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Hi, everybody! In this lesson, you'll learn some important phrases for Christmas in Brazil and some valuable cultural tips.
In Portuguese, Christmas is called...
[slowly] Natal
Christmas is the most important festival of the year.
Brazilian people decorate their homes, streets, and shops with lights and Christmas trees. Children write Santa Claus letters before Christmas to ask for special gifts. It's a special family time!
On Natal, or "Christmas Day," Brazilian people greet each other by saying Feliz Natal!
(slow) Feliz Natal!
It means "Merry Christmas!"
When you meet someone on Christmas day, be sure to greet them with this phrase.
Brazilian people celebrate the holiday with their own special events and customs. The most popular food to eat on Christmas is...
Peru assado
(slow) Peru assado
It means "roasted turkey."
Roasted turkey is popular for Christmas dinner.
It's served with a large spread of dishes, such as kale with garlic, local fruits, nuts, Brazil's signature rice, and salad. Italian panettone is a popular bread for Christmas meals.
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what you've learned. Listen to the words and repeat after me.
* beep
"Merry Christmas"
Feliz Natal!
* beep
Feliz Natal!
Peru assado
* beep
Peru assado
Well done! [pause] Here's a fun fact! Do you know what the most crowded place in Brazil is during the Christmas holiday?
The most crowded place is the beach, as Christmas is celebrated in the summer. Many people go there to spend Christmas and New Year's. It's better to plan holidays as early as possible, as accommodation gets booked quickly.
You just learned about how Brazilian people celebrate Christmas and some important facts about the holiday.
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See you soon! Tchau.