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It’s difficult for me to remember phrases because I haven’t been able to converse yet after studying 4 years and 4 months and 14 trips to Brasil so I don’t use the Portugues I’ve been learning so I forget it quickly. I can’t understand spoken Portugues yet and written Portuguese is like a secret code. All of my classes have been in English because of this. It’s frustrating. What is a good way to get things going? I practice speaking with a Brasilian everyday 1-3 hours but we have to use a translator. I just spent a month in Brasil with people that only speak Portuguese but couldn’t converse or understand much. I translate everything I hear or read except for things I’ve heard thousands of times like “Bom dia” and “tudo bem?” And very basic things like that. Any ideas? Thanks
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Tem alguns materiais de vocabulário em forma de PDF que podemos baixar?
Olá Dharam Anija,
Tudo bem, e você?
I'm fine, and you?
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Ola todo bom??? Você está dando aulas também ?? Se sim, então, onde?
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This is one the best programs, I've ever seen. It's very complete and fun to learn. I'm very happy that I found this course. Muito obrigado, eu estou muito feliz!
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The examples indeed show how we Brazilians speak in daily conversations. We usually use "você" (you) a lot, but you may hear "cê" if it's a really casual conversation, for example:
Instead of "Você gosta de comida brasileira?" you may hear "Cê gosta de comida brasileira?" :wink:
In terms of personal pronouns, "você" is the one you'll listen to more frequently (instead of "tu", for example), at least here in the Southeast.
The possessive pronouns are also very used, as in the examples from this class:
"Quando é o seu aniversário?" ("seu" = your), "When is your birthday?"
What may be omitted by the speaker is the article "o": "Quando é seu aniversário?"
As you're interested in European Portuguese you can also check these lessons:
https://www.portuguesepod101.com/index.php?cat=39 (Learn with Pictures and Video: European Portuguese – 25 lessons)
https://www.portuguesepod101.com/index.php?cat=38 (In this module, Throwback Thursday, you’ll find many European Portuguese lessons – please check lessons 141, 177, 187, 190, 215, and 233).
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