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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 5! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five common Brazilian sweets and desserts. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at PortuguesePod101.com

Lesson focus

Eric: Felipe, what’s our first word?
Felipe: brigadeiro
Eric: Brazilian chocolate truffle
Felipe: (slow) brigadeiro (regular) brigadeiro
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: brigadeiro
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: This chocolate truffle is usually served at birthday parties with other similar sweets. The recipe is very easy, as it’s basically chocolate powder, condensed milk, and butter covered in granulated chocolate.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Nós sempre preparamos beijinhos e brigadeiros para as festas de aniversário.
Eric: We always prepare coconut truffles and chocolate truffles for birthday parties.
Felipe: (slow) Nós sempre preparamos beijinhos e brigadeiros para as festas de aniversário.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: quindim
Eric: egg yolk and coconut baked dessert
Felipe: (slow) quindim (regular) quindim
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: quindim
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Quindim has an intense yellow color, a very sweet taste, and a soft consistency. The sweet is a combination of Portuguese flavors like egg yolks with local flavors like coconut and sugarcane sugar.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Uma receita básica de quindim leva mais de dez gemas de ovo!
Eric: A basic quindim recipe takes more than ten egg yolks!
Felipe: (slow) Uma receita básica de quindim leva mais de dez gemas de ovo!
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: bolo de fubá
Eric: cornmeal cake
Felipe: (slow) bolo de fubá (regular) bolo de fubá
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: bolo de fubá
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Cornmeal cake is a very traditional recipe made in every Brazilian home. There are some variations, like a creamy cornmeal cake or guava paste-filled one. It is usually eaten as an afternoon snack with a cup of coffee or tea.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) O bolo de fubá é muito comum no inverno, na época das festas juninas.
Eric: Cornmeal cake is very common during winter, in the June festival season.
Felipe: (slow) O bolo de fubá é muito comum no inverno, na época das festas juninas.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: tapioca
Eric: cassava pancake
Felipe: (slow) tapioca (regular) tapioca
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: tapioca
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Tapioca is a kind of pancake that originated in the northern part of Brazil. There are many variations of this dish, but it's usually filled with a sweet or savory filling and folded in half.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) A tapioca também é chamada de "beiju" por algumas pessoas.
Eric: Tapioca is also called 'beiju' by some people.
Felipe: (slow) A tapioca também é chamada de "beiju" por algumas pessoas.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: pamonha
Eric: sweet corn-paste wrapped in husks
Felipe: (slow) pamonha (regular) pamonha
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: pamonha
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Pamonha is a Brazilian dish similar to the Mexican tamale. They are usually sweet, but there are also savory flavors. Sweets made of corn are commonly associated with June festivals.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) A cidade de Piracicaba é muito famosa pelas suas pamonhas.
Eric: Piracicaba city is very famous for its pamonhas.
Felipe: (slow) A cidade de Piracicaba é muito famosa pelas suas pamonhas.
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: brigadeiro
[pause]Eric: Brazilian chocolate truffle
Felipe: quindim
[pause]Eric: egg yolk and coconut baked dessert
Felipe: bolo de fubá
[pause]Eric: cornmeal cake
Felipe: tapioca
[pause]Eric: cassava pancake
Felipe: pamonha
[pause]Eric: sweet corn-paste wrapped in husks

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five sweets and desserts 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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