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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
Today, we’ll learn conversational phrases about occupations. After watching this video, you’ll be able to talk about your job and ask what somebody does for a living.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue:
Qual é a sua profissão?
Eu sou artista.
Listen to it again. Now, with the English translation:
Qual é a sua profissão?
“What do you do?”
Eu sou artista.
“I’m an artist.”
First of all, you need to learn how to say “What do you do?”
That's: Qual é a sua profissão?
Listen to it again: Qual é a sua profissão?, Qual é a sua profissão?
This Portuguese sentence literally translates into “What's your occupation?,” but it means “What do you do?” in English.
Now, how do you answer this question?
This is the pattern you’ll need:
Eu sou [your occupation].
This Portuguese sentence literally translates into “I'm [occupation]. We omit the article in Portuguese.
For example:
“I’m an artist.”
Eu sou artista., Eu sou artista.