Beginning 51: WhatsApp or Facebook?

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Every time you turn around there is a new way to socialize with others. When it comes to chatting with friends, do you prefer WhatsApp or Facebook? That’s the topic we tackle in today’s lesson.

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Dialogue
Discussion
 A: Silvia, você prefere usar WhatsApp ou Facebook pra mandar a mensagem?
Silvia, do you prefer to use WhatsApp or Facebook when sending messages?
  B: Bom, na escola, quase que sempre uso WhatsApp, mas em casa eu uso o Facebook.
Well, at school I use WhatsApp, but at home I use Facebook.
  A: Alguma vantagem com WhatsApp?
Any advantage with WhatsApp?
  B: São quase iguais, mas tem muita gente usando o WhatsApp, viu?
They are almost the same, but a lot of people use WhatsApp.

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  1. Herman Sullivan

    Why is “pra” used as opposed to “quando”?

    Silvia, você prefere usar WhatsApp ou Facebook pra mandar a mensagem?

    1. Orlando Kelm

      It sometimes helps to think of the English phrase “in order to” whenever we use the Portuguese ‘para’ before a verb. That is, if you can say in English, “in order to send” than the best Portuguese phrase is ‘para mandar.’ So in this case, ‘você prefere usar WhatsApp ou Facebook pra mandar a mensagem?’ (do you prefer to use WhatsApp or Facebook in order to send a message?)