Lesson 6 - Portuguese With Carla Podcast

Free Audio Course – Lesson 6

Another edition of Portuguese With Carla Podcast, another free lesson on European Portuguese.

This week we bring another guest to help us out. Over time, different accents, different voices with varied tones and rhythms will help you grasp the spoken language more and more easily.

Don’t forget to try the exercise at the end of this post. How well do you understand coloquial Portuguese from Portugal? Test yourself with our quiz.



M – Olha, deve ser a senhora da recepção…

C – Sim , estou a ir.

Sr – boa noite

C – boa noite, não sei se a senhora da recepção o informou, mas este quarto não foi limpo. E nós acabamos de chegar… eu mostro-lhe, venha cá ver.

Sr. – Ah sim realmente, não foi. Pedimos imensas desculpas! Deixe-me telefonar à gerente.


Sr. – A gerente lamenta a inconveniência e como um pedido de desculpas gostaria de vos convidar a ficar na suite presidencial.

M –  Lá terá que ser não é…

(in the new room)

Sr . – Também têm uma garrafa de champanhe – cortesia do hotel.

C – Muito obrigada.

Sr. – Obrigado nós pela vossa paciência. E desfrutem da estadia. Se precisarem de mais alguma coisa, disponham. Uma boa noite.

M & C – Obrigada/o, boa noite.

Exercise Time

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 7 years ago

    Olà, Carla, Marlon! Loved this episode, muito obrigado! The outtakes at the end had me in stitches, your laughs are really contagious 🙂 Now onto the exercises… er… epah!!!

  2. Esra 5 years ago

    I think the quiz was very hard to understand. Because it was so casual and fast for a new learner. But it helped me to understand how fast you guys are talking 😀 ( I meant portuguese people 😀 )
    Anyway, your podcasts are amazing. Muita obrigada a todos 🙂

    • Carla Sabala 5 years ago

      Olá Esra! Obrigada nós 🙂 E esperamos que os podcasts continuem a servir de ajuda para si!

  3. santana costa 4 years ago

    Even with the blanks filled in, I wouldn’t have understood anything. I only heard “”dish, fish, ca dentro ”’….rins,…figado””
    Alem disso, entendi nada………

    • Marlon 4 years ago

      It’s tricky we agree. The value in this sort of exercise comes when comparing what you got (even if little) to the correct transcript. Specifically, it helps you identify sound patterns.

  4. Leo 4 years ago

    Great stuff 🙂

  5. Codruta Floriana 1 year ago

    Very challenging indeed ! especially the second one
    Thanks for the lesson and for the quiz 🙂

  6. Michael Khadija Anderson 1 year ago

    WAIT! So what exactly does “lá terá que ser” mean? You didn’t translate it : (

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    Carla 1 year ago

    Didnt we? Sorry! “Lá terá que ser” means: I guess that’s the way it has to be” 👍🏽

  8. Susan 1 year ago

    Carla in English „old friend“ means one of many years not an old person

  9. Katie & Kevin 1 year ago

    Hi guys, we really appreciate these lessons, we do them every morning with our coffee. You guys are lots of fun so thank you for teaching us and brightening our mornings!

    • Marlon 1 year ago

      Muito obrigado Katie & Kevin. It’s nice to know we somehow made it into your morning routine 🙂
      Keep it up

  10. Francis 10 months ago

    Thanks again for your very helpful lessons!

    I think there’s a typo in the script: “Muita obrigada” should read “Muito obrigada”, unless I’m mistaken.

    • Marlon 10 months ago

      Glad you’re enjoying it!

      And thanks for letting us know. All corrected now.

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