Lesson 11 - Portuguese With Carla Podcast

Lesson 11 – Portuguese With Carla Podcast


Podcast 11 is cooked. In this European Portuguese lesson you will learn some essencial idioms that will make you sound like a native.

Also in this episode, on top of the usual pronunciation exercise and grammar tips, we will give you an almost unknown, but super effective technique to learn vocabulary up to 1/3 faster.

Don’t forget to check the exercises below the transcript.




M – Tenho aqui um bocado de atum enfiado no dente!

C – Então pede um palito à empregada. Entretanto eu vou ali à casa de banho.

M – Olhe, se faz favor, por acaso não tem aí palitos?

E – Sim, estão aqui.

M – Obrigadinho.

E – E os senhores são de cá?

M – Não, estamos aqui uns dias de férias.

E – Ah, muito bem. Espero que estejam a gostar. Já foram à Quinta Berardo?

M – Vamos amanhã.

E – A forma mais fácil de lá chegar é de teleférico.

M – Por acaso reparei no teleférico, mas não sabia pra onde ía…

E – Sim. E até é mais barato do que o táxi.

M – Ah pronto, obrigado pela dica.

E – De nada.

C – Então, já está?

M – Sim, vamos embora.

Todos – Boa noite.



Chewing gum improves memory


Can you recall?


Audio Quiz

This is a quick test on your understanding of spoken European Portuguese.

Don’t feel too bad if you can’t get much right, these are challenging test.

Follow this process:

  • Fill all the gaps you can, even if you’re not sure, just right down what you think you hear
  • Go over it a few times if need be
  • Check the correct answers while listening
  • try to test over one more time from scratch


  1. Paolo 6 years ago

    Obrigadinho, Carla e Marlon! Another great episode that was over before I knew it (time flies when you’re having fun and all that jazz…). This time I particularly appreciated that you guys repeated the English translation not just at the start or at the end of the entire Portuguese line of dialogue, but ALSO after every small segment you pronounced in Portuguese – if that makes sense? – Anyway, extremely useful! I must admit though, I think I’ll always have a big problem going forward (and especially when visiting Portugal)… I can’t keep a straight face anymore when someone says “atum”. You guys ruined it for me 🙂

    • Marlon Sabala 6 years ago

      Thanks Paolo, I’ll try to keep that in mind about repeating the translation when we’re breaking down the pronunciation and grammar.
      The Atum thing…it has been a “private” joke in the Sabala household for a number of years now. ATUM!!! Can’t get that voice out of our heads 🙂

  2. Hey nice post. I hope it’s alright that I shared this
    on my Facebook, if not, no issues just let me know and I’ll remove it.
    Either way keep up the good work.

    • Carla Sabala 6 years ago

      Thank you! Thats not a problema at all, we’re happy you like it to the point of sharing it 🙂

  3. Vaida 5 years ago

    Im so happy I found you guys! Until now I couldnt find anything like this to learn Portuguese, only Brazilian, so thank you for being here!
    By the way, I was making Audio quiz 6, but I couldnt find the right answers for it? :/

    • Marlon Sabala 5 years ago

      Hi Vaida. Thank you for your kind words. More stuff coming soon. 🙂
      As for quiz 6: once you go through it and press “Check”, the right answers should appear right after your answers. Like here.

      Is it working for you?

  4. Rach 1 year ago

    Obrigada Carla e Marlon, o curso (30 dias) ajuda-me ate Janeiro! Gostei os sotaques especialmente! I listen to portuguese meetings weekly and the accents are all so different, hard to atch everything for a learner. I notice by the way that your intro to the listening exercises say ‘fill the gabs’… should be gaps 😉 abracos

    • Marlon 12 months ago

      Thanks for the words of encouragement and for the type tip. 🙂 Keep it up!

  5. Violetta 9 months ago

    Muito obrigada, Marlo e Carla! Outro ótimo podcast!
    Eu gostei muito a breve conversa com a tua avó, Marlo.
    Até breve!

    • Marlon 8 months ago

      Well thank you Violetta. Sim, ela era muito divertida. 🙂

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