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.



Open the tab below only if you’re struggling to remember most words hinted at on the podcast. Getting the answers without further help will help you “burn” them in your memory much more effectively.

Bear in mind that the words are not in the order they are mentioned, so it will still be somewhat of a challenge to pick the right one.


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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 2 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 1 year 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 2 years ago

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

  3. Peter Forbes 1 year 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 1 year 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.


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