Bom dia! Como estão? (=How are you all?) Which of the following words would not follow ‘Vamos’ ao cinema, jantar, como, embora
Tip: Don’t get disheartened if someone else you know is/seems to be learning faster than you. I does not mean you’re less intelligent/stupid!! Everybody finds different things easier/more challenging. One person may love the logic of the verbs, while another might find vocabulary much easier. We all get there in the end… in our own way and at our own pace :)
Bom dia! Which would you be more likely to ask a close friend? Como está? Como estás?
Tip: There are many ways to say ‘you’ in Portuguese. Tu=you to close friends, family, children. voce=you to most people, o senhor=sir, a senhora=madam. voces=you when you are talking to more than one person (yous/you guys) os senhores=sirs, as senhoras=madams
Boa tarde! Novo tema for the week… conversations with friends. O que é que fizeste ontém? What am I asking? a)what you did today b)what you did yesterday c)what you’re going to do tomorrow
Bom dia! Classes in Ansiao today, looking forward to seeing you all :)
Unscramble the letters to make a useful word: c d s u p l e e
Bom dia! What’s the difference between obrigado and obrigada?
Tip: Little and often with lots of repetition is the key to successful learning. Read a little, study a few words or have a look at some grammar each day. You’ll surprise yourself at how much you progress.
Bom dia! Tudo bem? Which of these phrases would you NOT use to ask for something? Queria… , Dá-me… , Tenho… , Quero… , Preciso de…
Tip: Portuguese pronunciation is tricky to start off with, but there is a logic and strict rules which help a lot. There are two very common sounds ‘sh’ and ‘sure’ (as in pleasure) -s at the end of a word is pronounced -sh, and j is pronounced -sure. E.g. desejos is pronounced dezeyshoosh (also showing you another very common feature of pronunciation -s followed by a vowel is pronounced z)
Boa tarde! Bom Ano Novo, já estamos em dois mil e doze! Um ano feliz e cheio de felicidade para todos
Put these words into pairs to make opposites: sim, antes, ali, depois, não, aqui