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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 23! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to transportation and life around town. These are five chain stores that are popular 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: Habib's
Eric: a Middle Eastern fast food restaurant
Felipe: (slow) Habib's (regular) Habib's
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Habib's
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Habib's is a Brazilian restaurant chain that sells Middle Eastern fast food. Its most famous items are sfiha and kibbeh, but its other dishes are also highly appreciated by Brazilians.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) No delivery do Habib's, se a entrega demorar mais de 28 minutos, o pedido sai grátis.
Eric: In Habib's delivery, if the delivery takes longer than 28 minutes, the order is free.
Felipe: (slow) No delivery do Habib's, se a entrega demorar mais de 28 minutos, o pedido sai grátis.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Magazine Luiza
Eric: a furniture and domestic appliance retail store
Felipe: (slow) Magazine Luiza (regular) Magazine Luiza
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Magazine Luiza
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Magazine Luiza is one of Brazil’s biggest furniture and domestic appliance retail store chains. Its selling technique with repayments allow people with lower incomes to buy furniture and appliances at a low monthly cost.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O slogan do Magazine Luiza é "Vem ser feliz!".
Eric: Magazine Luiza's slogan is “Come to be happy!”
Felipe: (slow) O slogan do Magazine Luiza é "Vem ser feliz!".
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: O Boticário
Eric: a cosmetics and fragrance store
Felipe: (slow) O Boticário (regular) O Boticário
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: O Boticário
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: O Boticário is a Brazilian cosmetics company and is the largest cosmetic franchise in the world, with over 3,000 stores worldwide.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) É muito comum dar produtos dO Boticário de presente para mulheres e moças.
Eric: It's very common to give O Boticário products as gifts to women and girls.
Felipe: (slow) É muito comum dar produtos dO Boticário de presente para mulheres e moças.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: Lojas Americanas
Eric: a retail chain store
Felipe: (slow) Lojas Americanas (regular) Lojas Americanas
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Lojas Americanas
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Lojas Americanas is a discount retail chain which sells 60,000 items, including clothing, cosmetics, appliances, toys, food, and books. Currently it's present in 22 states and the Federal District.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) As Lojas Americanas é controlada pelos bilionários Jorge Paulo Lehman, Marcel Telles e Carlos Sicupira.
Eric: The Lojas Americanas is controlled by the billionaires Jorge Paulo Lehman, Marcel Telles and Carlos Sicupira.
Felipe: (slow) As Lojas Americanas é controlada pelos bilionários Jorge Paulo Lehman, Marcel Telles e Carlos Sicupira.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: Grupo Pão de Açúcar
Eric: a supermarket chain
Felipe: (slow) Grupo Pão de Açúcar (regular) Grupo Pão de Açúcar
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Grupo Pão de Açúcar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Pão de Açúcar Group is Brazil’s largest supermarket chain. It has around 1,800 stores under different names.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O Grupo Pão de Açúcar possui lojas para pessoas de todas as rendas.
Eric: The Pão de Açúcar Group has stores for people with all incomes.
Felipe: (slow) O Grupo Pão de Açúcar possui lojas para pessoas de todas as rendas.
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: Habib's
[pause]Eric: a Middle Eastern fast food restaurant
Felipe: Magazine Luiza
[pause]Eric: a furniture and domestic appliance retail store
Felipe: O Boticário
[pause]Eric: a cosmetics and fragrance store
Felipe: Lojas Americanas
[pause]Eric: a retail chain store
Felipe: Grupo Pão de Açúcar
[pause]Eric: a supermarket chain

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five popular chain stores 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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