Boa noite! How many words can you make from the word ‘viajar’?
Tip: Everybody needs to go over and over things to make them stick in. Copying out, reading out, testing yourself… Find a study friend or make a study group to practise together. It’s ofen more fun and you’re more motivated to work with other people :)
Boa noite! O carro avariou; então preciso de boleia. What’s happened? a) My car’s broken down so I need a lift b) I’m giving a friend a lift because their car has broken down c) A whale has gone in my car
Boa tarde! Which of these methods of travelling would be best to go from Tomar to Lisbon (about 120km) Vou de Tomar a Lisboa: de autocarro, de carro, a pé, a bicicleta, de comboio, de aviao, a boleia
Tip: ir de carro/autocarro/comboio… but ir a pé/boleia. The little words (de/a) don’t translate exactly, they are like chameleons, they can change their meaning to the situation, so it’s best to learn them as a whole phrase, rather than word for word. One of these things we have to accept when learning a language!
Boa noite! Novo tema for the week: out and about.
Os miúdos vao a escola amanha. Who is going where tomorrow?
Tip: Ir=to go (very common) changes a lot when it is conjugated! vou, vais, vai, vamos, vao
Boa tarde! Which is bigger – a camião or a camionetta?
Tip: andar de = travel by when talking about carro, aurocarro, avião, camião etc. However, this changed to andar a, when taking about pé, boleia, cavalo