Do you want to go to the movies tonight?

Posted on 01. Aug, 2013 by in Learning

Hello, there!

Our post today is about entertainment and fun, em português é claro!

Check out the following dialogue:

Leandro: Ei, o que você está afim de fazer hoje à noite?
Laura: Não sei. Pensei em ir ver uma peça.
Leandro: Boa ideia. Vamos olhar no jornal e ver o que está em cartaz. Vamos ver… Tem uma peça nova no Teatro Abril chamada “Vidas Separadas”.
Laura: Parece um drama e você sabe que eu odeio dramas! O que mais está passando?
Leandro: Tem outra que se chama “O Espião Que Me Traiu” e tem uma crítica ótima.
Laura: Que horas começa?
Leandro: Olha, tem uma sessão às 7 e outra às 10.
Laura: Perfeito, podemos ir às 7 e chamar o Rodrigo e a Glauce também. Será que eles topam?
Leandro: Acho que topam sim. Dá uma ligada pra Glauce pra ver se eles já têm planos pra hoje à noite.
Laura: Beleza, já tô ligando!

Translation:

Leandro: Hey, what do you feel like doing tonight?
Laura: I don’t know. I thought about going to see a play.
Leandro: Good idea. Let’s take a look at the newspaper and check what’s playing. Let’s see… There’s a new play over at Teatro Abril called “Separate Lives”.
Laura: It sounds like a drama and you know I hate dramas! What else is on?
Leandro: There’s another called “The Spy Who Betrayed Me” and it has a rave review.
Laura: What time does it start?
Leandro: Look, there’s a session at 7 and another at 10.
Laura: Perfect, we can go at 7 and invite Rodrigo and Glauce to go too. Do you think they’ll go?
Leandro: I think so. Give Glauce a call to check if they already have plans for tonight.
Laura: Cool, calling right now!

As you can see Leandro and Laura are about to have a good time tonight. What about you? Do you know expressions to invite someone to do something fun in Portuguese? No? OK, so let’s learn them!

Questions and Example Answers

O que você gosta de fazer para se divertir?
What do you like to do for fun?

O que você gosta de fazer no seu tempo livre?
What do you like to do in your free time?

Eu gosto de … – I like to …

ir ao cinema – go to the movies
ler – read
fazer uma caminhada – take a walk
colecionar selos – collect stamps
escutar música – listen to music
praticar esportes – play sports
ficar em casa e relaxar – stay home and relax
correr – go jogging / running
assistir filmes – watch movies
jogar xadrez / damas – play chess / checkers
acampar – go camping
pescar – go fishing
fazer trilha – hike

O que você está afim de fazer hoje / hoje à noite / este fim de semana?
What do you feel like doing today / tonight / this weekend?

Estou afim de …
I feel like …

O que você gostaria de fazer hoje / hoje à noite / este fim de semana?
What would you like to do today / tonight / this weekend?

Eu gostaria de …
I would like to …

Você gostaria de ir ao cinema comigo?
Would you like to go to the movies with me?

Que tal ir à praia este fim de semana?
How about going to the beach this weekend?

By the way, Leandro and Laura really exist and they are dear friends of mine, here they are!

Leandro e Laura

Leandro e Laura

Calvin and Hobbes in Portuguese

Posted on 24. Jul, 2013 by in Customs

Hey, there!

The Calvin and Hobbes comic strips are very famous in Brazil so I decided to “borrow” one from their Facebook page in Portuguese so we can have fun and learn at the same time. Enjoy!

calvin portugues

Useful Vocabulary

mongo = idiot, moron
cartão de ódio = hate card
buquê = bouquet
murcho = wilted, withered, dead
palerma = stupid, idiot
insensível = insensitive
notar = to notice

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You don’t know Palmirinha Onofre? Come on!

Posted on 22. Jul, 2013 by in Culture

Olá, pessoal! Tudo bem?

Palmirinha Onofre is this cute-as-a-button lady in her 80′s who’s a celebrity in Brazil. She is a professional cook and has had several TV programs on Brazilian TV.

Her latest program is on Bem Simples TV channel (only on cable) and she totally reminds us of our moms and grandmoms because she is simply awesome!

She has a sidekick, Boneco Guinho, who helps her keep the program light and fun for the whole family.

Today I’m going to share a recipe of Lombo com Molho de Cerveja (Loin in beer sauce).

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Here’s the recipe:

Lombo e Tempero [Loin and Seasoning]

  • 1 lombo de 2kg [loin]
  • 1 copo de suco de laranja [orange juice]
  • 4 dentes de alho [garlic cloves]
  • 1 cebola ralada [grated onion]
  • 1 ramo de alecrim [bunch of rosemary]
  • 1 folha de louro [bay leaf]
  • sal e pimenta a gosto [salt and pepper to taste]

Molho [Sauce]

  • 1 lata de cerveja [can of beer]
  • 1 caixa de creme de leite
  • 2 colheres de açúcar mascavo [brown sugar]
  • manteiga ou azeite [butter or olive oil]
  • 1 colher de sopa de mostarda [mustard]
  • sal e pimenta à gosto [salt and pepper to taste]

Useful Words and Expressions

  • temperar = to season
  • amarrar = to tie up
  • barbante = string
  • linha de fazer crochê = crochet string
  • amassado = crushed, mashed
  • papel alumínio = aluminum foil
  • forno = oven
  • molheira = gravy boat

Palmirinha is so famous that she even had a 30 min + interview on Jô Soares, Brazil’s leading talk show. Check it out!

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