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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 How long have you been studying Portuguese? In Portuguese this is
Felipe: Faz quanto tempo que você estuda português?
Paloma: The first word in the question is
Felipe: faz
Paloma: meaning “there is” in English.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) faz
Paloma: Listen again and repeat.
Felipe: faz
{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: quanto
Paloma: meaning “how many.”
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) quanto
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: quanto
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: faz quanto
{pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: tempo
Paloma: meaning “time”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) tempo
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: tempo
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: faz quanto tempo
{pause}
Paloma: Next is
Felipe: que
Paloma: meaning “that”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) que
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: que
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: faz quanto tempo que
{pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: você
Paloma: meaning “you”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) você
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: você
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 5 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: faz quanto tempo que você
{pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: estuda
Paloma: meaning “study”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) estuda
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: estuda
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the the first 6 words of the question and repeat.
Felipe: faz quanto tempo que você estuda
{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: faz quanto tempo que você estuda português?
{pause}
Paloma: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question How long have you been studying Portuguese?
Felipe: Faz um mês.
Paloma: "For 1 month.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Felipe: (Slow) Faz um mês.
{pause}
Paloma: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Felipe: faz
Paloma: means “there is”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) faz
Paloma: Now repeat
Felipe: faz
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: um
Paloma: meaning “one”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) um
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: um
{Pause}
Paloma: And next
Felipe: mês
Paloma: meaning “month”.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) mês
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: mês
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the speaker say, “For 1 month”, and then repeat.
Felipe: Faz um mês.
{pause}
Paloma: To expand on the pattern, replace “1 month” with “six months.”
Felipe: seis meses
Paloma: six months
Felipe: (slow) seis meses (regular) seis meses
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “six months”
Felipe: Faz seis meses.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “1 month.” Say “For six months”.
{pause}
Felipe: Faz seis meses.
Paloma: To expand on the pattern, replace “six months” with a “year.”
Felipe: um ano
Paloma: a year
Felipe: (slow) um ano (regular) um ano
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “a year”
Felipe: Faz um ano.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “six months.” Say “For a year.”
{pause}
Felipe: Faz um ano.
Paloma: To expand on the pattern, replace “a year” with “a year and a half.”
Felipe: um ano e meio
Paloma: a year and a half
Felipe: (slow) um ano e meio (regular) um ano e meio
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “a year and a half.”
Felipe: Faz um ano e meio.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “a year”. Say “For a year and a half.”
{pause}
Felipe: Faz um ano e meio.
QUIZ
Paloma: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Brazil and someone asks you how long you have been studying Portuguese. You have been studying it for 1 month. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Faz quanto tempo que você estuda português? (five seconds) Faz um mês.
Paloma: Imagine you've been studying it for six months. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Faz quanto tempo que você estuda português? (five seconds) Faz seis meses.
Paloma: Imagine you've been studying it for a year. Answer the speaker's question.
Felipe: Faz quanto tempo que você estuda português? (five seconds) Faz um ano.
Paloma: Imagine you've been studying it for a year and a half. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Faz quanto tempo que você estuda português? (five seconds) Faz um ano e meio.
Paloma: Now you want to ask someone how long -they- have been studying Portuguese. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Felipe: Faz quanto tempo que você estuda português?
Paloma: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Felipe: Faz quanto tempo que você estuda português?
{pause}

Outro

Paloma: This is the end of Lesson 6

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PortuguesePod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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How long have you been studying Portuguese?

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Portuguesepod101.com   
Wednesday at 8:43 pm
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Olá Willie,


Thanks for posting.


“daqui” is a contraction of the preposition “de” + adverb of place “aqui”, meaning “within” , so

However, we use “daqui a” to mean “within a (certain period of time”), for example:


daqui a um mês = within a month


daqui a alguns dias = within a few days


daqui a pouco = in a little while/ in a while;

You can check the pronunciation of this last example here: https://www.portuguesepod101.com/learningcenter/reference/dictionary/daqui%20a%20pouco


If you have any further doubts, please let us know ;)


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Willie
Wednesday at 9:24 am
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Olá! In the example PDF, one sentence says, "Vamos à Islândia daqui a três meses" with the translation "We're going to Iceland in three months." What is the grammatical point around the use of "a (period of time)" to mean "in (period of time")? I thought the construction would have been Vamos à Islândia daqua em três meses."

Obrigado!