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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 11! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to society and culture. These are five Brazilian historical figures. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at PortuguesePod101.com.

Lesson focus

Eric: Felipe, what’s our first name?
Felipe: Dom Pedro I
Eric: Pedro I of Brazil
Felipe: (slow) Dom Pedro I (regular) Dom Pedro I
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Dom Pedro I
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Pedro I was the founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil. He declared independence from Portugal and his father João VI in 1822. In 1831, he had to move back to Portugal during a period of crisis in both countries and left his five-year-old son Pedro II as the ruler of Brazil.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Felipe: (normal) Dom Pedro I conseguiu manter a unidade do território brasileiro, apenas perdendo o Uruguai na guerra da Cisplatina.
Eric: Pedro I of Brazil was able to maintain the unity of the Brazilian territory, only losing Uruguay in the Cisplatine War.
Felipe: (slow) Dom Pedro I conseguiu manter a unidade do território brasileiro, apenas perdendo o Uruguai na guerra da Cisplatina.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next name?
Felipe: Santos Dumont
Eric: Alberto Santos Dumont
Felipe: (slow) Santos Dumont (regular) Santos Dumont
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Santos Dumont
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Santos Dumont was a Brazilian aviation pioneer and a national hero. He gained international fame after his flight rounding the Eiffel Tower in the 20th century, but in Brazil, his fame comes from his invention, the aircraft 14-bis, considered in Brazil as the first airplane to fly, which gave him the title of "the father of aviation."
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Felipe: (normal) O primeiro aeroporto do Rio de Janeiro foi batizado de Santos Dumont em homenagem ao pai da aviação.
Eric: The first airport in Rio de Janeiro was christened Santos Dumont in homage to the father of aviation.
Felipe: (slow) O primeiro aeroporto do Rio de Janeiro foi batizado de Santos Dumont em homenagem ao pai da aviação.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next name?
Felipe: Zumbi dos Palmares
Eric: Zumbi
Felipe: (slow) Zumbi dos Palmares (regular) Zumbi dos Palmares
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Zumbi dos Palmares
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Zumbi was the last of the leaders of the slave fugitive settlement called Quilombo dos Palmares in Colonial Brazil. He's a national hero who hid and protected his quilombo from the Portuguese for a long time, but a betrayal led to his capture and beheading in 1695.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Felipe: (normal) Dia 20 de novembro, data da morte de Zumbi dos Palmares, é o dia da Consciência Negra.
Eric: November 20th, the day of Zumbi's death, is Black Awareness Day.
Felipe: (slow) Dia 20 de novembro, data da morte de Zumbi dos Palmares, é o dia da Consciência Negra.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next name?
Felipe: Anita Garibaldi
Eric: Anita Garibaldi
Felipe: (slow) Anita Garibaldi (regular) Anita Garibaldi
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Anita Garibaldi
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Anita Garibaldi was the wife and comrade-in-arms of the Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi. They fought together in the separatist war in southern Brazil and in the defense of Rome. She died of Malaria in Italy, still fighting and fleeing from the French and Austrians.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Felipe: (normal) Anita Garibaldi é conhecida como a "Heroína dos Dois Mundos."
Eric: Anita Garibaldi is known as the "Heroine of Two Worlds."
Felipe: (slow) Anita Garibaldi é conhecida como a "Heroína dos Dois Mundos."
Eric: Okay, what’s the last name?
Felipe: Princesa Isabel
Eric: Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil
Felipe: (slow) Princesa Isabel (regular) Princesa Isabel
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Princesa Isabel
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Princess Isabel was the daughter of Pedro II and last heir of the imperial throne. Her great deed to Brazil was to sign the Golden Law, which emancipated all slaves in Brazil. In 1889, she left Brazil in exile to France after a military coup.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Felipe: (normal) A mesa em que a Princesa Isabel assinou a Lei Áurea está no Palácio do Itamaraty, a sede do Ministério das Relações Exteriores do Brasil.
Eric: The desk where Princess Isabel signed the Golden Law is in the Itamaraty Palace, the headquarters of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil.
Felipe: (slow) A mesa em que a Princesa Isabel assinou a Lei Áurea está no Palácio do Itamaraty, a sede do Ministério das Relações Exteriores do Brasil.
QUIZ
Eric: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the names you just learned? Felipe will give you the Portuguese – please repeat them out loud! Are you ready?
Felipe: Dom Pedro I
[pause]Eric: Pedro I of Brazil
Felipe: Santos Dumont
[pause]Eric: Alberto Santos Dumont
Felipe: Zumbi dos Palmares
[pause]Eric: Zumbi
Felipe: Anita Garibaldi
[pause]Eric: Anita Garibaldi
Felipe: Princesa Isabel
[pause]Eric: Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five historical figures from 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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Do you know any other famous historical figures in Brazil?