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INTRODUCTION
Once you are in the pharmacy, you will need to explain how you feel in order to let the pharmacist give you the right medicines. In this lesson, we’ll work on explaining symptoms so you can get the proper treatment and any medicine you may need.
Let’s try to make a list of all the possible things you might need.
GRAMMAR POINT
In Portuguese, “medicine for flu and colds” is remédio para a gripe.
(slow) Re-mé-di-o pa-ra a gri-pe
Remédio para a gripe.
“medicine for flu and colds, please” in Portuguese is
Um remédio para a gripe, por favor.
Let’s break it down.
(slow) Um remédio para a gripe, por favor.
Um remédio para a gripe, por favor.
The first word um means “a” or “an”
(slow) Um.
Um.
Then you have remédio, which means “drug”.
(slow) remédio.
remédio.
Next comes the word para translated in English as “for”.
(slow) Pa-ra.
para.
After that we have a gripe the equivalent of “the flu”.
(slow) a gri-pe.
a gripe.
And at the end we have por favor (please).
All together that is:
(slow) Um rem-é-di-o pa-ra a gri-pe por fa-vor.
Um remédio para a gripe por favor.
Let’s see how to explain your symptoms.
In Portuguese, “I have a headache” is
Tenho uma dor de cabeça.
Let's break it down.
(slow) Tenho uma dor de ca-be-ça.
Now let's hear it once again.
Tenho uma dor de cabeça.
The first word is tenho, which means "(I) have."
(slow) tenho.
tenho.
Next we have, uma which means “a”.
(slow) uma.
uma.
Then we have dor de cabeça. Literally this translates as "pain of head." But this fixed phrase means "headache" in English.
(slow) dor de ca-be-ça
dor de cabeça.
Altogether, we have Tenho uma dor de cabeça, which means “I have headache”.
(slow) Tenho uma dor de ca-be-ça.
Tenho uma dor de cabeça.
If it’s your stomach that’s hurting, you can say
Tenho uma dor de estômago.
Let’s break it down by syllable and hear it one more time.
(slow) Tenho uma dor de es-tô-ma-go.
We just replaced cabeça from the previous sentence with estômago, the word for stomach.
(slow) Es-tô-ma-go.
Es-tô-ma-go.
Let’s hear the entire sentence again.
Tenho uma dor de estômago.
This sentence is easy to use for other aches too, just change the word estômago with other body parts.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi listeners! Let's practice explaining some common symptoms together! It's better to be prepared to this eventuality, right?

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Saturday at 09:02 AM
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Olá James Esquivel,


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James Esquivel
Saturday at 04:43 AM
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The slow version is useless! Sounds like gibberish.

The individual words should not be broken down into syllables but only separated from each other.