Lesson 14 - Portuguese With Carla Podcast

Lesson 14 – Portuguese With Carla Podcast


Are you ready to play a game with us?

Often, a major problem when learning a language is not the acquisition but the retention. How to make words and expressions stick? In Lesson 14 of our European Portuguese Podcast, we teach you a fun game to help you remember Portuguese without the need of boring and seemingly infinite lists of words.




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

    Dear Marlo, Carla, that was a great idea you had for this episode! A fun and entertaining – also challenging – way to recap and brush up on a good chunk of words that you have been using thus far. Very enjoyable, kept laughing like an idiot every time it became apparent that, once again, Carla was of course going to leave the right answer at the end :). I thought it was an exercise in reverse psychology! Anyway, I even got quite a few of them right – ATUM!!! – and the ones I didn’t it was mostly because I’m lazy and haven’t quite managed yet to catch up with all the vocabulary I’ve logged in my trusty little notebook. So yeah, I think it makes perfect sense to have one of these episodes from time to time. Plus, you wouldn’t want Marlon’s stellar audio production values – nice game show effect on the microphone, btw – to go to waste, surely 🙂

    • Carla Sabala 6 years ago

      Thanks once again Paolo for your positive comments, particularly on this kind of podcast. We’re happy to hear they’re beneficial!

  2. Paolo 6 years ago

    Who’s Marlo?! Damn it, meant MarloN, of course.

  3. Peter Forbes 6 years ago

    Ola Carla. O peter Forbes aqui. Surpresa surpresa com uma pergunta. Ainda eu confundi sobre como para pronunciar (ou em particular nao para pronunciar) a letra “e” quando a letra esta ao final de uma palavra A 10.08 Marlon diz “o dente” e parece para pronunciar a letra “e” e novament a 19.35 quando ele diz “sotaque”. Voce nao pronuncia o letra.. Talvez somente realmente ele esta a enfatizar a segundo ultimo letra mais forte do que voce?

    • Carla Sabala 6 years ago

      Olá Peter! Mas que bela surpresa!! 😀

      É verdade, eu nao pronuncio a letra ‘e’ no final das palavras, mas o Márlon às vezes pronuncia. E você tem razão, ele está simplesmente a enfatizar os sons de cada sílaba. Por vezes fazemos isso, por exemplo quando as emoções estão à flor da pele 😛 Mas regra geral, não se pronuncia a letra ‘e’ quando é a última numa palavra.


  4. Mark 4 years ago

    Hey Guys, Absolutely loving the podcasts, I don’t have anyone to talk to that knows Portuguese and I keep hoping to get some one on one lessons over skype some time. In the mean time I’m looking the word list to go with the quiz.

    • Marlon Sabala 4 years ago

      Glad we can be of help Mark 🙂

      You can try some apps like talkabroad.com, Hellotalk, hello pal or tandem. Of course, all members of the Carla’s Babies program have access to a community of people who are eager to learn more European Portuguese and we just actually launched a new feature for members that allow them to practice live with each other 🙂

      If you want to know more, head over to https://ptwithcarla.com/member

      Até mais,

  5. Jarrod 4 years ago

    Carla, you have the best laugh on the Internet!

    Great job, both of you 😃

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