Tá Falado: Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation for Speakers of Spanish

Lesson 12: Pronunciation of 's' and 'z' Sounds, Eating at Movie Theaters

Jan. 4, 2007

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Our podcast comes to you from Austin, Texas. Valdo and Michelle have noticed that here in Austin there are movie theaters that serve full meals, just like in regular restaurants. What a great idea, and that is our cultural observation for this lesson. As to the sounds of Portuguese and Spanish, we take on a big one today. Valdo and Michelle help us to understand when Portuguese words that are written with an 's' sound like an 's' and when they sound like a 'z.' Get ready for their five rules! Spanish speaking listeners, get ready to say more 'z' sounds.

Dialog

Portuguese
Valdo: Acho que vou te visitar à noite. Não quero ficar em casa.
Michelle:Eu estou com dois ingressos para o cinema que tenho que usar antes que o prazo esgote.
Valdo: Sabe que seria massa! Saiu um filme que eu queria mesmo ver desde a semana passada.
Michelle: Se você quiser, a sessão de hoje começa às seis. E podemos comer alguma coisa lá.
Valdo: Ah, é mesmo. Dentro de alguns cinemas aqui eles servem comida. Gostoso, né?
Michelle: Então tá. A gente come massa com espinafre e toma umas bebidas enquanto assiste o filme.

Spanish
Valdo: Creo que voy a visitarte esta noche. No quiero quedarme en casa.
Michelle: Tengo dos boletos para el cine que tengo que usar antes de que se venzan.
Valdo: Sabes que sería chévere! Salío una película que quería ver desde la semana pasada.
Michelle: Si tú quieres, la función de hoy comienza a las seis y podemos comer alguna cosa ahí.
Valdo: Ah, es cierto. Dentro de algunos cines aquí se sirve comida. Qué chévere, ¿no?
Michelle: Está bien. Nosotros comemos pasta con espinacas y tomamos unas bebidas mientras miramos la película.

English
Valdo: I think I'll come visit you tonight. I don't want to stay at home.
Michelle: I've got two tickets to the movies that I have to use up before they expire.
Valdo: You know what would be cool? There's a movie that just came out that I've wanted to see for a week now.
Michelle: If you'd like, there's a movie that starts at six o'clock. And we can eat something there.
Valdo: That's right. In some of the theaters they serve food. That's cool, right?
Michelle: OK then. We'll have pasta with spinach and we'll have a few drinks while watching the movie.


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