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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, we’ll learn conversational phrases to answer the question “How's your mother?” After watching this video, you’ll be able to talk about well-being and ask how someone is doing.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Como está a sua mãe?
Ela está bem.
Once more with the English translation.
Como está a sua mãe?
“How's your mother?”
Ela está bem.
“She's fine.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say “How's your mother?”
That's: Como está a sua mãe?
Listen to it again: Como está a sua mãe?, Como está a sua mãe?
“How's your mother?”
Now, how do you answer this question?
The pattern is:
Ela está {state of well-being}.
"She's {state of well-being}."
For example:
“She's fine.”
Ela está bem., Ela está bem.