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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 25! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to fine arts. These are five famous Brazilian writers. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at PortuguesePod101.com.

Lesson focus

Eric: Felipe, what’s our first name?
Felipe: Machado de Assis
Eric: Machado de Assis
Felipe: (slow) Machado de Assis (regular) Machado de Assis
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Machado de Assis
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Machado de Assis was an advocate of monarchism and is regarded as the greatest author of Brazilian literature. His work spans practically all literary genres.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Felipe: (normal) As obras mais famosas de Machado de Assis são "Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas" e "Dom Casmurro."
Eric: The most famous works of Machado de Assis are “The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas” and “Dom Casmurro.”
Felipe: (slow) As obras mais famosas de Machado de Assis são "Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas" e "Dom Casmurro."
Eric: Okay, what’s the next name?
Felipe: Paulo Coelho
Eric: Paulo Coelho
Felipe: (slow) Paulo Coelho (regular) Paulo Coelho
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Paulo Coelho
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Paulo Coelho is probably the most famous Brazilian writer worldwide and is one of the most widely-read authors in the world today. His best-seller "The Alchemist" has been translated into 67 languages.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Felipe: (normal) Paulo Coelho é um dos membros da Academia Brasileira de Letras desde 2002.
Eric: Paulo Coelho has been one of the members of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002.
Felipe: (slow) Paulo Coelho é um dos membros da Academia Brasileira de Letras desde 2002.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next name?
Felipe: Monteiro Lobato
Eric: Monteiro Lobato
Felipe: (slow) Monteiro Lobato (regular) Monteiro Lobato
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Monteiro Lobato
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Monteiro Lobato is most known for his children's books, but he was also a great fiction writer, translator, and art critic.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Felipe: (normal) Monteiro Lobato escreveu o livro infantil "Sítio do Picapau Amarelo".
Eric: Monteiro Lobato wrote the kids’ book “Yellow Woodpecker Farm.”
Felipe: (slow) Monteiro Lobato escreveu o livro infantil "Sítio do Picapau Amarelo."
Eric: Okay, what’s the next name?
Felipe: Cecília Meireles
Eric: Cecília Meireles
Felipe: (slow) Cecília Meireles (regular) Cecília Meireles
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Cecília Meireles
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Cecília Meireles was a Brazilian poet and educator, and is considered Brazil’s finest female poet, as well as one of the great female poets in the Portuguese language.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Felipe: (normal) Cecília Meireles aborda temas como vida, amor e tempo nas suas obras.
Eric: Cecília Meireles approaches themes like life, love, and time in her works.
Felipe: (slow) Cecília Meireles aborda temas como vida, amor e tempo nas suas obras.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last name?
Felipe: Lygia Fagundes Telles
Eric: Lygia Fagundes Telles
Felipe: (slow) Lygia Fagundes Telles (regular) Lygia Fagundes Telles
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: Lygia Fagundes Telles
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Lygia Fagundes Telles is a novelist and short-story writer and winner of the Camões Prize, the greatest Portuguese language literary award. Telles is one of the three female members of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Felipe: (normal) As principais obras de Lygia Fagundes Telles são "Ciranda de Pedra", "As Meninas" e "As Horas Nuas".
Eric: The main works from Lygia Fagundes Telles are “The Marble Dance,” “The Girl in the Photograph,” and “The Naked Hours.”
Felipe: (slow) As principais obras de Lygia Fagundes Telles são "Ciranda de Pedra", "As Meninas" e "As Horas Nuas".
QUIZ
Eric: Okay, listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Felipe will give you the Portuguese – please repeat it out loud! Are you ready?
Felipe: Machado de Assis
[pause]Eric: Machado de Assis
Felipe: Paulo Coelho
[pause]Eric: Paulo Coelho
Felipe: Monteiro Lobato
[pause]Eric: Monteiro Lobato
Felipe: Cecília Meireles
[pause]Eric: Cecília Meireles
Felipe: Lygia Fagundes Telles
[pause]Eric: Lygia Fagundes Telles

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five writers in Brazil! We have more vocab lists available at PortuguesePod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone, see you in another series!
Felipe: Tchau.

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Have you read the works of any famous writer in Brazil?