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Marquinhos Wet The Bed Again

Ah yes, the challenges of potty training our children.  Is my child normal?  When is the right time to start?  Am I doing anything wrong?  This lesson gets us into this topic, and all in Portuguese of course....

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Function: physical_issues
Topic: Home_Life

Published: February 05, 2015

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Dessert Makes Me Happy

Some things are just difficult to translate, and the names of different Brazilian desserts definitely fall in that category.  Truth told, tasting them is the only way to really know what we are talking about. Taste truly trumps translation.  Still, after this lesson you will know a number of Brazilian desserts that you should at least try to taste sometime. (And we should thank the Estância Churrascaria in Austin for letting us take a picture of the creme de papaya that is in our lesson image!)...

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Topic: Food

Published: February 02, 2015

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Her Husband's A Creep

Do you know a creepy person? In this lesson we have a dialogue where we talk about other people, and we will learn how to refer to those who are lazy, rude and creepy in Portuguese. It has to be a useful lesson, right?...

Grammar: Wonder

Published: January 18, 2015

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Soccer Is Violent

Go ahead, make jokes about how soccer players fake injuries.  Now, why don’t you try hitting your head with another guy’s cleats.  We aren’t praising the violence; we’re just saying that it can get rough out there.  After today’s lesson you can talk about soccer in Portuguese too. (And the photo image that goes with this lesson, we went to one of the USA games at the World Cup in Brazil.)...

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Topic: Soccer

Published: December 11, 2014

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The Door Is Locked

How is it possible that we always misplace our keys, even when they are in our pocket or purse! It happens all the time, admit it.  So it only makes sense that we learn that same conversation in Portuguese, which is the topic of today’s lesson....

Grammar: Negation

Published: December 08, 2014

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Where Do You Want To Eat?

Sometimes we never get tired of our favorite restaurants.  In today’s lesson we learn how to suggest that we go back to our favorite once again.  And, by the way, we do agree that comida mineira is excellent food!...

Topic: Food
Grammar: Gente

Published: December 01, 2014

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Learning Portuguese Is Difficult

Is it so frustrating to learn how to pronounce words in Portuguese.  There are different sounds for all of the vowels and there don’t seem to be any rules.  And those verb endings, it’s crazy! Never fear. In today’s lesson will give you a few hints along the way, and we’ll let you know that it’s really no big deal....

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Topic: Grammar

Published: November 24, 2014

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Is This A Good Color?

Men, we all relate to the pressure of being asked by a women if a certain article of clothing looks good or not.  Ladies, ya’ll are beautiful, you can wear either the blue or the red blouse.  You look great either way.  However, we still need to learn how to handle this situation in Portuguese, and that is the objective of today’s lesson.  And, we should learn the names of some colors too....

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Function: Buying_Clothing
Topic: Clothing
Grammar: Colors

Published: November 17, 2014

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I Love Teaching Children

After today’s lesson we will all feel like we need to go back to elementary school, unless of course you already know how to calculate the area of a trapezoid.  Just kidding, but after this lesson you will be able to identify some basic shapes in Portuguese....

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Grammar: Shapes, vocabulary

Published: November 14, 2014

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You Are Really Tall

Are you pretty happy with your height and weight?  Remember that when you talk about that in Portuguese, you will have to switch to the metric system.  So, just how tall are you and how much do you weigh?  Learn how to talk about that in today’s lesson....

Host: Orlando, Sonia

Published: November 10, 2014

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I've Got To Go Bad

When you gotta go, you gotta go, and in this lesson we’ve gotta go.  But there is no way that we are using those dirty public bathrooms.  You will thank us later when you know how to talk about this in Portuguese....

Topic: Bathroom

Published: November 03, 2014

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It's So Hot!

We can’t change the weather by talking about it, but at least it feels good to vent a little bit.  Too hot, too cold, too rainy, today you will learn how to talk about the weather in Portuguese, even if nothing actually changes....

Topic: Weather
Grammar: Exclamations

Published: October 27, 2014

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Going To The Party?

One thing about Brazilian parties, there is no beginning or ending time.  Come when you can, stay as long as you can.  In this lesson we can teach you the grammar and vocabulary, but you need to bring the party attitude!...

Grammar: Diminutives

Published: October 24, 2014

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Look At Those Muscles!

Going to the gym, working out, exercising, for some these words all carry a positive feeling.  For others, they bring up feelings of dread or guilt.  In today’s lesson Andreia is really into working out, or at least watching others work out. Cassia, not so much.  And even if you are not in perfect shape, after today’s lesson you will at least be able to talk about it....

Host: Orlando, Sonia
Topic: Exercise

Published: October 20, 2014

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I'm Fat

It’s one of life’s great challenges, do you buy extra large to feel more comfortable or do you buy a large to not have to tell the world that you are getting a little fatter?  Truth told, you are looking good either way, and today we learn how to talk about that in Portuguese. ...

Topic: Shopping
Function: Buying_Clothing

Published: October 17, 2014

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Everything Is More Expensive

We hate to say it, but unfortunately things are more expensive.  That’s just the way it’s going to be.  At least in this lesson we can moan and groan about it a little bit in Portuguese....

Topic: Food
Function: Buying_food
Grammar: Tudo_vs._Todo

Published: October 13, 2014

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I'm Making Dinner

If you are inviting me to eat moqueca, you don’t need to invite me to twice.  I’ll wash up and take a seat.  And if you haven’t tried moqueca, at least this lesson gives you the vocabulary and grammar to talk about it....

Topic: Food

Published: October 10, 2014

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What Do You Do For Work?

We sincerely doubt that Paulo has some secret government job, but at least in this lesson you will learn how to ask people what type of job they have....

Topic: Work, Jobs

Published: October 06, 2014

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