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Portuguese in Dialogues: Do Quê Você Gosta? Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Vocabulary

Olá, pessoal! Tudo bem?

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Let’s kick off this week with a sample dialogue between Leandro and Rodrigo.

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Leandro: O que você gostaria de ser se você não fosse um webdesigner? [What would you like to be if you weren’t a webdesigner?]
Rodrigo: Não sei. Não me vejo fazendo outra coisa. Embora eu pudesse ter sido veterinário, adoro animais. [I don’t know. I can’t imagine muyself doing anything else. Even though I could have been a vet, I like animals.]
Leandro: Sério? Você tem algum? [Really? Do you have any?]
Rodrigo: Sim, tenho dois cachorros e um gato. [Yes, I have two dogs and one cat.]
Leandro: E é você quem cuida deles? [And are you the one who takes care of them?]
Rodrigo: Sou eu. Minha esposa não gosta muito de animais então eu os alimento e cuido deles. [Yes. My wife is not really into pets, so I feed them and take care of them.]

Useful expressions

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eu gostaria = I would like
você gostaria = you would like
se você não fosse = if you weren’t
embora = even though
pudesse ter sido = could have been
Sério? = Really?
o que, quem = the one
cuidar = to take care
muito = a lot
alimentar = to feed

So you’ve just read a dialogue in which the two speakers talk about likes and dislikes. Let’s learn some more expressions related to this topic.

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Eu gosto de = I like
… viajar = to travel
… ver documentários = to watch documentaries
… ler = to read
… escutar música = to listen to music
… cuidar de animais de estimação = to take care of pets

Eu adoro = I love
… levantar mais tarde = to sleep in
… comida vegetariana = vegetarian food
… tirar um cochilo = to take a nap
… dar uma volta (a pé) = to take a walk

Acho chato = I find it boring
… ficar na fila = to stand in line

Eu não gosto de = I don’t like
… me levantar cedo = to get up early
… lidar com pessoas mandonas = to deal with bossy people

Odeio = I hate
Me irrita = It ticks me off
… esperar pessoas que chegan tarde = to wait for people who are late

Some more examples:

Eu sempre me divirto assistindo comédias. = I always have a good time watching comedies.
Eu acho os filmes de ficção científica muito interessantes. = I find sci-fi movies very interesting.

Não curto muito esportes. = I’m not into sports.
Não gostei desse livro. Achei difícil de ler. = I didn’t like that book. I found it hard to read.

Nos vemos em breve!

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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.


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