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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 16! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to recreation and leisure. These are five sports that are commonly played 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: futebol
Eric: soccer
Felipe: (slow) futebol (regular) futebol
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: futebol
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Brazil is "the country of soccer." The Brazilian team has won many FIFA World Cups. National championships are also taken very seriously, and there's a lot of rivalry amongst teams.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Dizem que os ingleses inventaram o futebol, mas os brasileiros o aperfeiçoaram.
Eric: They say the English invented soccer, but the Brazilians perfected it.
Felipe: (slow) Dizem que os ingleses inventaram o futebol, mas os brasileiros o aperfeiçoaram.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: capoeira
Eric: capoeira martial art
Felipe: (slow) capoeira (regular) capoeira
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: capoeira
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art form that combines dance, acrobatics, and music. Capoeira players make a circle in which everyone sings or plays songs while the action takes place in the middle of the circle.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O berimbau é que dá o ritmo na roda de capoeira.
Eric: The “berimbau'” musical bow is what gives the rhythm to the capoeira circle.
Felipe: (slow) O berimbau é que dá o ritmo na roda de capoeira.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: vôlei
Eric: volleyball
Felipe: (slow) vôlei (regular) vôlei
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: vôlei
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Volleyball is the second most popular sport in Brazil. Both male and female national teams have won numerous gold medals in various championships, including the Olympics.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Um dos nomes mais conhecidos no vôlei brasileiro é o do ex-jogador e treinador Bernardinho.
Eric: One of the best known names in Brazilian volleyball is the former player and coach Bernardinho.
Felipe: (slow) Um dos nomes mais conhecidos no vôlei brasileiro é o do ex-jogador e treinador Bernardinho.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: jiu-jitsu brasileiro
Eric: Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Felipe: (slow) jiu-jitsu brasileiro (regular) jiu-jitsu brasileiro
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: jiu-jitsu brasileiro
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Brazilian jiu-jitsu is an adaptation of the Japanese martial art form of the same name. It focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting, and it's commonly used in mixed martial arts competition or self-defense.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Foi a família Gracie que desenvolveu o jiu-jitsu brasileiro.
Eric: It was the Gracie family who developed Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Felipe: (slow) Foi a família Gracie que desenvolveu o jiu-jitsu brasileiro.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: futebol de areia
Eric: beach soccer
Felipe: (slow) futebol de areia (regular) futebol de areia
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: futebol de areia
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Beach soccer started on Leme beach in Rio de Janeiro. It's played as a hobby by many people on the beaches of Brazil. The national league is the leading and dominant team in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) No futebol de areia, cada time tem só cinco participantes na quadra.
Eric: In beach soccer, each team has only five members on the field.
Felipe: (slow) No futebol de areia, cada time tem só cinco participantes na quadra.
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: futebol
[pause]Eric: soccer
Felipe: capoeira
[pause]Eric: capoeira martial art
Felipe: vôlei
[pause]Eric: volleyball
Felipe: jiu-jitsu brasileiro
[pause]Eric: Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Felipe: futebol de areia
[pause]Eric: beach soccer

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five sports 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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