Brazilian Portuguese/Chapter 2
|Chapter 2 - Profissões|
|This Lesson's Vocabulary|
Professions and their Variations
|This Lesson's Grammar|
Ser and its Uses
Proper Use of Adjectives
- 1 Dialogue
- 2 Pronunciation
- 3 Vocabulary
- 4 Grammar
- 5 Culture
- 6 Review
What do you do?
Pedro: João, o que você faz?
João: Sou médico. E você?
Pedro: Que coincidência! Também sou médico!
João: Que interessante!
- O que você faz? - What do you do?
- o que - what (lit. "the what")
- você faz? - do you do? (lit. "you do")
- faz - you/he does; conjugated from the irregular verb Fazer
- Sou médico. E você? - I'm a doctor. And you?
- sou - I'm; conjugated from the irregular verb Ser (lit. "am". Note that the pronoun there is hide. "Eu sou" = "I am")
- médico - doctor
- e você? - And you?
- Que coincidência! Também sou médico! - What a coincidence! I'm a doctor too!
- que - what
- também - too, also, either
- Que interessante! - Interesting! (lit. What interesting!)
Structures: Que ...!
The structure "Que...!" in portuguese is, in certain ways, unique. The structure that is similar to it in the English language is "That`s...!" or sometimes only a word: "Word!". For example: in the dialogue João says "Que interessante!", in this case it would be like an "Interesting!" (lit. That`s interesting!). Examples of similar "Que...!" structures in english:
- That`s...! That is nice!; In portuguese: "Legal!", "Isso é legal!".
- Word! Wonderful!; in portuguese: "Maravilhoso!".
Structures: Professions Without Articles
The Acúte Accent
The Circumflêx Accent
Watch out - professor can be used for both teachers and professors, although mestre can also be used for the latter.
Varying Genders of Nouns
Ser is the other verb that means "to be" (The first one is the verb estar). It is used to express a permanent condition or fact.
|What Something's Made Of|
Here is its conjugation:
|Eu sou||Nós somos|
|Tu és||Vós sois|
|Você é||Vocês são|
|Ele/Ela é||Eles/Elas são|
Fazer means to do or to make. It can be used interchangeable between the two definitions. It is an irregular verb, so it doesn't follow the rules of other -er verbs.
|Eu faço||Nós fazemos|
|Tu fazes||Vós fazeis|
|Você faz||Vocês fazem|
|Ele/Ela faz||Eles/Elas fazem|
Here are a few examples of its uses:
O que o médico faz? (Questions are discussed in the next section)
Asking "What" Questions
An adjective is a word that modifies a noun or pronoun by giving more information about it. They answer the questions, "what kind?", "which one?", "how many?", and "how much?".
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This musical style evolved from samba but it's more complex harmonically, less percursive and more refined.
Machado de Assis
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis was born in June 21 1939. He is one of the most famous Brazilian writers. Machado de Assis was born in Rio de Janeiro, that was the capital of The Empire of Brazil.
He was a playwright,novelist, short stories writer(Contos, in Brazil).