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INTRODUCTION
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question How tall are you?

Lesson focus

In Portuguese this is
Felipe: Quantos metros 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: metros
Paloma: meaning "meters."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) metros
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: metros
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: quantos metros
{pause}
Paloma: And after that
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 metros você
{pause}
Paloma: And next
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 metros você tem?
{pause}
Paloma: You'll hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question "How tall are you?"
Felipe: Eu tenho um metro e oitenta.
Paloma: "I'm 180 cm tall." Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Felipe: (Slow) Eu tenho um metro e oitenta.
{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 after that
Felipe: um
Paloma: meaning "one."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) um
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: um
{Pause}
Paloma: And after that
Felipe: metro
Paloma: meaning "meter."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) metro
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: metro
{Pause}
Paloma: And after that
Felipe: e
Paloma: meaning "and."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) e
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: e
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: oitenta
Paloma: meaning "eighty."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) oitenta
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: oitenta
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the speaker say, "I'm 180 cm tall," and then repeat.
Felipe: Eu tenho um metro e oitenta.
{pause}
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace 180 cm with 175 cm.
Felipe: um metro e setenta e cinco
Paloma: "175 cm"
Felipe: (slow) um metro e setenta e cinco (regular) um metro e setenta e cinco
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "175 cm."
Felipe: Eu tenho um metro e setenta e cinco.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 180 cm. Say "I'm 175 cm tall."
{pause}
Felipe: Eu tenho um metro e setenta e cinco.
Paloma: To expand on the pattern, replace 175 cm with 155 cm.
Felipe: um metro e cinquenta e cinco
Paloma: "155 cm"
Felipe: (slow) um metro e cinquenta e cinco (regular) um metro e cinquenta e cinco
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "155 cm."
Felipe: Eu tenho um metro e cinquenta e cinco.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Portuguese for "175 cm." Say "I'm 155 cm tall."
{pause}
Felipe: Eu tenho um metro e cinquenta e cinco.
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace 155 cm with 163 cm.
Felipe: um metro e sessenta e três
Paloma: "163 cm"
Felipe: (slow) um metro e sessenta e três (regular) um metro e sessenta e três
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "163 cm."
Felipe: Eu tenho um metro e sessenta e três.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Portuguese for "155 cm." Say "I'm 163 cm tall."
{pause}
Felipe: Eu tenho um metro e sessenta e três.
QUIZ
Paloma: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you're visiting Brazil, and someone asks you how tall you are. You're 180 cm. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Quantos metros você tem? (five seconds) Eu tenho um metro e oitenta.
Paloma: Imagine you're 175 cm. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Quantos metros você tem? (five seconds) Eu tenho um metro e setenta e cinco.
Paloma: Now imagine you're 155 cm. Answer the speaker's question.
Felipe: Quantos metros você tem? (five seconds) Eu tenho um metro e cinquenta e cinco.
Paloma: Imagine you're 163 cm. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Quantos metros você tem? (five seconds) Eu tenho um metro e sessenta e três.
Paloma: Now you want to ask that person how tall they are. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Felipe: Quantos metros você tem?
(pause 5 sec)
Now it’s time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Felipe: Quantos metros você tem?
{pause}

Outro

Paloma: This is the end of Lesson 14

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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How tall are you? in Portuguese

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Tuesday at 6:01 am
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Oi Sami,


Almost perfect! The correct is "Eu tenho 1 metro e 72 centímetros" :wink:


Hope it helps!

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Wednesday at 12:54 am
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Eu sou 1,72 centímetros. e vc?