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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 22! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to transportation and life around town. These are five common shops or services you’ll find in Brazilian towns. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at PortuguesePod101.com.

Lesson focus

Eric: Felipe, what’s our first word?
Felipe: feira
Eric: street market
Felipe: (slow) feira (regular) feira
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: feira
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Street markets in Brazil tend to have very early hours, and are open once or twice a week. The main products you will find there are different fruits, vegetables, and fish.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Na feira, sempre tem uma barraquinha de pastel e caldo de cana.
Eric: In a street market, there's always a pastel and sugarcane juice stall.
Felipe: (slow) Na feira, sempre tem uma barraquinha de pastel e caldo de cana.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: lanchonete
Eric: snack shop
Felipe: (slow) lanchonete (regular) lanchonete
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: lanchonete
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: These are snack shops that sell fast food like sandwiches, burgers, snacks, and sweets. They are usually open all day, and people can go there to get any of their meals.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) A lanchonete vende muitos tipos de salgadinhos.
Eric: The snack shop sells many types of snacks.
Felipe: (slow) A lanchonete vende muitos tipos de salgadinhos.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: pastelaria
Eric: pastel restaurant
Felipe: (slow) pastelaria (regular) pastelaria
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: pastelaria
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Pastelarias sell pastel, a deep-fried thin crust pie with assorted fillings. They are usually fried after you order, and common fillings are ground meat, mozzarella, heart of palm, catupiry cream cheese, and chicken.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Muitos donos de pastelaria são descendentes de japoneses.
Eric: Many pastel restaurant owners are Japanese descendants.
Felipe: (slow) Muitos donos de pastelaria são descendentes de japoneses.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: hipermercado
Eric: hypermarket
Felipe: (slow) hipermercado (regular) hipermercado
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: hipermercado
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: A hypermarket sells anything a person might need for their home, from food to clothing to home appliances. Some of them are open 24/7, so people can shop for their necessities at any hour of the day.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Muitos brasileiros fazem a compra do mês ou da semana num hipermercado.
Eric: Many Brazilians do the monthly or weekly grocery shopping at a hypermarket.
Felipe: (slow) Muitos brasileiros fazem a compra do mês ou da semana num hipermercado.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: restaurante de comida por quilo
Eric: per kilo food restaurant
Felipe: (slow) restaurante de comida por quilo (regular) restaurante de comida por quilo
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: restaurante de comida por quilo
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Per kilo food restaurants are buffet-style restaurants with a scale to weigh the plate. It's a good option for lunch when people don't have much time, because they can quickly grab the amount of food they want and eat. Some per kilo restaurants also allow you to eat as much as you want for a fixed price.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Num restaurante de comida por quilo, também é possível comprar marmitex.
Eric: In a per kilo food restaurant, it's also possible to take it to go.
Felipe: (slow) Num restaurante de comida por quilo, também é possível comprar marmitex.
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: feira
[pause]Eric: street market
Felipe: lanchonete
[pause]Eric: snack shop
Felipe: pastelaria
[pause]Eric: pastel restaurant
Felipe: hipermercado
[pause]Eric: hypermarket
Felipe: restaurante de comida por quilo
[pause]Eric: per kilo food restaurant

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five shops or services in town 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 were out for shopping in Brazil, what kind of items would you buy?