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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 old are you? In Portuguese this is
Felipe: Quantos anos você tem?
Paloma: The first word in the question is
Felipe: quantos
Paloma: meaning “how many” in English.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) quantos
Paloma: Listen again and repeat.
Felipe: quantos
{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: anos
Paloma: meaning “years.”
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) anos
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: anos
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: quantos anos
{pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: você
Paloma: meaning “you”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) você
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: você
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: quantos anos você
{pause}
Paloma: And after that
Felipe: tem
Paloma: meaning “have”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) tem
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: tem
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Felipe: quantos anos você tem
{pause}
Paloma: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “How old are you?”
Felipe: Eu tenho dezoito anos.
Paloma: "I'm 18 years old.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Felipe: (Slow) Eu tenho dezoito anos.
{pause}
Paloma: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Felipe: eu
Paloma: means “I.”
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) eu
Paloma: Now repeat
Felipe: eu
{Pause}
Paloma: And after that
Felipe: tenho
Paloma: meaning “have”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) tenho
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: tenho
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: dezoito
Paloma: meaning “eighteen”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) dezoito
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: dezoito
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: anos
Paloma: meaning “years”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) anos
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: anos
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the speaker say, “I'm 18 years old”, and then repeat.
Felipe: Eu tenho dezoito anos.
{pause}
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace 18 with 20.
Felipe: vinte
Paloma: twenty
Felipe: (slow) vinte (regular) vinte
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 20
Felipe: Eu tenho vinte anos.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 18. Say I'm 20 years old.
{pause}
Felipe: Eu tenho vinte anos.
Paloma: To expand on the pattern, replace 20 with 25.
Felipe: vinte e cinco
Paloma: twenty-five
Felipe: (slow) vinte e cinco (regular) vinte e cinco
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 25
Felipe: Eu tenho vinte e cinco anos.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 20. Say “I'm 25 years old.”
{pause}
Felipe: Eu tenho vinte e cinco anos.
Paloma: To expand on the pattern, replace 25 with 30.
Felipe: trinta
Paloma: thirty
Felipe: (slow) trinta (regular) trinta
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 30
Felipe: Eu tenho trinta anos.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Portuguese for 25. Say I'm 30 years old.
{pause}
Felipe: Eu tenho trinta anos.
QUIZ
Paloma: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Brazil and someone asks you how old you are. You are 18. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Quantos anos você tem? (five seconds)
Eu tenho dezoito anos.
Paloma: Imagine you are 20. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Quantos anos você tem? (five seconds)
Eu tenho vinte anos.
Paloma: Now imagine you are twenty-five. Answer the speaker's question.
Felipe: Quantos anos você tem? (five seconds)
Eu tenho vinte e cinco anos.
Paloma: Imagine you're thirty. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Quantos anos você tem? (five seconds)
Eu tenho trinta anos.
Paloma: You want to ask someone how old they are. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Felipe: Quantos anos você tem?
Paloma: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Felipe: Quantos anos você tem?
{pause}

Outro

Paloma: This is the end of Lesson 11

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How old are you? in Portuguese

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Olá Laura,


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