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INTRODUCTION
Paloma: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "How much is this?"

Lesson focus

In Portuguese this is
Felipe: Quanto custa?
Paloma: The first word in the question is
Felipe: quanto
Paloma: meaning "how much" in English.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) quanto
Paloma: Listen again and repeat.
Felipe: quanto
{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: custa
Paloma: meaning "costs"
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) custa
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: custa
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Felipe: Quanto custa?
{pause}
Paloma: (You'll hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question "How much is this?"
Felipe: Vinte e cinco reais.
Paloma: "It's twenty-five reals." Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Felipe: (Slow) Vinte e cinco reais.
{pause}
Paloma: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word...
Felipe: vinte e cinco
Paloma: means "twenty-five."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) vinte e cinco
Paloma: Now repeat
Felipe: vinte e cinco
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: reais
Paloma: meaning "reals," the Brazilian currency.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) reais
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: reais
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the speaker say, "It's twenty-five reals," and then repeat.
Felipe: Vinte e cinco reais.
{pause}
Paloma: To expand on the pattern, replace "twenty-five reals" with "fifteen reals."
Felipe: quinze reais
Paloma: "fifteen reals"
Felipe: (slow) quinze reais (regular) quinze reais
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "fifteen reals."
Felipe: quinze reais.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace "twenty-five reals." Say "It's fifteen reals."
{pause}
Felipe: quinze reais.
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace "fifteen reals" with "thirty reals and fifty-four cents."
Felipe: trinta reais e cinquenta e quatro centavos
Paloma: "thirty reals and fifty-four cents"
Felipe: (slow) trinta reais e cinquenta e quatro centavos (regular) trinta reais e cinquenta e quatro centavos
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "thirty reals and fifty-four cents."
Felipe: Trinta reais e cinquenta e quatro centavos.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Portuguese for "fifteen reals." Say "It's thirty reals and fifty-four cents."
{pause}
Felipe: Trinta reais e cinquenta e quatro centavos.
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace "thirty reals and fifty-four cents" with "seven reals and fifty cents."
Felipe: sete reais e cinquenta centavos
Paloma: "seven reals and fifty cents"
Felipe: (slow) sete reais e cinquenta centavos (regular) sete reais e cinquenta centavos
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "seven reals and fifty cents."
Felipe: sete reais e cinquenta centavos.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Portuguese for "thirty reals and fifty-four cents." Say "It's seven reals and fifty cents."
{pause}
Felipe: Sete reais e cinquenta centavos.
QUIZ
Paloma: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you're visiting Brazil, and someone asks you how much something is. It's twenty-five reals. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Quanto custa? (five seconds) Vinte e cinco reais.
Paloma: Now imagine it's fifteen reals. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Quanto custa? (five seconds) Quinze reais.
Paloma: Imagine it's thirty reals and fifty-four cents. Answer the speaker's question.
Felipe: Quanto custa? (five seconds) Trinta reais e cinquenta e quatro centavos.
Paloma: Now imagine it's seven reals and fifty cents. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Quanto custa? (five seconds) Sete reais e cinquenta centavos.
Paloma: You want to know how much something is. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Felipe: Quanto custa?
{pause}

Outro

Paloma: This is the end of Lesson 25.

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