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 Português, tips and tricks to help to study
Posted: May 31 2011, 03:38 AM

"Lembra tudo tempo: q vc quer? + e porque @?"

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Hello, World! smile.gif

Portuguese in Brazil is really easy if you want just start speak in weeks with people around and not pass exams or write books..

I would like to gather some essential and maximum compressed information that is needed to start to speak and learn the language during a communication.


Verbs with times:
to view - it's opened for Tudo Mundo

link for same page to correct (for teachers):
to edit and enrich - it needs to be logged with account

Basic word set to learn:
Amzing page, without any redundant information - just TOP used words list

Testes and games:
To improve a knowledge base and enrich your vocabulary

In brazilian portuguese exists amazing word "gente", that signifies:
- people
- we
- a person

In my experience to start speaking it is needed to remember only 2 forms of verbs:
1. eu quero, eu entendo == I want, I undersand
2. você/ele/ela quer, você/ele/ela entende == you/he/she want, you// understand

And by usage magic "gente" (same form as for você) we will have next:
gente quer == we(our company) want;
gente (meus amigos) quer = guys (my friends) want;
gente entende == we understand, they understand.

So, only You(plural) is not covered at all - but we can use 2 tricks to solve it:
1) split group for one person and "gente":
você e gente quer == you and guys want
você e gente entende == you and guys understand

2) or use "gente" to address to group:
- Gente, gente! Gente entende? = Folk, Folk! Do you understand?
- Sim = yes
- Que legal! Gente entende! = Cool! Guys understand!

(Gente, correct me if this form is very incorrect. I used it many time and people understood me... I

And Future:
Eu vou ...
Você/ele/gente vai ...

Vou querer = I will want
Você vai entender = you(one) will understand
Gente vai entender = WE will understand
OR = THEY will undersnand
OR = YOU(all) will understand
- all depends on intonation and context only!

And Past:
no magic.. I studied with next way:
"eu quero.. ehrm.. em passado..? como falar?.."
"eu entendo. não.. eu ...ehhh... em passado eu..?? que eu fiz?" and people answer: "você entendeu e eu entendi." -"Agardeço! então.. - eu entendi.... bla-bla.."

só isso, só isso..

If it will help anyone - I will be very glad!

Gente, eu entendo que isso não é português, é uma coisa que está muito doente. Mas por gente começa falar, isso poderia ajudar. Eu acho. smile.gif
Posted: May 31 2011, 01:35 PM

AIESECo Novato

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Hey Sergio biggrin.gif

Just a quick help with the past:

Eu quero = Eu queria (works both as the past "I wanted to visit São Paulo = Eu queria visitar São Paulo" and as a conditional statement "I would want to visit São Paulo, if I had money/time = Eu queria visitar SP se eu tivesse dinheiro ou tempo")

Eu entendo -> Eu entendi / Eu não entendi o que você disse (I understood/didn't understand what you said).

I am not sure if you know it, but this site may interest you:

It is sort of a social network for people learning other languages, for a few of them they even offer free courses and materials (Brazilian PT is one of them). I haven't used it much, but it seems to have enough content and people to talk to make it worth a try smile.gif

Luiz Adriano de Mello Ferreira
AIESEC Belo Horizonte, Brasil
Skype: luiz.amf
Posted: Dec 12 2011, 11:54 PM

"Lembra tudo tempo: q vc quer? + e porque @?"

Group: Members
Posts: 56
Member No.: 326
Joined: 6-January 11

....disagree with myself totally, it's not portugues at all.

But it works... smile.gif

the biggest error is there is word "agente" that means We,
and this word normally asks 1 form plurar:

Agente vamos para festa!

and other thing, when we address to the group it's needed to use 2nd form plural:

Gente! O que vocês fazem.

But "it's so nice accent...", so these wrong simples rules I wrote in first message for person who doesn't speak portugues at all really do help!

Proved by me ninja.gif
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