Elementary 18: Give Me A Dozen Roses

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We all hope that someday, as a foreigner in Brazil, you have the opportunity to buy flowers. There is a delightful mix of the excitement in seeing the many new flowers, the relatively cheaper prices, and the fun of the exchange with the flower sellers. In this lesson we should learn some of the Portuguese that you’ll need for your flower-buying experience.

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 A: Boa tarde. Em que eu posso ajudar senhor?
Good afternoon. How may I help you?
  B: Boa tarde, queria comprar umas flores para minha esposa.
Good afternoon, I wanted to buy some flowers for my wife.
  A: Está bem. Que tipo de flores?
Fine. What type of flowers?
  B: Quem sabe um buquê de rosas.
Perhaps a bouquet of roses.
  A: Que cor o senhor prefere?
What color do you prefer?
  B: Essas vermelhas talvez. Que mais você tem?
Maybe these red ones. What else do you have?
  A: Bom. Essas brancas também são lindas. Também tem essas cor-de-rosa e essas amarelas.
Well, these white ones are pretty too. We also have these pink ones and these yellow ones.
  B: Essas amarelas são lindas. Me dá uma dúzia delas.
The yellow ones are pretty. Give me a dozen of them.

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