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INTRODUCTION
Paloma: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "Do you have any brothers and sisters?"

Lesson focus

Paloma: In Portuguese this is
Felipe: Você tem irmãos?
Paloma: The first word in the question is
Felipe: você
Paloma: meaning "you" in English.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) você
Paloma: Listen again and repeat.
Felipe: você
{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: tem
Paloma: meaning "have."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) tem
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: tem
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: você tem
{pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: irmãos
Paloma: meaning "brothers" or “siblings”
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) irmãos
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: irmãos
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Felipe: você tem irmãos?
{pause}
Paloma: You'll hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question "Do you have any brothers and sisters?"
Felipe: Eu tenho uma irmã.
Paloma: "I have a sister." Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Felipe: (Slow) Eu tenho uma irmã.
{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: Next is
Felipe: tenho
Paloma: meaning "have."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) tenho
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: tenho
{Pause}
Paloma: Next is
Felipe: uma
Paloma: meaning "one."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) uma
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: uma
{Pause}
Paloma: Next is
Felipe: irmã
Paloma: meaning "sister."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) irmã
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: irmã
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the speaker say, "I have a sister," and then repeat.
Felipe: Eu tenho uma irmã.
{pause}
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace "a sister" with "a brother."
Felipe: um irmão
Paloma: "one brother"
Felipe: (slow) um irmão (regular) um irmão
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "one brother."
Felipe: Eu tenho um irmão.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace "a sister." Say "I have a brother."
{pause}
Felipe: Eu tenho um irmão.
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace "a brother" with “a sister and a brother.”
Felipe: uma irmã e um irmão
Paloma: "a sister and a brother"
Felipe: (slow) uma irmã e um irmão (regular) uma irmã e um irmão
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "a sister and a brother."
Felipe: Eu tenho uma irmã e um irmão.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply add the Portuguese for “ a sister and…” in the middle of the sentence. say "I have a sister and a brother."
{pause}
Felipe: Eu tenho uma irmã e um irmão.
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace "a sister and a brother" with "two sisters."
Felipe: duas irmãs
Paloma: "two sisters"
Felipe: (slow) duas irmãs (regular) duas irmãs
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "two sisters."
Felipe: Eu tenho duas irmãs.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Portuguese for "a sister and a brother." Say "I have two sisters."
{pause}
Felipe: Eu tenho duas irmãs.
Paloma: If you’re an only child, you should say
Felipe: Não, eu não tenho irmãos.
Paloma: No, I don’t have siblings.
Felipe: (slow) Não, eu não tenho irmãos.
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: Não, eu não tenho irmãos.
QUIZ
Paloma: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you're visiting Brazil, and someone asks you if you have any brothers or sisters. You want to say you have a sister. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Você tem irmãos? (five seconds) Eu tenho uma irmã.
Paloma: Now imagine you have a brother. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Você tem irmãos? (five seconds) Eu tenho um irmão.
Paloma: Imagine you have a sister and a brother. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Você tem irmãos? (five seconds) Eu tenho uma irmã e um irmão.
Paloma: Imagine you have two sisters. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Você tem irmãos? (five seconds) Eu tenho duas irmãs.
Paloma: You want to ask someone if they have any brothers or sisters. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Felipe: Você tem irmãos?
{pause}
Paloma: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Felipe: Você tem irmãos?
{pause}

Outro

Paloma: This is the end of Lesson 13

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PortuguesePod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Do you Have any Brothers and Sisters? in Portuguese

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Wednesday at 1:25 am
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Olá Phyllis,


Thank you for your message.


Regarding the word gender, the quiz follows the word/sentence used as example in the Vocabulary tab. You can check out the word gender in our Portuguese dictionary which also has the pronunciation, writing and meaning:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/portuguese-dictionary/


Regarding the keyboard used for the Brazilian Portuguese accents typing, please check out this lesson with details about it:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/2012/11/06/upper-intermediate-10-are-brazilian-computers-masculine-or-feminine/


We appreciate very much your feedback and will certainly take it into consideration for our future development.


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Phyllis Smith
Tuesday at 9:23 pm
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On the written parts of quizzes i'm getting answeres correct and they are being marked incorrect. for example "one" or "a" in Portuguese can be either uma or um depending on gender. The gender is never specified on any of the quizzes i have completed up to now.


Also I don't have the keyboard with accent marks set up on my computer. When, for example, I type "Voce" for "You" I get it marked wrong. Is there a way you can specify if you want masculine or feminine and,also be more forgiving on the accent marks for those of us who are unable to put the accents in place even though we know them as the good estudiantes that we are.

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Monday at 8:55 pm
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Olá Musaab,


Thank you for commenting!


Just minor corrections:


"uma irmã" (one sister).

"irmão" (brother)


If you have any questions, please let us know.


Cristiane

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Musaab
Saturday at 10:14 pm
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sim, Eu tenho um irmao e uma irmas

Portuguesepod101.comVerified
Tuesday at 8:31 pm
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Olá Mori


Tudo bem,


We pronounce the "r" in "irmão" and "irmã" as a faint "r".


Please try to listen to the audio in the vocabulary section a few times and then record your voice to check out your pronunciation. It can be very helpful ;)


Also, please check out our special series and lessons on pronunciation for improving even more your Portuguese speaking skills:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/category/pronunciation/

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/2010/10/26/all-about-4-portuguese-pronunciation-made-easy/


Let us know if you have any questions.


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MORI CASTRO ALEX KENNER
Tuesday at 8:29 am
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So interesting, however, I don't know if the letter "R" is pronounced when we say Brother or sister in Portuguese.


Could you help me?

Portuguesepod101.comVerified
Monday at 6:23 pm
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Olá Shiela,


Tudo bem?


Thank you for posting!


Just a minor correction: "Eu tenho uma irma mais velha e um irmão mais novo" ;)


Keep up the good work and if you have any doubts, please let us know.


Até mais!


Cristiane

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Shiela
Sunday at 8:51 am
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this is the hardest phrase in the language! I have to say it muito devagar and it helps to add detail.

sim, eu tenho uma irmã mais value e um irmão mais jovem!?