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INTRODUCTION
Paloma: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "Have you been to Brasília?"

Lesson focus

In Portuguese this is
Felipe: Você já foi para Brasília?
Paloma: The first word in the question is
Felipe: você
Paloma: means "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: já
Paloma: meaning "already."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) já
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: já
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: você já
{pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: foi
Paloma: meaning "went."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) foi
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: foi
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: você já foi
{pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: para
Paloma: meaning "to."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) para
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: para
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: você já foi para
{pause}
Paloma: And after that
Felipe: Brasília
Paloma: which is Brasília, the capital of Brazil.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) Brasília
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: Brasília
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Felipe: Você já foi para Brasília?
{pause}
Paloma: (You'll hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question "Have you been to Brasília?"
Felipe: Sim, eu já fui duas vezes.
Paloma: "Yes, I've been there twice." Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Felipe: (Slow) Sim, eu já fui duas vezes.
{pause}
Paloma: Let's break down the "yes" answer from the beginning. The first word...
Felipe: sim
Paloma: means "yes."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) sim
Paloma: Now repeat
Felipe: sim
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: eu
Paloma: meaning "I."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) eu
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: eu
{Pause}
Paloma: And after that
Felipe: já
Paloma: meaning "already."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) já
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: já
{Pause}
Paloma: And after that
Felipe: fui
Paloma: meaning "went."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) fui
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: fui
{Pause}
Paloma: And after that
Felipe: duas
Paloma: meaning "two."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) duas
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: duas
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: vezes
Paloma: meaning "times."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) vezes
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: vezes
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the speaker say, "Yes, I've been there twice," and then repeat.
Felipe: Sim, eu já fui duas vezes.
{pause}
Paloma: To expand on the pattern, replace "twice" with "once."
Felipe: uma vez
Paloma: "once"
Felipe: (slow) uma vez (regular) uma vez
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "once."
Felipe: Sim, eu já fui uma vez.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace "twice." Say "Yes, I've been there once."
{pause}
Felipe: Sim, eu já fui uma vez.
Paloma: To expand on the pattern, replace "once" with "last year."
Felipe: no ano passado
Paloma: "last year"
Felipe: (slow) no ano passado (regular) no ano passado
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "last year."
Felipe: Sim, eu fui no ano passado.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Portuguese for "once" and remove “already”. Say "Yes, I went last year."
{pause}
Felipe: Sim, eu fui no ano passado.
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace "last year" with "in February."
Felipe: em fevereiro
Paloma: "in February"
Felipe: (slow) em fevereiro (regular) em fevereiro
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "in February."
Felipe: Sim, eu fui em fevereiro.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Portuguese for "last year." Say "Yes, I went in February."
{pause}
Felipe: Sim, eu fui em fevereiro.
Paloma: To say "no", in a simple way, just say...
Felipe: Não, eu nunca fui para Brasília.
Paloma: "No, I've never been to Brasília,". Let's hear it slowly.
Felipe: (Slowly) Não, eu nunca fui para Brasília.
Paloma: And one more time at normal speed...
Felipe: Não, eu nunca fui para Brasília.
QUIZ
Paloma: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you're visiting Brazil, and a stranger asks you "Have you been to Brasília?" You want to answer "Yes, I've been there twice." Respond to the question.
Felipe: Você já foi para Brasília? (five seconds) Sim, eu já fui duas vezes.
Paloma: Now you want to say, "Yes, I've been there once." Respond to the question.
Felipe: Você já foi para Brasília? (five seconds) Sim, eu já fui uma vez.
Paloma: You want to say, "Yes, I went last year." Answer the speaker's question.
Felipe: Você já foi para Brasília? (five seconds) Sim, eu fui no ano passado.
Paloma: You want to answer "Yes, I went in February." Respond to the question.
Felipe: Você já foi para Brasília? (five seconds) Sim, eu fui em fevereiro.
Paloma: Now you want to ask someone if they've been to Brasília. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Felipe: Você já foi para Brasília?
{pause}
Paloma: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Felipe: Você já foi para Brasília?
{pause}

Outro

Paloma: This is the end of Lesson 24.

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