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Old 11-04-2023, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Miami (prev. NY, Atlanta, SF, OC and San Diego)
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Decided to sign up for Brazilian Portuguese lessons at a local Miami language school. Been to Brazil 10x with an 11th visit coming up next month (3rd visit in 2023).

I don’t expect to become fluent but if I at least can improve upon my minimal proficiency and upgrade it to conversational (grammar be damned) it will only improve my time in Rio and elsewhere where even less English is spoken.

Will also come in handy should I decide on a future 2 month visit (like during the hot Miami summer) rather than my usual 2 weeks and force me to use my brain which is something I’ve done very little of since retiring, other than arguing with people on other sections of CD…lol
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Old 11-04-2023, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil
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Boa sorte!
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Old 11-04-2023, 06:19 PM
 
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Boa sorte!
Is that something only a Brazilian would say?
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Old 11-04-2023, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Formerly NYC by week; ATL by weekend...now Rio bi annually and ATL bi annually
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Decided to sign up for Brazilian Portuguese lessons at a local Miami language school. Been to Brazil 10x with an 11th visit coming up next month (3rd visit in 2023).

I don’t expect to become fluent but if I at least can improve upon my minimal proficiency and upgrade it to conversational (grammar be damned) it will only improve my time in Rio and elsewhere where even less English is spoken.

Will also come in handy should I decide on a future 2 month visit (like during the hot Miami summer) rather than my usual 2 weeks and force me to use my brain which is something I’ve done very little of since retiring, other than arguing with people on other sections of CD…lol
Parabens...but what you will need to do as well is go out and cop Pimsleur or another learing aide as well. And understand that BR Portuguese is full of slang and changes quite frequently. If you are immersed in the culture with locals whenever you come here you will learn a new way to say something or a new phrase all the time. But lessons coupled with a learning aide will be the best bet.
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Old 11-04-2023, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Formerly NYC by week; ATL by weekend...now Rio bi annually and ATL bi annually
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Is that something only a Brazilian would say?
Means good luck fam..
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Old 11-04-2023, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Miami (prev. NY, Atlanta, SF, OC and San Diego)
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Yeah, I’ve signed up for 8 90 minute 1 on 1 sessions with a Brazilian instructor. Hopefully, I can get beyond oi, como vai, tudo bem, Obrigado.
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Old 11-16-2023, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil
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Try to watch Brazilian movies with English subtitles, that will help a lot.
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