is an "a" or an "o" before a name like in the line, "E a Laura". Why would it not just be E Laura ? Then in other phrases in other lessons, "E o meu" or "E o seu". I hope you can clear this up for me. I get mixed up when and when not to use the "a" and the "o".

Thank you.

Monday at 10:57 PM
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Hello Chad,

You're welcome.

If you have any doubts, feel free to contact us. :wink:


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