Beginning 19: It’s So Hot!

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We can’t change the weather by talking about it, but at least it feels good to vent a little bit. Too hot, too cold, too rainy, today you will learn how to talk about the weather in Portuguese, even if nothing actually changes.

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 A: Ai, que calor, não aguento mais!
Oh, it’s so hot, I can’t take it anymore!
  B: Realmente, está insuportável.
Really, this is unbearable.
  A: Vai chover essa semana?
Is it going to rain this week?
  B: Nada, mas, fazer o quê?
Not at all, but what can you do?


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  1. Stephan Gabrielson

    My wife and I just returned from 10 days in Piracicaba, and after the obligatory “Bom dia!/Boa tarde!/Boa noite!” and/or “Tudo bem?” greetings from the people we met, I can’t tell you how many times we heard “Está muito quente!” or “Está muito calor!” (or simply, “Muito quente!” or “Muito calor!”). The daytime high temperatures ranged from 98-104°F, 37-40°C, while we were there, and the São Paulo state is currently experiencing a drought, so it definitely didn’t rain this week, or last week.

    I guess what I am really saying is that this lesson is not only practical (though what I heard varied a little from the lesson dialogue); it is also very timely…

    1. Orlando Kelm

      Hi Stephen, ahh Piracicaba, you probably were surrounded by miles and miles of sugarcane! Indeed, I’m sure that you heard “muito quente” a bunch of time! Thanks for joining us.

  2. Amy

    Oh! Is Brazil really that hot? What is the best city to live in Brazil? Not too hot in summer? Because the electricity is also calor, não é? I wonder if I can afford the water or the electricity bills when I get there. =)

    1. Orlando Kelm

      It’s not that it is sooooo hot, but Brazilians are sensitive to running the air conditioning, which are generally individual units per room, as opposed to central air. Just keep in mind to turn on the unit in the room where you are located, and turn things off when you leave the apartment.