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INTRODUCTION
Paloma: In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Portuguese learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.

Lesson focus

Paloma: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question How is the food? In Portuguese this is
Felipe: Como está a comida?
Paloma: The first word in the question is
Felipe: como
Paloma: meaning “how” in English.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) como
Paloma: Listen again and repeat.
Felipe: como
{Pause}
Paloma: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Felipe: está
Paloma: meaning “is”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) está
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: está
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: como está
{pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: a
Paloma: meaning “the”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) a
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: a
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: como está a
{pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: comida
Paloma: meaning “food”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) comida
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: comida
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Felipe: como está a comida?
{pause}
Paloma: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “How is the food?”
Felipe: Está deliciosa.
Paloma: "It's delicious.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Felipe: (Slow) Está deliciosa.
{pause}
Paloma: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Felipe: está
Paloma: meaning “is”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) está
Paloma: Now repeat
Felipe: está
{Pause}
Paloma: And after that
Felipe: deliciosa
Paloma: meaning “tasty”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) deliciosa
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: deliciosa
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the speaker say, “It's delicious”, and then repeat.
Felipe: Está deliciosa.
{pause}
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace “delicious” with “very good.”
Felipe: muito boa
Paloma: very good
Felipe: (slow) muito boa (regular) muito boa
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “very good”
Felipe: Está muito boa.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “delicious”. Say “It's very good”
{pause}
Felipe: Está muito boa.
Paloma: To expand on the pattern, replace “very good” with “so-so”.
Felipe: mais ou menos
Paloma: so-so
Felipe: (slow) mais ou menos (regular) mais ou menos
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “so-so”
Felipe: Está mais ou menos.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Portuguese for very good. Say “It's so-so”
{pause}
Felipe: Está mais ou menos.
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace “so-so” with “too salty”.
Felipe: muito salgada
Paloma: too salty
Felipe: (slow) muito salgada (regular) muito salgada
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “too salty”
Felipe: Está muito salgada.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Portuguese for “so-so”. Say “It's too salty”
{pause}
Felipe: Está muito salgada.
QUIZ
Paloma: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Brazil and someone asks you your opinion on the food you're eating. You want to say it's delicious. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Como está a comida? (five seconds) Está deliciosa.
Paloma: Now, you want to say it's very good. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Como está a comida? (five seconds) Está muito boa.
Paloma: you want to say it's so-so. Answer the speaker's question.
Felipe: Como está a comida? (five seconds) Está mais ou menos.
Paloma: You want to say it's too salty. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Como está a comida? (five seconds) Está muito salgada.
Paloma: Now you want to know what -that- person thinks of the meal. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Felipe: Como está a comida?
{pause}

Outro

Paloma: This is the end of Lesson 10

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How is the Brazilian food?

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easy to learn, great