Slice of Life 01: What do you think, 2%, whole or skim?

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What could be better than ice-cold milk on your cereal for breakfast! A breakfast of champions. Your only decision, should you drink skim, 2% or whole milk?

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 A: Is it possible for milk to ever be too cold?
É possível o leite ficar gelado demais?
  B: Impossible. As far as I am concerned, the colder the better.
Isso é impossível. Pra mim, quanto mais frio, melhor!
  A: Especially on my cereal in the morning, you know?
Principalmente com o meu cereal de manhã, sabe?
  B: Definitely. Wait a sec! Is that skim milk you are using?
Com certeza! Peraí! Isso aí que você tá usando é leite desnatado?
  A: Yea, so what?
É, por quê?
  B: Don’t even pretend that skim milk is real milk, ick! At least you should drink 2%!
Não me diga que você acha que leite desnatado é leite de verdade, eca! Você deveria pelo menos tomar o semi-desnatado.
  A: I don’t know, after drinking skim, even the 2% tastes like whole.
Ah, sei lá! Depois de beber o leite desnatado, até o semi-desnatado fica com o gosto de integral.
  B: Freezing ice-cold whole milk is the only way to go.
Leite integral supergelado, esse é o único que presta.


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  1. Karina

    Congrats! The podcast was amazing! The milk half and half can be called “meio a meio” like some chocolate and cookies in Brazil!

    1. Orlando Kelm

      And I love how Brazilians also say meia meia when referring to water that combines cold from the fridge with room temperature water!

  2. Antônio Alexandre

    Congratulations US embassy! It is an excelent way to learn english, and free.

    1. Orlando Kelm

      Thanks Antônio, and we’ve got many more to release in coming weeks as well!

  3. Jucimeire Bispo

    Thank you for this material, it is wonderful. I have been listening to it, learning a lot and improving my English.

    1. Orlando Kelm

      Thanks Jucimeire, and stay tuned, lots more lessons to come.

  4. Juliana

    I’m so exciting for find this free material in the embaixada’s website, and beginning learned so many. Thanks a lot for all the work! this is so nice!

    1. Orlando Kelm

      Thanks Juliana. RELO at the embaixada have been super supportive, and it’s been great to work with them. Stay tuned, we are releasing a new episode every week.

  5. Caique Machado

    Muito boa a produção e explicação, ótimo método de ensino! Estou gostando bastante, espero conseguir me tornar fluente. Grande sonho rs