Elementary 05: I Love Feijoada

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In today’s lesson we learn how to talk about one of the most characteristic foods of Brazil, feijoada. Think of a black bean stew with lots of different meats and the serve that over rice. You’ve got it, and for meat lovers, it is hard to resist.

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 A: Você gosta mesmo de feijoada, não é?
You really like feijoada, don’t you?
  B: Adoro, principalmente nessa época do ano.
I love it, especially this time of year.
  A: Mas você não acha que é muito pesada?
But don’t you think it’s kind of heavy?
  B: Um pouco, por isso que eu coloco com umas fatias de laranja.
A little, that’s why I have it with these orange slices.
  A: Eu também não resisto, e me dá um pouco mais dessa farofa aí vai.
I can’t resist it, and give me a little more of this farofa, OK.


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  1. Donovan Godfrey

    This lesson made me hungry. You are an awesome teacher. Brazilpod has been my main source of learning Brazilian Portuguese. Andreia is great 🙂

    1. Orlando Kelm

      Obrigado Donavan. And BTW, Andreia has just accepted a new position at the Univ. of Illinois, now that she has graduate from UT Austin!

  2. Nina Ni

    On beginner lesson #69, it used “Adorei” to show “i love this”. So my question is when to use “Adoro”, and when to use “Adorei”?

    Thank you for the podcast, It helps me a lot on studying this language.

    1. Orlando Kelm

      Boa pergunta Nina, you know, I was thinking about this, and it seems similar to English when we talk about movies or books that we like. “I love that movie” or “I loved that movie.” It’s all a matter of your point of reference, but either will work. Adoro and Adorei work the same way (and in fact “acabo” and “acabei” do too).

      1. Nina Ni

        Obrigada Orlando para a resposta. In beginner lesson #69, it says ” …you CANNOT say in present tense Eu Adoro esses sapatos…” (04’04” of the lesson audio), that’s why I feel confused. Thank you now i know that both can be used 🙂