Elementary 01: Did You Sleep Well?

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6:30am can seem so early sometimes! How about we sleep a little longer, OK? Learn how to ask what time it is, and while you are at it, suggest that we sleep just a little more.

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Dialogue
Discussion
 A: Bom dia, você dormiu bem?
Good morning, did you sleep well?
  B: Mais ou menos. Que horas são?
More or less. What time is it?
  A: Seis e meia, ainda é muito cedo.
Six-thirty, it’s still really early.
  B: Vamos dormir um pouco mais!
Let’s sleep a little more!
  A: Tá, mais um pouquinho só.
OK, just a little more.

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  1. Zach Thompson

    Muito obrigado pelo video util!

    It was interesting, in the dialogue, it really sounds like the man is pronouncing “muito cedo” as “mucho cedo.” I know that’s not correct but it really sounds like he’s saying it that. Andreia does pronounce it very clear though.

    Z

    1. Orlando Kelm

      Yea, that is interesting. You know, historically, that is exactly what happened. “muito” has a vowel sound that causes palatalization (the “ch” sound in Spanish). Over time the palatalization took hold in Spanish and resulted in “mucho”. The same thing happened in words like leche-leite. We do the same thing in English when we say “watcha” for “what are you”. Having said all that, I love the way Brazilians pronounce “muito”, with a strong nasal sound from the initial “m” and a long first syllable and a short final syllable, kind of like mmuuii-tu.