Lesson 12 - Portuguese With Carla Podcast

Lesson 12 – Portuguese With Carla Podcast

In this week’s lesson we learn expressions and words useful to fill gaps and make you sound native. A bunch of vocabulary is also coming your way.

Don’t forget to check the flashcards bellow.

Btw, sorry about the nasally sounding hosts 🙂



C – Ai estou tão cansada. Será que não podemos apanhar um táxi?

M -Vamos gastar mais dinheiro pra quê? A gente põe-se lá em 10 minutos ou nem isso.

C – Tu não querias ver o resto do jogo? Ainda deve estar a dar…

M – Pronto está bem, mais 5 euros menos 5 euros..

C – Olha ali um táxi.

T – Boa noite. Então para onde é que querem ir?

M – O hotel Sabala, ali no Lido.

T – Já sei. Vamos lá então.

M – O senhor não parece ter o sotaque madeirense. É de cá?

T – Eu sou do Alentejo, da Zambujeira do Mar.

Mas casei-me com uma madeirense.

C – Ah…e gosta de cá estar?

T – Desde que haja saúde e trabalho, eu estou bem. E vocês?

C – Nós somos da zona de Alcochete, não sei se conhece, mas vivemos na Inglaterra.

T – Ora aqui está o hotel Sabala. São 9 euros e 83 cêntimos.

M – Ok, fique com o troco.

T – Obrigadinho. Boas férias! E até uma próxima!

C – Até à próxima.

M – Obrigado. Adeus.



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  1. Demetrius 1 year ago

    Hi! You didn’t explain the meaning of “nem isso” which is unlikely “not even” in this context.
    The whole text is not for beginners I may guess.

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      Carla Sabala 1 year ago

      Olá Demetrius!

      Sorry if we weren’t clear enough on the expression “nem isso”. Those 2 words together in this order mean exactly ‘not even that’ in the context of this scene and in any other context as far as I can think of.
      If you’re a beginner you might wanna start with lesson 1.
      Obrigada, Carla 🙂

  2. Evgeniya 1 year ago

    Carla and Marlon, well done! Thank you very much for your recording, I am enjoy learning European portuguese with you.

    • Marlon Sabala 1 year ago

      Thanks Evgeniya. Glad you enjoy the lessons. Another one coming later today. 🙂

  3. Paolo 10 months ago

    And another LOVELY episodes from the Sabalas! Muito obrigado. Very professional and composed guest, I hope I’ll find plenty of taxi drivers as friendly as Marlon’s stepdad when I visit Portugal, I would understand quite a bit too! You had a particularly soothing voice this time around, Marlon, more so than usual, I mean… very charming… then you went and blew your nose and the moment was gone :). I must admit, I missed the audio quiz (I always cherish the opportunity to ridicule myself!), but the flashcards and various exercises on the side were great. If you guys think Alcochete sounds funny to an English ear, I got to tell you, nothing beats hearing “fica” over and over again to an Italian hear. I shall say no more (but careful if you google it, it’s pretty nsfw)! Anyways, you guys are the best, and Portuguese is spreading in the family! Now my son keeps telling me “Bruto pa!” when I misbehave 🙂

    • Marlon Sabala 10 months ago

      Wow, what can I say… Thanks for the time you’ve taken to write that comment. It means a great deal to see you’re enjoying/learning from the podcasts.
      We’re both learning and slowly figuring out what seems to work in an audio only medium of teaching, but your words are certainly encouraging.

      Muito obrigado.
      Um abraço

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