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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 12! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are five animals that are common in Brazil. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at PortuguesePod101.com.

Lesson focus

Eric: Felipe, what’s our first word?
Felipe: arara-azul
Eric: blue macaw
Felipe: (slow) arara-azul (regular) arara-azul
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: arara-azul
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: The blue macaw is a species that can only be found in central South America. It's on the endangered species list due to habitat loss and bird trade.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Os casais de arara-azul são fiéis e normalmente duram pela vida toda.
Eric: Blue macaw couples are faithful and usually mate for life.
Felipe: (slow) Os casais de arara-azul são fiéis e normalmente duram pela vida toda.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: pirarucu
Eric: Arapaima fish
Felipe: (slow) pirarucu (regular) pirarucu
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: pirarucu
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric:This fish is native to the Amazon river and is one of the largest freshwater fish in the world. It's used in traditional Brazilian dishes since it has a delicious taste and boneless meat.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O pirarucu tem uma armadura externa contra o seu predator natural, a piranha.
Eric: The arapaima has external armor to ward off its natural predator, the piranha.
Felipe: (slow) O pirarucu tem uma armadura externa contra o seu predator natural, a piranha.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: tatu-bola
Eric: Brazilian three-banded armadillo
Felipe: (slow) tatu-bola (regular) tatu-bola
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: tatu-bola
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: The Brazilian three-banded armadillo is a species that’s native to the Brazilian savannas and dry woodlands. "Tatu" is the name of this animal in the Tupi indigenous language, and "bola" is a reference to its ability to roll into a ball.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O tatu-bola "Fuleco" foi o mascote da Copa do Mundo de 2014 no Brasil.
Eric: The armadillo 'Fuleco' was the mascot of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Felipe: (slow) O tatu-bola "Fuleco" foi o mascote da Copa do Mundo de 2014 no Brasil.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: capivara
Eric: capybara
Felipe: (slow) capivara (regular) capivara
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: capivara
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: The capybara is the largest rodent in the world, usually around 1 to 1.3 meters tall and native to South America. They can be found in almost all regions of Brazil near bodies of water.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Em alguns países da América do Sul, come-se carne de capivara, mas no Brasil, a caça desse animal é ilegal.
Eric: In some countries in South America they eat capybara meat, but in Brazil, hunting this animal is illegal.
Felipe: (slow) Em alguns países da América do Sul, come-se carne de capivara, mas no Brasil, a caça desse animal é ilegal.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: sucuri
Eric: anaconda
Felipe: (slow) sucuri (regular) sucuri
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: sucuri
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: The anaconda is a type of snake that can be found in all parts of Brazil, but it is usually called "sucuri." The word "anaconda" is used when it's especially large. The largest of this group, the green anaconda, became well-known thanks to horror movies.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) A sucuri é uma das maiores serpentes do mundo, chegando a mais de 6 metros de comprimento.
Eric: The anaconda is one of the largest snakes in the world, reaching more than six meters long.
Felipe: (slow) A sucuri é uma das maiores serpentes do mundo, chegando a mais de 6 metros de comprimento.
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: arara-azul
[pause]Eric: blue macaw
Felipe: pirarucu
[pause]Eric: Arapaima fish
Felipe: tatu-bola
[pause]Eric: Brazilian three-banded armadillo
Felipe: capivara
[pause]Eric: capybara
Felipe: sucuri
[pause]Eric: anaconda

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five animals found 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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