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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 15! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are five Brazilian cities. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at PortuguesePod101.com.

Lesson focus

Eric: Felipe, what’s our first word?
Felipe: São Paulo
Eric: São Paulo
Felipe: (slow) São Paulo (regular) São Paulo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: São Paulo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: São Paulo is the largest city not only in Brazil, but in the entire southern hemisphere. It also functions as Brazil’s commercial, finance, arts, and entertainment center. São Paulo attracts many immigrants, particularly of Portuguese, Italian, German, Japanese, Syrian, Lebanese, Chinese, and Spanish origins.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) São Paulo é conhecida como "terra da garoa" ou "Sampa."
Eric: São Paulo is known as the “land of drizzle” or “Sampa.”
Felipe: (slow) São Paulo é conhecida como "terra da garoa" ou "Sampa".
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Rio de Janeiro
Eric: Rio de Janeiro
Felipe: (slow) Rio de Janeiro (regular) Rio de Janeiro
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Rio de Janeiro
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Rio is probably the most famous Brazilian city and the second largest in Brazil. It is home to the famous Carnival, Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Maracanã Stadium, Ipanema, and Copacabana beaches.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O Rio de Janeiro é conhecido como a "cidade maravilhosa", e casa da "Garota de Ipanema".
Eric: Rio de Janeiro is known as the “marvelous city” and home of “The Girl from Ipanema.”
Felipe: (slow) O Rio de Janeiro é conhecido como a "cidade maravilhosa", e casa da "Garota de Ipanema."
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Brasília
Eric: Brasília
Felipe: (slow) Brasília (regular) Brasília
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Brasília
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Brasília is the capital of Brazil and the Federal District. It was founded in 1960 in the heart of Brazil and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its modernist architecture.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Brasília é uma das obras-primas dos arquitetos Oscar Niemeyer e Lúcio Costa.
Eric: Brasilia is a masterpiece of the architects Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa.
Felipe: (slow) Brasília é uma das obras-primas dos arquitetos Oscar Niemeyer e Lúcio Costa.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Salvador
Eric: Salvador
Felipe: (slow) Salvador (regular) Salvador
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Salvador
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Salvador was the first capital of Brazil and is one of the oldest cities in the Americas. It's located in northeastern Brazil, and around 50 percent of the population has some African descendants, so the food, music, and culture have African influences.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Quem nasce em Salvador é soteropolitano.
Eric: People born in Salvador are “soteropolitan.”
Felipe: (slow) Quem nasce em Salvador é soteropolitano.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: Curitiba
Eric: Curitiba
Felipe: (slow) Curitiba (regular) Curitiba
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Curitiba
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Curitiba is the capital of Paraná state in southern Brazil. It has the fourth largest GDP of the country and a strong influence of European immigrants, mainly Germans, Italians, Poles, and Ukrainians.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O ponto turístico mais famoso de Curitiba é o Jardim Botânico.
Eric: The most famous tourist spot in Curitiba is the Botanical Garden.
Felipe: (slow) O ponto turístico mais famoso de Curitiba é o Jardim Botânico.
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: São Paulo
[pause]Eric: São Paulo
Felipe: Rio de Janeiro
[pause]Eric: Rio de Janeiro
Felipe: Brasília
[pause]Eric: Brasília
Felipe: Salvador
[pause]Eric: Salvador
Felipe: Curitiba
[pause]Eric: Curitiba

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five cities 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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If you had the opportunity to visit only one city in Brazil, which one would it be?