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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 4! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five common home-cooked meals 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: arroz com feijão
Eric: rice with beans
Felipe: (slow) arroz com feijão (regular) arroz com feijão
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: arroz com feijão
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Rice with beans is the staple food of Brazil, consumed during lunch and dinner. It's usually eaten with some kind of meat and a salad or vegetables sauteed in oil. The beans can be black or pinto beans depending on the region.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Para muitos, uma refeição sem arroz com feijão não sustenta.
Eric: To many, a meal without rice with beans doesn't sustain the body.
Felipe: (slow) Para muitos, uma refeição sem arroz com feijão não sustenta.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: panqueca
Eric: pancake
Felipe: (slow) panqueca (regular) panqueca
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: panqueca
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Brazilian pancakes are very thin and savory, similar to a crepe. They are usually filled with ground beef, ham and cheese, or shredded chicken with sauce.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) No Brasil, não é muito comum comer panqueca doce.
Eric: In Brazil, it's not common to eat sweet pancakes.
Felipe: (slow) No Brasil, não é muito comum comer panqueca doce.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: strogonoff
Eric: stroganoff
Felipe: (slow) strogonoff (regular) strogonoff
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: strogonoff
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: This Russian dish also has a Brazilian variation. It's usually prepared with chicken or beef, tomato sauce, mushrooms, and heavy whipping cream and then served with rice and potato sticks.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Strogonoff é o prato predileto de muitas crianças, especialmente por causa da batata-palha.
Eric: Stroganoff is the favorite dish of many kids, especially because of the potato sticks.
Felipe: (slow) Strogonoff é o prato predileto de muitas crianças, especialmente por causa da batata-palha.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: macarronada
Eric: pasta dish
Felipe: (slow) macarronada (regular) macarronada
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: macarronada
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Macarronada is commonly prepared for Sunday lunches when the family is all gathered. This is probably a tradition that was brought to Brazil by the Italian immigrants. It's usually spaghetti bolognese, but it can also be other kinds of pasta or sauce as well.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Toda a família se reúne para comer a macarronada de domingo.
Eric: All the family gathers to eat the Sunday pasta.
Felipe: (slow) Toda a família se reúne para comer a macarronada de domingo.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: torta salgada
Eric: savory pie
Felipe: (slow) torta salgada (regular) torta salgada
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: torta salgada
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: There are countless recipes and styles of savory pies. The simpler pies usually contain canned tuna or sardines mixed with vegetables, while the more elaborate will feature ingredients like chicken and requeijão cream cheese or shrimp.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) A torta salgada pode ser preparada com ingredientes simples que podem ser encontrados em qualquer casa brasileira.
Eric: The savory pie can be prepared with simple ingredients that can be found in any Brazilian home.
Felipe: (slow) A torta salgada pode ser preparada com ingredientes simples que podem ser encontrados em qualquer casa brasileira.
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: arroz com feijão
[pause]Eric: rice with beans
Felipe: panqueca
[pause]Eric: pancake
Felipe: strogonoff
[pause]Eric: stroganoff
Felipe: macarronada
[pause]Eric: pasta dish
Felipe: torta salgada
[pause]Eric: savory pie

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five popular home-cooked meals 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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