Beginning 46: The Grandchildren Are Afraid Of Clowns

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There is no question that grandparents love to be with the grandchildren. The hard part is choosing the activities that the kiddos enjoy. In today’s lesson that activity is not the circus, but after this lesson you will have the Portuguese to talk about other possible ways to entertain the grandchildren.

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 A: Vamos levar os netos pro circo?
Should we take the grandchildren to the circus?
  B: Não sei, viu? A Leticia tem medo de palhaços.
I don’t know, you know? Leticia is really scared of clowns.
  A: Ah é, é verdade. Seria melhor nem entrar nisso.
Ah, that’s right. Let’s not even consider it.
  B: Acho que eles gostariam muito mais do aquário.
I think it would be better to go to the aquarium.


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  1. Nelson

    Orlando y equipe,

    Tenho uma pergunta.

    Why is it “tem medo DE palhacos” instead of “tem medo DOS palhacos” ?

    Sorry, I don’t have a portuguese keyboard !

    1. Orlando Kelm

      Notice how when you say “de palhaços” it shows that we are referring to all palhaços in general. If one says, “dos palhaços” chances are that we are referring to some specific palhaços. That’s the main difference.

      1. Nelson

        Ahhh, that makes total sense now. Muito obrigado pela resposta.

        Y tambem muito obrigado por seus podcasts. Eles sao OTIMOS !

        They are very entertaining and such a great resource for learning. Thank you to you and your team for creating them !