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11 Things Not to Say on a First Date Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Video

Oi, pessoal!

Leandro Nazar

I went to Belo Horizonte last month to attend an English club meetup. I was invited by the Real Life English guys and at the meetup I met Leandro Nazar, who’s an actor and has a very interesting Youtube channel. One of his latest videos is 11 Coisas que Não se Deve Falar no Primeiro Encontro (11 Things Not to Say on a First Date).

There is even a bonus at the end!

Check out his videos and the 11 things (in Portuguese) below. Make sure to pay attention to the current pronunciation. Sometimes (like in any other language) we drop syllables altogether, so keep practicing!

1. Não pede nada muito caro não, tá?
2. Se você quiser, perto da minha casa tem uma academia que eles fazem uma promoção pro seu tipo.
3. Tá bom, vamos parar de falar sobre você e falar sobre mim agora.
4. Quantos anos que você tem mesmo?
5. Sua mãe é bonita?
6. Você me lembra a Adele.
7. Ué, você veio de pochete?
8. Então, você joga Minecraft?
9. Você pode pagar dessa vez que eu tô desempregado, sabe como que é, né?
10. Quanto que você ganha por mês?
11. Essa comida tava boa, hein?


Quando que é sua operação mesmo?


– In sentence 2 he says that at this gym they fazem uma promoção. That means that the gym has special membership options, like a discount or a combo.

– In sentence 4 the word mesmo (same) is used to ask for repetition. In English we could translate it as “How old are you again?”

– In sentence 7 the word pochete means a fanny pack (in British English, a bum bag). In Brazil we joke that people with big bellies wear fanny packs.

– In sentence 9 the word que in “…que eu tô desempregado” is used to replace “porque” (because). This is highly used in informal speech.

– In sentences 4 and 10 the word que is used as a complement in spoken Portuguese. Grammatically it is not necessary, but people speak like that all the time.

– For the use of word hein, check out my blog post clicking here.

You can reach Leandro on his Youtube channel and his Facebook profile.

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About the Author: Adir

English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.