Boa tarde! Tudo bem? Em muitas farmácias é preciso tirar senha quando entra. What to you have to do when you go into a lot of chemist’s in Portugal? a)take a ticket b)wait in a queue c)speak to the pharmacist
Bom dia! Tudo bem? Unscramble the letters to make a word for something you need from the doctor to get medicine: t e r c i e a
Boa noite! Novo tema hoje: na farmácia. Preciso de alguma coisa para uma erupção. What do I need something for? a) a headache b) backache c) a rash
Tip: alguma coisa= something. Mais alguma coisa? = do you want anything else (literally More some thing?)
Boa noite! Why do I say dói-me a garganta, but doem-me os ouvidos?
Tip: To make the imperative (i.e. give and order or request) politely, you need to change the end of the verb. Start off with the first person present form (estudo(=I study) faço(=I do/make), como(=I eat), abro(=I open)) Then, take off the -o and add -e if the verb is in the -ar group (»» estudE, perguntE, guardE), or add -a if it is in the -er or -ir group (»» façA, comA, abrA, peçA, tenhA) Easy when you know how:)
Boa tarde! Which of these remedies is not good for flu (=gripe) xarope, comprimidos de paracetamol, antibiótico, descanso
Tip: When speaking, don’t give each word in the sentence equal emphasis… We naturally emphasise the main point we want to make. E.g. I’m HUNGRY, Estou com FOME. The other words are said much more quickly and run together… this is why we often have difficulty understanding… a lot of the words end up merged together! Think about how you speak your mother tongue
Bom dia! Which of these parts of the body can we use to complete this sentence: Cai e parti… (=I fell and I broke…) a cabeca, o nariz, o braco, a coracao, o dedo, a garganta, a perna. Any more?
Which of the following is not a reason to go to the chemist? estar constipado, ter uma gripe, ter uma erupcao, comprar medicamentos, estar com fome
Tip: Learning phrases, like the ones above is a lot more meaningful and useful than learning words alone. A good phrase book is an excellent learning aid.