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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 21! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to transportation and life around town. These are five modes of transportation that are used frequently 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: ônibus
Eric: bus
Felipe: (slow) ônibus (regular) ônibus
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: ônibus
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: The bus is one of the most common modes of public transportation in Brazil. It’s used for both local and long-distance trips.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Uma viagem de ônibus de São Paulo a Brasília demora em média quinze horas.
Eric: A bus trip from São Paulo to Brasília takes fifteen hours on average.
Felipe: (slow) Uma viagem de ônibus de São Paulo a Brasília demora em média quinze horas.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: carro
Eric: car
Felipe: (slow) carro (regular) carro
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: carro
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Most cars in Brazil have manual transmissions. There are many cars that use ethanol fuel and also flex-fuel cars which can use both gasoline and ethanol.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Como a gasolina é muito cara, muita gente prefere carro a álcool ou flex.
Eric: Since gasoline is very expensive, many people prefer an ethanol or flex fuel car.
Felipe: (slow) Como a gasolina é muito cara, muita gente prefere carro a álcool ou flex.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: avião
Eric: plane
Felipe: (slow) avião (regular) avião
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: avião
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Planes are a good option for traveling in Brazil due to their large size and also because domestic tickets have become cheaper in Brazil in recent years.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) De avião, é possível viajar de uma ponta a outra do Brasil em menos de 10 horas.
Eric: By plane, it's possible to travel from one tip of Brazil to the other in less than 10 hours.
Felipe: (slow) De avião, é possível viajar de uma ponta a outra do Brasil em menos de 10 horas.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: van
Eric: van
Felipe: (slow) van (regular) van
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: van
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Vans are small, usually privately-owned buses that can be found in every city. Since they compete with buses, they always try to run faster than the bus and fit as many people as possible inside.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) No Brasil existem também vans escolares particulares, que levam os alunos de casa até a escola.
Eric: In Brazil there are also private school vans, which take students from home to school.
Felipe: (slow) No Brasil existem também vans escolares particulares, que levam os alunos de casa até a escola.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: moto-táxi
Eric: moto-taxi
Felipe: (slow) moto-táxi (regular) moto-táxi
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: moto-táxi
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: The moto-taxi is a cheaper alternative to expensive taxis. You won’t find them in every location, but many cities do have them. The prices are usually fixed, but they can work just like regular taxis, with base prices plus additional fares according to distance.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Além do moto-táxi, algumas cidades tem o motoboy, que faz entrega de encomendas.
Eric: Besides the moto-taxi, some cities have the motoboy, who delivers packages.
Felipe: (slow) Além do moto-táxi, algumas cidades tem o motoboy, que faz entrega de encomendas.
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: ônibus
[pause]Eric: bus
Felipe: carro
[pause]Eric: car
Felipe: avião
[pause]Eric: plane
Felipe: van
[pause]Eric: van
Felipe: moto-táxi
[pause]Eric: moto-taxi

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five frequently-used modes of transportation 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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