Archive | August, 2014

Quanto tempo

Palavra da semana: quanto tempo Exemplo: Quanto tempo você vai ficar no Brasil? Word of the week: how long Example: How long are you going to stay in Brazil.  Remark: "Quanto tempo" is an expression.  You can find more useful phrases on my CD-ROM course, a complete and practical course for beginners to advanced students. 

Aceitar

Palavra da semana: aceitar Exemplo: Você aceita um cafezinho? Sim, obrigado/a. Word of the week: to accept Example: Would you like a coffee? Yes, thank you.  Remark: It's common to hear this phrase in a more formal situation. You can find many more useful phrases on my CD-ROM course, a complete and practical course for […]

Nunca

Palavra da semana: nunca Exemplo: Ele nunca me liga.  Word of the week: never Example: He never calls me.   Remark: The opposite of "nunca" (never) is "sempre" (always, often). 

Quem

Palavra da semana: quem Exemplo: Quem é? Sou eu.  Word of the week: who Example: Who is it? It's me.  Remark: You can find more questions words in my Portuguese Grammar book (page 78), CD-ROM course (lesson 15) and also on my website.   If you want to learn Portuguese beyond the basics, check out my Portuguese […]

CadĂȘ

Palavra da semana: cadê Exemplo: Cadê seu amigo?  Word of the week: where is/are Example: Where is your friend?  Remark: "Cadê" (Onde está/estão) is used only in spoken language.  You can find many more useful sentences in my Portuguese Grammar book and CD-ROM course, which are available for sale on my website. Check them out!