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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Dialogue
Discussion
 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.
      Orlando