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

Lesson focus

Eric: Felipe, what’s our first word?
Felipe: paçoca
Eric: peanut candy
Felipe: (slow) paçoca (regular) paçoca
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: paçoca
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Peanut paçoca is a candy made of ground peanut, cassava flour, and sugar. It's a common sweet from the Goias and São Paulo states. There's also a savory dish with the same name that’s made of cassava flour and dried meat and is especially popular in the northeastern part of Brazil.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Sempre tem paçoca e pé-de moleque nas festas juninas.
Eric: There is always paçoca and peanut brittle in the June festivals.
Felipe: (slow) Sempre tem paçoca e pé-de moleque nas festas juninas.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: goiabada
Eric: guava paste
Felipe: (slow) goiabada (regular) goiabada
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: goiabada
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Guava paste is a sweet made of guava, sugar, and water. It’s basically a kind of jam. Guava paste can have a softer or harder consistency. It can be eaten by itself, as an ingredient to prepare other sweets, or with white cheese.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) A goiabada cascão é feita com goiabas com casca.
Eric: The cascão guava paste is made with guava with the skin on.
Felipe: (slow) A goiabada cascão é feita com goiabas com casca.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: café
Eric: coffee
Felipe: (slow) café (regular) café
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: café
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Brazil is responsible for around a third of the world’s total coffee production. Most plantations are located in Minas Gerais, São Paulo, and Paraná states. Coffee has played an important role in Brazil's development and political power.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) No Brasil, quase todo mundo toma muito café bem doce várias vezes ao dia.
Eric: In Brazil, almost everyone drinks a lot of very sweet coffee many times a day.
Felipe: (slow) No Brasil, quase todo mundo toma muito café bem doce várias vezes ao dia.
Eric: Okay, what’s the next word?
Felipe: cachaça
Eric: sugarcane distillate
Felipe: (slow) cachaça (regular) cachaça
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: cachaça
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Cachaça is the most popular Brazilian alcohol. It's a spirit made from sugarcane juice. It is drunk in shots or cocktails.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Existem mais de dois mil sinônimos para cachaça, e mais de oito mil marcas de cachaça.
Eric: There are more than two-thousand synonyms for “cachaça,” and more than eight-thousand cachaça brands.
Felipe: (slow) Existem mais de dois mil sinônimos para cachaça, e mais de oito mil marcas de cachaça.
Eric: Okay, what’s the last word?
Felipe: doce de leite
Eric: milk candy
Felipe: (slow) doce de leite (regular) doce de leite
Eric: Listeners, please repeat:
Felipe: doce de leite
[pause - 5 sec.]
Eric: Doce de leite, is a sweet that’s very common in South American countries. It's made of cow’s milk and sugar and is similar to jam. It is usually eaten with bread, crackers, or white cheese but can also be used as filling.
Eric: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Felipe: (normal) Algumas marcas de doce de leite oferecem as variedades com chocolate, amendoim, coco, ameixa, nozes ou castanha-do-Pará.
Eric: Some milk candy brands offer varieties with chocolate, peanut, coconut, plum, walnut, or Brazil nut.
Felipe: (slow) Algumas marcas de doce de leite oferecem as variedades com chocolate, amendoim, coco, ameixa, nozes ou castanha-do-Pará.
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: paçoca
[pause]Eric: peanut candy
Felipe: goiabada
[pause]Eric: guava paste
Felipe: café
[pause]Eric: coffee
Felipe: cachaça
[pause]Eric: sugarcane distillate
Felipe: doce de leite
[pause]Eric: milk candy

Outro

Eric: There you have it – five food souvenirs 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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