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Hello and welcome to Portuguese Survival Phrases brought to you by PortuguesePod101.com, this course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Brazil. You will be surprised at how far a little Portuguese will go.
Now, before we jump in, remember to stop by PortuguesePod101.com and there, you will find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.

Lesson focus

In Brazilian culture, when you go out to eat in a group, each person pays their own way. Some exceptions do exist like employer-sponsored meals, but unless you've been told otherwise, plan to pay for what you eat.
When you are in a public setting like a restaurant, there aren't any special rituals or prayers that happen before or after you eat. That said, Brazilian culture is a food culture, and phrases like Que comida deliciosa! or Isto é muito gostoso! will fill the air.
Let's look at these two phrases a bit. First, we'll look at que comida deliciosa.
que comida deliciosa.
Let’s break it down: que comida deliciosa.
And one time fast: que comida deliciosa.
This phrase means "What delicious food."
The second phrase is Isto é muito gostoso. Isto é muito gostoso.
Let’s break it down: Isto é muito gostoso.
And one time fast: Isto é muito gostoso.
This phrase means "This is very tasty." The first two words are isto é, and they mean "this is."
isto é
isto é
The next word is muito, and it means "very." We talked about it in the lesson on "Thank you," so let's review it right now.
The last word is gostoso, and it means "tasty," but it can have many other meanings. For example, fleece coats are often described as gostoso because they're so soft.
All together, we have Isto é muito gostoso. Literally, this means "This is very tasty."
Brazil has many different regions, and in each region, food is prepared differently. The simple, normal, everyday meal consists of rice, beans, salad, some kind of vegetable, and a piece of meat. The food is always fresh, so it needs to be washed, cut, seasoned, and lastly, cooked, which takes anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour and forty-five minutes.
Cultural Insights
The most important meal in a Brazilian's day is lunch. Dinner is usually more like a snack to keep you from getting hungry before bed, like a banana and some tea or milk and a piece of cake. Leftovers from lunch are eaten for dinner also so that nothing is wasted and so that lunch can be made fresh the next day.


Okay, to close out this lesson, we'd like you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you're responsible for saying it aloud. You have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so boa sorte!
"What delicious food." - Que comida deliciosa.
Que comida deliciosa.
Que comida deliciosa.
"This is very tasty." - Isto é muito gostoso.
Isto é muito gostoso.
Isto é muito gostoso.
Alright, that's going to do it for today. Remember to stop by PortuguesePod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.