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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, I’m Eric.
Felipe: And I’m Felipe!
Eric: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Brazilian Portuguese Vocabulary, Lesson 1! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to Daily Life. These are five Brazilian National Holidays. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at PortuguesePod101.com

Lesson focus

Eric: Felipe, what’s our first word?
Felipe: Ano Novo
Eric: New Year’s Day.
Felipe: (slow) Ano Novo (regular) Ano Novo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Ano Novo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: In Brazil, New Year’s Day takes place during the summer. On New Year's Eve, clothing colors are very important, as each color bears its own meaning. The most popular color to wear is white, which symbolizes peace. There are also many superstitions centered on attaining money and success in the coming year.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Pular sete ondas no Ano Novo traz boa sorte.
Eric: Jumping seven waves on New Year’s brings good luck.
Felipe: (slow) Pular sete ondas no Ano Novo traz boa sorte.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Carnaval
Eric: Carnival
Felipe: (slow) Carnaval (regular) Carnaval
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Carnaval
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Carnival is a movable holiday. Every city in Brazil holds a parade, but the biggest and most famous are held in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador, and Ouro Preto. Some cities have a building specifically for this day, called the sambadrome.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) As crianças e os adultos usam fantasias no Carnaval.
Eric: Children and adults wear costumes on Carnival.
Felipe: (slow) As crianças e os adultos usam fantasias no Carnaval.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Sete de Setembro
Eric: September Seventh, Independence Day
Felipe: (slow) Sete de Setembro (regular) Sete de Setembro
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Sete de Setembro
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: This day celebrates Brazil's declaration of independence from Portugal. On this day, there are many patriotic displays and street parades, the most important of which is held in the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia in the presence of the president.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) No dia Sete de Setembro, Dom Pedro declarou a independência do Brasil com a frase "Independência ou Morte"!
Eric: On September 7th, Pedro I of Brazil declared independence with the phrase "Liberty or Death"!
Felipe: (slow) No dia Sete de Setembro, Dom Pedro declarou a independência do Brasil com a frase "Independência ou Morte"!
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Dia de Nossa Senhora Aparecida
Eric: Our Lady of Aparecida Day
Felipe: (slow) Dia de Nossa Senhora Aparecida (regular) Dia de Nossa Senhora Aparecida
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Dia de Nossa Senhora Aparecida
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: This is a national holiday dedicated to Brazil's patroness. On this day, many devotes go to Nossa Senhora Basilica, the largest Marian shrine of the world, located in Aparecida city.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Dia doze de outubro é o dia de Nossa Senhora Aparecida e também é o dia das Crianças.
Eric: October twelfth is Our Lady of Aparecida Day and also Children's Day.
Felipe: (slow) Dia doze de outubro é o dia de Nossa Senhora Aparecida e também é o dia das Crianças.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: Natal
Eric: Christmas
Felipe: (slow) Natal (regular) Natal
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Natal
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Christmas in Brazil is similar to other countries, but since it's summer, there's no snow or cold weather. Families usually gather for big dinners, and children eagerly wait for Santa Claus to come at midnight with their gifts.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) No Brasil, nós geralmente comemos Panetone e Chester no Natal.
Eric: In Brazil, we usually eat Panettone and Chester bird on Christmas.
Felipe: (slow) No Brasil, nós geralmente comemos Panetone e Chester no Natal.
QUIZ
Eric: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Felipe will give you the Portuguese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Felipe: Ano Novo
[pause]Eric: New Year’s day
Felipe: Carnaval
[pause]Eric: Carnival
Felipe: Sete de Setembro
[pause]Eric: September Seventh, Independence Day
Felipe: Dia de Nossa Senhora Aparecida
[pause]Eric: Our Lady of Aparecida Day
Felipe: Natal
[pause]Eric: Christmas

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five national holidays in Brazil! We have more vocab lists available at PortuguesePod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Felipe: Tchau.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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How do you celebrate New Year's in your country?

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Friday at 9:51 pm
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Hi Achooz,


Thanks for posting!


You can check out more about Christmas in Brazil with these lessons:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/lesson/culture-class-holidays-in-brazil-2-christmas/?lp=29

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/lesson/quick-easy-portuguese-review-for-beginners-5-how-do-people-celebrate-christmas-in-brazil/


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Achooz
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Oi, first time I'm hearing about christmas in summer

How is it ????????

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Olá Moein,


We're glad that you liked the lesson.


We hope you'll enjoy the rest as well!


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Obrigado. very helpful.

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William
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If it's not raining or snowing, we have fireworks.

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Olá Simran,


Thank you for posting.


For more lessons in the [Beginner] level, please check out our Lesson Library:

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