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INTRODUCTION
John: Must-Know Portuguese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 9 - Talking About an Injury
John: Hi, everyone. I'm John.
Ana Clara: And I'm Ana Clara.
John: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Portuguese about being injured. Eduardo suffers a painful injury, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment.
Ana Clara: Dessa vez me machuquei mesmo. Sem treinos por algumas semanas.
John: Meaning - "This time I really got injured. No training for a few weeks." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Eduardo: Dessa vez me machuquei mesmo. Sem treinos por algumas semanas.
(clicking sound)
André: Uiui.
Lígia: Você se recupera rápido! Não vai demorar tudo isso.
Gabriela: Espero que não tenha sido nada sério.
Luiza: Vamos pôr gelo todo dia.
John: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Eduardo: Dessa vez me machuquei mesmo. Sem treinos por algumas semanas.
John: "This time I really got injured. No training for a few weeks."
(clicking sound)
André: Uiui.
John: "Ouch."
Lígia: Você se recupera rápido! Não vai demorar tudo isso.
John: "You'll recover soon! It won't take that long."
Gabriela: Espero que não tenha sido nada sério.
John: "I hope it wasn't serious."
Luiza: Vamos pôr gelo todo dia.
John: "We'll put ice on it every day."
POST
John: Listen again to Eduardo's post.
Ana Clara: Dessa vez me machuquei mesmo. Sem treinos por algumas semanas.
John: "This time I really got injured. No training for a few weeks."
Ana Clara: (SLOW) Dessa vez me machuquei mesmo. Sem treinos por algumas semanas. (Regular) Dessa vez me machuquei mesmo. Sem treinos por algumas semanas.
John: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "This time I really got injured."
Ana Clara: Dessa vez me machuquei mesmo.
John: The first word in this phrase is a contraction. The preposition…
Ana Clara: de
John: is combined with the demonstrative pronoun
Ana Clara: essa
John: Together it forms
Ana Clara: dessa
John: which means "this."
Ana Clara: Essa/esse
John: means whatever is closer to the speaker. Listen again- "This time I really got injured." is...
Ana Clara: (SLOW) Dessa vez me machuquei mesmo. (REGULAR) Dessa vez me machuquei mesmo.
John: Then comes the phrase - "No training for a few weeks."
Ana Clara: Sem treinos por algumas semanas.
John: The first word means "without." However, it's also used in Portuguese at the beginning of sentences to designate when there isn't or there won't be something. Listen again- "No training for a few weeks." is...
Ana Clara: (SLOW) Sem treinos por algumas semanas. (REGULAR) Sem treinos por algumas semanas.
John: All together, it's "This time I really got injured. No training for a few weeks."
Ana Clara: Dessa vez me machuquei mesmo. Sem treinos por algumas semanas.
COMMENTS
John: In response, Eduardo's friends leave some comments.
John: His nephew, André, uses an expression meaning - "Ouch."
Ana Clara: (SLOW) Uiui. (REGULAR) Uiui.
[Pause]
Ana Clara: Uiui.
John: Use this expression to sympathize.
John: His high school friend, Lígia, uses an expression meaning - "You'll recover soon! It won't take that long."
Ana Clara: (SLOW) Você se recupera rápido! Não vai demorar tudo isso. (REGULAR) Você se recupera rápido! Não vai demorar tudo isso.
[Pause]
Ana Clara: Você se recupera rápido! Não vai demorar tudo isso.
John: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
John: His neighbor, Gabriela, uses an expression meaning - "I hope it wasn't serious."
Ana Clara: (SLOW) Espero que não tenha sido nada sério. (REGULAR) Espero que não tenha sido nada sério.
[Pause]
Ana Clara: Espero que não tenha sido nada sério.
John: Use this expression to show you are concerned.
John: His girlfriend, Luiza, uses an expression meaning - "We'll put ice on it every day."
Ana Clara: (SLOW) Vamos pôr gelo todo dia. (REGULAR) Vamos pôr gelo todo dia.
[Pause]
Ana Clara: Vamos pôr gelo todo dia.
John: Use this expression to be positive.

Outro

John: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being injured, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know, and we'll see you next time!
Ana Clara: Tchau!

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If a friend posted something about being injured which phrase would you use?