Bom dia! Sem amigos, a vida fica sem graça… What dose this mean? a) my friends make me graceful b) without friends, my life is better c) without friends my lif is dull
Tip: Little words are useful, and they often come in pairs: sem/com(=without/with), e/ou(=and/or) etc.
Bom dia! Which of these things are not postive: felicidade, inveja, saúde, simpatia, amor
Tip: Need to get more confidence speaking? Often, going out and speaking Portuguese by yourself (without a friend/helper to listen to you speaking, or to fall back on) is exactly what you need to do to gain confidence. You’ll be surprised at how well you get on ! :)
Boa tarde! Encontramo-nos às sete, está bem?. What are we going to do at seven?
Tip: sento-me, (=I sit myself down) ele lava-se (he washes himself), esqueço-me(I forget myself) A lot of verbs are reflexive that aren’t reflexive in English, can be confusing!!
Boa noite! Novo tema esta semana – amizade. Os amigos são importantes porque…. How would you complete this sentence?
Tip: All objects and living things have gender in Portuguese (masculine/feminine) If you’re talking about a group of things that is a mixture of masculine and feminine, we use the masculine plural (as in the example above – os amigos can be a mixture of men and women)