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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 Do you speak Portuguese? In Portuguese this is
Felipe: Você fala português?
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: fala
Paloma: meaning “speak”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) fala
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: fala
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: você fala
{pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: português
Paloma: meaning “Portuguese”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) português
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: português
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Felipe: você fala português
{pause}
Paloma: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Do you speak Portuguese?”
Felipe: Sim, eu falo um pouco de português.
Paloma: "Yes, I speak a little Portuguese.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Felipe: (Slow) Sim, eu falo um pouco de português.
{pause}
Paloma: To say "no", in a simple way, just say:
Felipe: Não, eu não falo português.
Paloma: Which is like saying “No, I don't speak Portuguese” in English. Let's hear it slowly.
Felipe: (Slowly) Não, eu não falo português.
Paloma: And one more time at normal speed:
Felipe: Não, eu não falo português.
Paloma: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Felipe: sim
Paloma: means “yes”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) sim
Paloma: Now repeat
Felipe: sim
{Pause}
Paloma: And after that
Felipe: eu
Paloma: meaning “I”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) eu
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: eu
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: falo
Paloma: meaning “speak”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) falo
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: falo
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: um
Paloma: meaning “a”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) um
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: um
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: pouco
Paloma: meaning “little”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) pouco
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: pouco
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: de
Paloma: meaning “of”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) de
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: de
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: português
meaning “Portuguese”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) português
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: português
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the speaker say, “Yes, I speak a little Portuguese”, and then repeat.
Felipe: Sim, eu falo um pouco de português.
{pause}
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace “a little” with “a little bit.”
Felipe: um pouquinho
Paloma: a little bit
Felipe: (slow) um pouquinho (regular) um pouquinho
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “a little bit”
Felipe: Sim, eu falo um pouquinho de português.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “a little”. Say “Yes, I speak a little bit of Portuguese.”
{pause}
Felipe: Sim, eu falo um pouquinho de português.
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace “a little bit” with “well”.
Felipe: bem
Paloma: well
Felipe: (slow) bem (regular) bem
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “well”
Felipe: Sim, eu falo bem o português.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “a little bit”. Say “Yes, I speak Portuguese well”.
{pause}
Felipe: Sim, eu falo bem o português.
Paloma: To expand on the pattern, replace “well” with “very well”.
Felipe: muito bem
Paloma: very well
Felipe: (slow) muito bem (regular) muito bem
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “very well”
Felipe: Sim, eu falo muito bem português.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “well”. Say “Yes, I speak Portuguese very well”.
{pause}
Felipe: Sim, eu falo muito bem português.
QUIZ
Paloma: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Brazil and someone asks you if you speak Portuguese . You want to answer that you speak a little. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Você fala português? (five seconds) Sim, eu falo um pouco de português.
Paloma: Now you want to answer that you speak a little bit of Portuguese. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Você fala português? (five seconds) Sim, eu falo um pouquinho de português.
Paloma: You want to answer that you speak Portuguese well. Answer the speaker's question.
Felipe: Você fala português? (five seconds) Sim, eu falo bem o português.
Paloma: Now you want to answer that you speak Portuguese very well. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Você fala português? (five seconds) Sim, eu falo muito bem português.
Paloma: Now you want to ask someone if they speak Portuguese. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Felipe: Você fala português?
{pause}
Paloma: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Felipe: Você fala português?
{pause}

Outro

Paloma: This is the end of Lesson 5

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PortuguesePod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Do you speak Portuguese?

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Portuguesepod101.com
Tuesday at 8:21 pm
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Hello Carol,


Thank you for leaving the comment.


We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take it into consideration for our lessons.


Now, "English" is "inglês" and "Spanish", "espanhol".


Please check out our Portuguese Dictionary for learning new words (includes their pronunciation, writing, meaning):

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


And, of course, if you have any doubts we're here to help ;)


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Carol Schwarz
Tuesday at 4:48 am
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Hello. You may want to add the written negative answer since he said it. Is it "Nao, eu nao falo portugues"? Thanks. How do you say "English" and "Spanish" in Portuguese?

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Tuesday at 9:20 pm
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Oi Lauren,


Tudo bem?

How are you?


Thank you very much for posting!


Just a minor correction:

portuguese > "português"


Keep up practicing and if you have any questions, please let us know ;)


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Lauren
Tuesday at 3:51 am
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sim, eu falo muito pouco portuguese.?

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Friday at 7:58 pm
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Hello Rittik,


Thanks for posting!


Que bom que fala português! Você já estuda há muito tempo?


If you have any doubts, please let us know.


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Rittik
Tuesday at 2:39 pm
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Sim,eu falo um pouco de português