Beginning 55: Time To Catch Some Pokemon


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They say that millions of people are playing Pokemon Go, and as you think of it, what a unique way to practice speaking Portuguese. It’s got to be a new combination. And even if you are not into Pokemon, here’s a chance to learn more Portuguese.

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 A: Não, Jackson, pra pegar o Pokémon, você precisa jogar a PokéBola nele.
No Jackson, to capture the Pokemon you need to throw a Pokeball at him.
  B: É aqui no círculo verde que aparece esse monstrinho, não é?
Here at the green circle that appeared on the little monster, right?
  A: Você sabe o que fazer se acabar as PokéBolas?
Do you know what to do if you run out of Pokeballs?
  B: Vai até uma PokéStop para conseguir mais, não é?
You go to a Pokestop to get more, right?


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  1. Herman Sullivan

    In the translation, the verb capturar is used not pegar. What gives?
    Also, why is esgotar substituted for se-acabar?
    And why Vai ate instead of Andar? Are you guys using a computer to translate?:)

    1. Orlando Kelm

      Hi Herman, you are right, the transcription doesn’t fit the recording 100%. Sorry about that. What happens is that we initially write the dialogs, but then the voice actors have the liberty to improvise and say things the way that they want to when we do the recording. I accidentally published the original version, and not the modified one that the voice actors actually said. Truth told, it’s always educational for me to see where they make the changes, but unfortunately, this time we didn’t update the dialog. I’ll try to get the updated version changed soon.