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INTRODUCTION
Wherever your destination may be, manners are a must! Portugal is no different. So in our very first lesson, we'll be teaching you simple expressions that are bound to come in handy throughout your trip to Portugal. I can’t stress this enough: a little a bit of language can go a long way!
GRAMMAR POINT
In Portugal, the most simple way of saying “Thank you” is
Obrigado.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) o-bri-ga-do.
Once more:
O-bri-ga-do.
Obrigado is a participle, which in English will be literally translated as “obligated”. But Obrigado is used just like “thank you” in English.
There will be occasions when you will want to express gratitude in a more polite and appreciative manner, and then you should use the expression “muito obrigado”.
Let’s break that down:
(slow) Mui-to o-bri-ga-do.
Once more:
Muito obrigado.
The second word “muito” means “much” or “very”, so the English equivalent for “Muito obrigado” is “Thank you very much”.
Portuguese has gender. Gender is a grammatical concept, so we won't get into how it works, but it does affect the word "obrigado."
Luckily, the rule is simple: if you are a man, say "obrigado" in all of the phrases we practiced. However, if you are a woman, you should say "obrigada" with the letter "A" at the end.
Can you hear the difference?
"obrigado" – "obrigada."
The male word is "obrigado" and the female word is "obrigada."
Let’s break that down:
(slow) o-bri-ga-da
Once more:
obrigada.
The "muito" doesn’t change. So, for women, it would be "muito obrigada" for "thank you very much"
(slow) muito obrigada
muito obrigada

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi PortuguesePod101.com Listeners! Thank you for joining us at PortuguesePod101.com! Why are you studying European Portuguese? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Hi Jolie,


Glad to hear that you are planning to visit the country!


We also offer courses in European Portuguese:

http://www.PortuguesePod101.com/index.php?cat=39 (Learn with Pictures and Video: European Portuguese – 25 lessons)


http://www.PortuguesePod101.com/index.php?cat=38 (In this module, Throwback Thursday, you’ll find many European Portuguese lessons – please check lessons 141, 177, 187, 190, 215, and 233).


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Jolie
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Going to Portugal next year and don’t want to be confused by the Brazilian dialect. Please add more European Portuguese..you learning style is great, but limited European options.

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Hi Phyllis,


Thank you for your message!


We also offer courses in European Portuguese:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/index.php?cat=39 (Learn with Pictures and Video: European Portuguese – 25 lessons)

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/index.php?cat=38 (In this module, Throwback Thursday, you’ll find many European Portuguese lessons – please check lessons 141, 177, 187, 190, 215, and 233).


But at the moment our Listening related classes are more focused on Brazilian Portuguese:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/lesson-library/portuguese-listening-comprehension-for-absolute-beginners/


We're constantly adding new lessons to our website, so please stay tuned.


Thank you for your patience!


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Phyllis Smith
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I am studying European Portuguese because I like visiting Portugal and I like the feeling of being able to understand the accents from the "Old Country." For now I find when I am given Brazilian Portuguese it confuses me with the differences in usage in respect to pronoun usage, possessive adjectives, pronunciation, etc.


Further to that, I would like to see some intensive lessons dealing with listening comprehension of the European Portuguese speakers. The language one hears in the bars, shops, streets, etc. A Portuguese film, song, or TV show would be a great learning tool in this respect also.


I can read and understand quite a bit of Portuguese, but I am terrible at listening comprehension and find I need more lessons geared to that aspect of the learning experience.. I could even speak enough to be understood by a native speaker. Alas, it is of little help when I do not know what is being said by the native speaker.


I am thoroughly enjoying the course, however, and want to be a good speaker of the language in both countries.....but Portugal first.


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Oi Marco!

Welcome to Portugal!

I hope you enjoy our lessons! Let us know if you have any questions or need any help!


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Marco
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Oh..desculpe...course not curse, of course! Marco

Marco
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Hi I am Marco from the Uk. recently moved to Portugal with my partner who is Portuguese. I really love this place in the mountains of Castelo Branco, the people and now the language. I'm sure this curse will be a great help. thank you.