Dialogue

Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Notes

Unlock In-Depth Explanations & Exclusive Takeaways with Printable Lesson Notes

Unlock Lesson Notes and Transcripts for every single lesson. Sign Up for a Free Lifetime Account and Get 7 Days of Premium Access.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, I’m Eric.
Felipe: And I’m Felipe!
Eric: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Brazilian Portuguese Vocabulary, Lesson 14! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are five geographical features found 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: Pico da Neblina
Eric: Mist Peak
Felipe: (slow) Pico da Neblina (regular) Pico da Neblina
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Pico da Neblina
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Mist Peak is part of the Guiana Highlands and the highest mountain in Brazil. It's located inside a national park in an isolated area of Amazonas State close to the border of Venezuela. Visitors need a permit to obtain access.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O Pico da Neblina tem 2994 metros de altitude.
Eric: Mist Peak is 2994 meters high.
Felipe: (slow) O Pico da Neblina tem 2994 metros de altitude.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Rio Amazonas
Eric: Amazon River
Felipe: (slow) Rio Amazonas (regular) Rio Amazonas
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Rio Amazonas
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: The Amazon River is the world’s largest river by water flow. Located in the middle of the Amazon forest, it starts in the Peruvian Andes and flows into the Atlantic Ocean through the Amazon Delta.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Muitos surfistas vão ao rio Amazonas surfar as ondas da pororoca.
Eric: Many surfers go to the Amazon River to surf tidal bore waves.
Felipe: (slow) Muitos surfistas vão ao rio Amazonas surfar as ondas da pororoca.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Sertão
Eric: Brazilian backland
Felipe: (slow) Sertão (regular) Sertão
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Sertão
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: This is a semi-arid area in northeastern Brazil. It’s hot all year long. During the dry months, the local population is affected by lack of water and food. The most important river in this region is the São Francisco River, which provides irrigation for fruit production.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) "Os Sertões", de Euclides da Cunha, é um clássico da literatura brasileira.
Eric: "Rebellion in the Backlands," by Euclides da Cunha, is a classic in Brazilian literature.
Felipe: (slow) "Os Sertões", de Euclides da Cunha, é um clássico da literatura brasileira.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Cerrado
Eric: Brazilian savanna
Felipe: (slow) Cerrado (regular) Cerrado
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Cerrado
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: This savanna region is located in the middle of Brazil. It's the country’s second largest habitat and is home to many species of animals and plants. It is also a very important farming area, producing mainly soybeans, maize, cattle, and coffee.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) As árvores do cerrado têm caules retorcidos e raízes longas para absorção de água.
Eric: Brazilian savanna trees have twisted stems and long roots for water absorption.
Felipe: (slow) As árvores do cerrado têm caules retorcidos e raízes longas para absorção de água.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: Pantanal
Eric: Brazilian wetland
Felipe: (slow) Pantanal (regular) Pantanal
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Pantanal
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Pantanal is one of the largest wetland areas in the world. Five surrounding biome regions meet there, and it's a sanctuary for migratory birds, aquatic life, and endangered native fauna and flora.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O pantanal é a casa de vários animais, como a onça-pintada, o tuiuiú e o jacaré.
Eric: The wetlands is home for many animals, like the jaguar, the Jabiru bird and the caiman.
Felipe: (slow) O pantanal é a casa de vários animais, como a onça-pintada, o tuiuiú e o jacaré.
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: Pico da Neblina
[pause]Eric: Mist Peak
Felipe: Rio Amazonas
[pause]Eric: Amazon River
Felipe: Sertão
[pause]Eric: Brazilian backland
Felipe: Cerrado
[pause]Eric: Brazilian savanna
Felipe: Pantanal
[pause]Eric: Brazilian wetland

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five geographical features 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.

3 Comments

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍

PortuguesePod101.comVerified
Monday at 6:30 pm
Pinned Comment
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

What is the most interesting geographical feature in Brazil for you?

PortuguesePod101.comVerified
Monday at 10:49 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Pimentinha,


Those are very good choices!


We hope you’ll reach your goal soon :)


Sincerely,

Cristiane

Team PortuguesePod101.com

Pimentinha
Monday at 3:14 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Um dia, eu gostaria de visitar Lençóis Maranhenses e Arquipélago Fernando de Noronha.