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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 17! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to recreation and leisure. These are five Brazilian tourist attractions and places. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at PortuguesePod101.com.

Lesson focus

Eric: Felipe, what’s our first word?
Felipe: Cristo Redentor
Eric: Christ the Redeemer
Felipe: (slow) Cristo Redentor (regular) Cristo Redentor
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Cristo Redentor
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Christ the Redeemer is a landmark in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, it is featured in many movies and songs. It's made of soapstone and was completed on October 12, 1931.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Normalmente usa-se o Trem do Corcovado para subir o morro até o Cristo Redentor.
Eric: Usually we use the Corcovado Train to go up the mountain to Christ the Redeemer.
Felipe: (slow) Normalmente usa-se o Trem do Corcovado para subir o morro até o Cristo Redentor.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Pelourinho
Eric: Historic Center of Salvador
Felipe: (slow) Pelourinho (regular) Pelourinho
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Pelourinho
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Pelourinho is the historic neighborhood of Salvador. It’s of the oldest cities in the Americas, with monuments dating back as early as the 17th century. It has many sightseeing destinations, including churches, cafes, restaurants, shops, and more.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O Pelourinho foi declarado Patrimônio Mundial da Humanidade pela Unesco.
Eric: The Historic Center of Salvador was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Felipe: (slow) O Pelourinho foi declarado Patrimônio Mundial da Humanidade pela Unesco.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Cataratas do Iguaçu
Eric: Iguazu Falls
Felipe: (slow) Cataratas do Iguaçu (regular) Cataratas do Iguaçu
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Cataratas do Iguaçu
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: The Iguazu Falls are waterfalls on the border of Brazil and Argentina. With 275 waterfalls in all, UNESCO has declared Iguazu a World Heritage site. The most impressive waterfall there is called Devil's Throat.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Muitas pessoas que visitam as Cataratas do Iguaçu aproveitam para visitar a Usina Hidrelétrica de Itaipu também.
Eric: Many people that visit Iguazu Falls also take the opportunity to visit the Itaipu Dam.
Felipe: (slow) Muitas pessoas que visitam as Cataratas do Iguaçu aproveitam para visitar a Usina Hidrelétrica de Itaipu também.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Avenida Paulista
Eric: Paulista Avenue
Felipe: (slow) Avenida Paulista (regular) Avenida Paulista
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Avenida Paulista
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Paulista Avenue is one of the most important financial, cultural, and entertainment centers in São Paulo. The São Paulo Museum of Art is a popular tourist attraction along the avenue, and hosts many important events, such as the Saint Silvester Road Race.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Quase todos os países tem a sua embaixada ou consulado na Avenida Paulista ou perto dela.
Eric: Almost all countries have an embassy or consulate on the Paulista Avenue or near it.
Felipe: (slow) Quase todos os países tem a sua embaixada ou consulado na Avenida Paulista ou perto dela.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: Florianópolis
Eric: Florianópolis
Felipe: (slow) Florianópolis (regular) Florianópolis
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Florianópolis
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Florianópolis is an island that’s very popular for its more than 100 beautiful beaches. People who enjoy outdoor sports, especially surfing, enjoy going there. It's said that sand boarding was invented in Florianópolis.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Muitos moradores de Florianópolis são de descendência europeia, por isso muitos são loiros ou de olhos claros.
Eric: Many dwellers of Florianópolis are of European descent; that's why many are blond or have light eyes.
Felipe: (slow) Muitos moradores de Florianópolis são de descendência europeia, por isso muitos são loiros ou de olhos claros.
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: Cristo Redentor
[pause]Eric: Christ the Redeemer
Felipe: Pelourinho
[pause]Eric: Historic Center of Salvador
Felipe: Cataratas do Iguaçu
[pause]Eric: Iguazu Falls
Felipe: Avenida Paulista
[pause]Eric: Paulista Avenue
Felipe: Florianópolis
[pause]Eric: Florianópolis

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five tourist attractions and places 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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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Have you ever been to any of these tourist attractions in Brazil?

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Sunday at 07:50 PM
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Hi Jesús,


The Lesson Notes for this series is a little different from others.

We have the 5 main topics (in this case the touristic places), and explanation in English for each.


I'm not sure if that answers your question. Let me know if you have any questions!

Paloma

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Jesús Smíth
Sunday at 11:44 AM
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The Portuguese portion of the dialogue in the lesson notes is in English.