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

Lesson focus

Eric: Felipe, what’s our first word?
Felipe: açaí
Eric: açaí berry
Felipe: (slow) açaí (regular) açaí
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: açaí
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Açaí is a fruit from the Amazon that’s known for boosting energy levels. It's widely consumed nowadays in Brazil as juice, smoothies, "açaí in the bowl," and other foods, energy drinks, supplements, and even cosmetics.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Algumas cidades têm lanchonetes que vendem polpa de açaí com vários tipos de acompanhamentos.
Eric: Some cities have diners that sell açaí pulp with many kinds of toppings.
Felipe: (slow) Algumas cidades têm lanchonetes que vendem polpa de açaí com vários tipos de acompanhamentos.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: jabuticaba
Eric: jabuticaba berry
Felipe: (slow) jabuticaba (regular) jabuticaba
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: jabuticaba
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Jabuticaba trees are peculiar because flowers and fruit grow directly from its trunk. It's also known as the Brazilian grape tree since the fruit looks like a thick-skinned grape, but it's white, sweet and gelatinous inside.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) A árvore da jabuticaba se chama jabuticabeira.
Eric: The jabuticaba tree is called jabuticabeira.
Felipe: (slow) A árvore da jabuticaba se chama jabuticabeira.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: pequi
Eric: pequi
Felipe: (slow) pequi (regular) pequi
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: pequi
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Pequi is a fruit from the Brazilian savanna. It's widely used in local cuisine, especially in Goiás and Minas Gerais states, and it has an important role in the local indigenous culture.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Um prato típico de Goiás é o arroz com pequi.
Eric: A typical dish from Goiás is rice with pequi.
Felipe: (slow) Um prato típico de Goiás é o arroz com pequi.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: pitanga
Eric: Brazilian cherry
Felipe: (slow) pitanga (regular) pitanga
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: pitanga
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: The pitanga is a small cherry that’s a great source of vitamins C and A. When red and ripe, it tastes sweet, but it may taste sour when green. It's not produced commercially since it's very fragile to transport.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Muitas crianças sobem na árvore para comer pitangas.
Eric: Many kids climb trees to eat pitangas.
Felipe: (slow) Muitas crianças sobem na árvore para comer pitangas.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: caju
Eric: cashew fruit
Felipe: (slow) caju (regular) caju
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: caju
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Cashew trees are native to northeastern Brazil. The fruit where the nut is attached is commonly used in Brazil to make juices or eaten raw, and it has high levels of vitamin C and iron. The taste is sweet but astringent.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) A castanha-de-caju é na realidade o fruto, e o caju é um pseudofruto.
Eric: In reality, the cashew nut is the fruit, and the cashew fruit is an accessory.
Felipe: (slow) A castanha-de-caju é na realidade o fruto, e o caju é um pseudofruto.
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: açaí
[pause]Eric: açaí berry
Felipe: jabuticaba
[pause]Eric: jabuticaba berry
Felipe: pequi
[pause]Eric: pequi
Felipe: pitanga
[pause]Eric: Brazilian cherry
Felipe: caju
[pause]Eric: cashew fruit

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five fruits 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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Do you eat fruits daily?