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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.
In this lesson, you’ll learn conversational phrases to ask and answer the question, "How do you say this?" After watching this video, you’ll be able to ask someone how a word is pronounced.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Como se diz isto?
Se diz "estacionamento".
Once more with the English translation.
Como se diz isto?
“How do you say this?”
Se diz "estacionamento".
"It's 'parking lot.'”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “How do you say this?”
That's: Como se diz isto?
Listen to it again: Como se diz isto?, Como se diz isto?
This Portuguese sentence means something like " How is this said? ” But it means “How do you say this?”
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Se diz [ ].
This Portuguese sentence literally translates into " It is said [word]. ” But it means “It's (word).”
For example:
"It's 'parking lot.'”
Se diz "estacionamento"., Se diz "estacionamento".