PLP - 074 - European Portuguese - Beginners - Verbs in the past

 
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European Portuguese verbs in the past: Pretérito Perfeito Simples (ele, ela, formal)

Olá!

This is episode 74 and it’s for beginners.

In this episode you are going to learn how to conjugate Portuguese verbs in the simple past (Pretérito Perfeito Simples).

The episode focuses in the third person singular ele, ela, the formal treatment and the 100 most common verbs in Portuguese.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation
  • Extra exercises.

Enjoy. :)

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 74 - Verbs in the past - ele-ela.jpg
-ou, -eu and -iu.
Ele falou, depois bebeu e, por fim, partiu.

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PLP - 073 - European Portuguese - Intermediate - Short story - At the doctor's office

 
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Short story in European Portuguese: at the doctor's office.

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Bem vindos ao episódio 73 do Portuguese Lab Podcast.

Today we’ll continue to talk about going to the doctor. Today I have a short text that includes the vocabulary we’ve seen in episode 72. Besides that, the text is in the past, so it’s another good opportunity to conjugate verb in the past (pretérito perfeito simples and pretérito imperfeito).

For this episode, you can access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation
  • Simplified version of the podcast episode (dialogue only)

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O Sr. António acordou com tantas dores de costas que foi um problema levantar-se! Foi curvado até à casa de banho e, depois, foi curvado e a gemer até à cozinha onde comeu uma fatia de pão com queijo.

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PLP - 072 - European Portuguese - Beginners - Vocabulary - at the doctor's office

 
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European Portuguese vocabulary for beginners: at the doctor's office.

Olá!

This is episode 72 and it’s for beginners.

In this episode, you are going to learn how to schedule an appointment with a National Health Service doctor.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation
  • Extra exercises.

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 72 - Vocabulary at the doctor.jpg
O médico passa-lhe uma credencial para uma consulta com um especialista; um cardiologista.

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PLP - 071 - European Portuguese - Beginners - Verbs in the past

 
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Verbs in the past: Pretérito Perfeito Simples (tu)

Olá!

This is episode 71 and it’s for beginners.

In this episode you are going to learn how to conjugate Portuguese verbs in the simple past (Pretérito Perfeito Simples).

The episode focuses in the second person singular tu and the 100 most common verbs in Portuguese.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation
  • Extra audio exercises.

Enjoy. :)

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 71 - Verbs in the past - tu.png
-aste, -este, -iste
Tu falaste, comeste e pediste uma água.

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PLP - 070 - European Portuguese - Beginners - Short story - A Maria

 
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Short story in Portuguese for beginners

Olá!

This is episode 70 and it’s for beginners.

In this short story for beginners you'll hear about Maria's past and the most important moments in her life so far.

The text focuses on conjugated verbs in the past: Pretérito Perfeito Simples and Imperfeito.

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 70 - Short story - A Maria.png
Eu fiquei furiosa e decidi vender todas as pinturas que ele tinha guardado no sótão da nossa casa. Encontrei uma pequena galeria numa rua sem saída que as comprou todas por cem euros. Não foi um excelente negócio, mas fiquei com espaço no sótão.

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PLP - 069 - European Portuguese - Beginners - Verbs in the past

 
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Verbs in the past: Pretérito Perfeito Simples (eu)

Olá!

This is episode 69 and it’s for beginners.

In this episode you are going to learn how to conjugate Portuguese verbs in the simple past (Pretérito Perfeito Simples).

The episode focuses in the first person singular eu and the 100 most common verbs in Portuguese.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation
  • Extra audio exercises.

Enjoy. :)

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 69 - Verbs in the past - eu.png
-ei, -i
Eu falei e eu aprendi.

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PLP - 068 - European Portuguese - Advanced - Dialogue - A reclamação

 
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Topic: Dialogue on the telephone for advanced learners of Portuguese

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Bem vindos ao episódio 68 do Portuguese Lab Podcast.

It’s a dialogue on the telephone, and specifically of a client trying to make a formal complaint.

Listen to it several times before reading the transcript! This will improve your listening skills.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Vocabulary notes
  • Exercises

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Ah, pronto. Certo. Sim, tenho aqui a informação de que foi feita uma marcação para o dia 23. Mas o técnico indicou que não estava ninguém em casa.

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PLP - 067 - European Portuguese - Beginners - Working at the farm

 
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Working at the farm

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This is episode 67 and it’s for beginners.

This is a listening and speaking practice episode and we’ll be at the farm. I have talked before about some activities you can do at the farm in episodes 56 and 57.

Here is the context:

Sr. Gonçalves wakes up at 5 am. He has a small farm and thinks about his tasks for the day.

  1. Primeiro vai regar a horta.
  2. Depois vai limpar as ervas daninhas do pomar.
  3. Ainda tem de começar a podar a vinha, mas não vai conseguir podar tudo de uma vez só. Tem de continuar no dia seguinte.
  4. Depois vai levar o trator com a capinadeira até ao fim da quinta para capinar aquela zona.
  5. Naquele lugar vai plantar mais algumas oliveiras.
  6. Depois vai tomar um banho no tanque da rega porque está calor.
  7. Finalmente vai à quinta do vizinho levar uma garrafa de vinho, chouriço e pão, para comerem antes de dormir a sesta.

How it works:

  • I’ll start by stating a fact.
  • Next, I’ll ask a series of questions regarding that fact.
  • You’ll have a pause that gives you some time to answer.
  • Finally, I’ll give you the correct answer before moving on to the next question.
  • You also have time to repeat the correct answer.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation

Enjoy. :)

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 67 - Working at the farm.jpg
Ele vai continuar a podar a vinha à noite?
Não, não o vai fazer à noite.

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PLP - 066 - European Portuguese - Beginners - Buying at the supermarket

 
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Buying at the supermarket

Olá!

This is episode 66 and it’s for beginners.

This is a listening and speaking practice episode and we’ll be talking about shopping at the supermarket. I have talked before about this topic in episodes 50 and 51.

Here is the context:

Andreia is going shopping and she is going through her shopping list at the supermarket.

  1. A Andreia precisa de ir buscar um carrinho de supermercado.
  2. Depois tem de tirar uma senha na peixaria para ser atendida.
  3. Quer comprar um quilo de mexilhão.
  4. Também precisa de levar legumes e café.
  5. Tem de colocar as compras no tapete rolante.
  6. Finalmente pede um saco de plástico.
  7. E paga a conta com cartão multibanco.

How it works:

  • I’ll start by stating a fact.
  • Next, I’ll ask a series of questions regarding that fact.
  • You’ll have a pause that gives you some time to answer.
  • Finally, I’ll give you the correct answer before moving on to the next question.
  • You also have time to repeat the correct answer.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation

Enjoy. :)

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 66 - Shopping at the supermarket.jpg
Não tem de tirar uma senha na peixaria, pois não?
Tem, tem. Tem de tirar uma senha na peixaria. Ela quer comprar mexilhão.

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PLP - 065 - European Portuguese - Beginners - Paying at the coffee shop

 
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Paying at the coffee shop

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This is episode 65 and it’s for beginners.

This is a listening and speaking practice episode and we’ll be talking about paying at the coffee shop. I have talked before about what you can order to eat and drink at the coffee shop in episodes 27, 28 and 29.

Here is the context:

João ordered something to eat and drink at the coffee shop and he is about to pay.

  1. O João pediu um café para beber.
  2. Pediu um pastel de nata para comer.
  3. Também pediu dois rissóis de camarão para levar.
  4. O café custa 0,65€.
  5. O pastel de nata custa 0,75€.
  6. Os dois rissóis de camarão custam 2€.
  7. O total da conta são 3,40€.

How it works:

  • I’ll start by stating a fact.
  • Next, I’ll ask a series of questions regarding that fact.
  • You’ll have a pause that gives you some time to answer.
  • Finally, I’ll give you the correct answer before moving on to the next question.
  • You also have time to repeat the correct answer.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation

Enjoy. :)

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 65 - Paying at the coffee shop.jpg
Quantos rissóis de camarão é que ele pediu para levar?
Dois. Ele pediu dois rissóis de camarão para levar.

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PLP - 064 - European Portuguese - Beginners - Ordering at the restaurant

 
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Ordering at the restaurant

Olá!

This is episode 64 and it’s for beginners.

This is a listening and speaking practice episode and we’ll be talking about what’s in the menu at a restaurant. I have talked before about food and being at the restaurant in episodes 19, 20 and 21.

Here is the context:

A tourist opens the menu at a traditional Portuguese restaurant and he scans the available dishes.

  1. De entrada há sopa de espinafres, azeitonas e pão.
  2. O prato do dia é um prato de peixe grelhado.
  3. O acompanhamento são batatas cozidas e couve portuguesa 
  4. De sobremesa há fruta da época.
  5. O turista chama o empregado de mesa para fazer o pedido.

How it works:

  • I’ll start by stating a fact.
  • Next, I’ll ask a series of questions regarding that fact.
  • You’ll have a pause that gives you some time to answer.
  • Finally, I’ll give you the correct answer before moving on to the next question.
  • You also have time to repeat the correct answer.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation

Enjoy. :)

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 64 - Ordering at the restaurant.jpg
O prato do dia é um prato de peixe grelhado ou assado?
Grelhado. O peixe é grelhado.

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PLP - 063 - European Portuguese - Beginners - Giving directions

 
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Giving directions

Olá!

This is episode 63 and it’s for beginners.

This is a listening and speaking practice episode and we’ll be practicing saying directions. I have talked about giving directions before, way back in episodes 1 and 2. But they focus more on vocabulary and sentence structure, what we’ll practice today.

Here is the context:

Patrícia wants to know the way to the movie theater. So, she asks a person on the street how to get there.

  1. Desculpe, como é que eu vou para o cinema?
  2. Para o cinema? Vai sempre em frente até ao fim da rua.
  3. Depois atravessa o parque.
  4. Depois do parque chega a um parque de estacionamento e contorna-o.
  5. Finalmente passa um restaurante do lado esquerdo.
  6. O cinema fica do outro lado da rua, ao lado da livraria.

How it works:

  • I’ll start by stating a fact.
  • Next, I’ll ask a series of questions regarding that fact.
  • You’ll have a pause that gives you some time to answer.
  • Finally, I’ll give you the correct answer before moving on to the next question.
  • You also have time to repeat the correct answer.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation

Enjoy. :)

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 63 - Giving directions.jpg
Então. Se ela não vai sempre em frente até ao parque e também não vai até à farmácia, até aonde é que ela vai?

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PLP - 062 - European Portuguese - Beginners - Saying opening and closing times

 
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Saying opening and closing times

Olá!

This is episode 62 and it’s for beginners.

We are going to practice saying the time in opening and closing times. For example, saying when a restaurant opens and closes. I have a feeling this is not only good practice for beginners!

You can refer back to episodes 7, 9 and 12 of the podcast for more information. They have to do with the topic of saying the time, and saying when something happens. You can find a lot of useful information there about how this works, but today it’s all about listening and speaking practice.

  1. I’ll start by stating a fact.
  2. Next, I’ll ask a series of questions regarding that fact.
  3. You’ll have a pause that gives you some time to answer.
  4. Finally, I’ll give you the correct answer before moving on to the next question.
  5. You also have time to repeat the correct answer.


We’ll be talking about a restaurant. The restaurant is called “O Jardim”.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation

Enjoy. :)

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 62 - How to say opening closing times.png
O restaurante “O Jardim” está aberto das onze e meia da manhã à uma da manhã.

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PLP - 061 - European Portuguese - Beginners - 100 verbs (vocês-eles-elas)

 
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Topic: Second person plural / Third person plural conjugation - vocês, eles, elas

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Bem vindos ao episódio 61 do Portuguese Lab Podcast.

In this episode you will learn the conjugation for the second person plural, you (vocês) and third person plural they (eles, elas) in the Present tense and you will be able to practice the pronunciation with the 100 most common verbs in Portuguese.

I've already conjugated this list in the first person singular (eu), second person singular (tu), third person singular (ele, ela formal) and first person plural (nós). These are episodes 10, 11, 18 and 53 of the podcast.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation
  • Exercises

Enjoy. :)

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 61 - Verb conjugation - vocês - eles - elas.png
-am, -em

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PLP - 060 - European Portuguese - Advanced - Short Story - A Figueira

 
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Topic: Short story for advanced learners

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Bem vindos ao episódio 60 do Portuguese Lab Podcast.

This episode is a short story for advanced learners. It’s based on a true story about two kids from a village in the mountains, stealing figs from a fig tree, and encountering a witch.

For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Vocabulary notes
  • Exercises

Enjoy!

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 60 - Advanced - Short Story - A Figueira.png
No lusco-fusco do interior da figueira viam-se, pendurados, os frutos em forma de gota.

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PLP - 059 - European Portuguese - Intermediate - Diálogo no jardim

 
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Topic: Dialogue - No jardim.

Olá!

Bem vindos ao episódio 59 do Portuguese Lab Podcast.

In this episode you'll listen to a dialogue with European Portuguese native speakers. The dialogue is read at normal speed and it is form intermediate/advanced learners!

The dialogue starts with a couple discussing some tasks that need to be done in the garden and finishes inside a garden center while buying some tools, plants and other gardening related items.

For this episode, you can access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation
  • Simplified version of the podcast episode (dialogue only)

Enjoy. :)

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 59 - Dialogue in the garden
Não digas disparates. Tens muito tempo para fazer um bocadinho de jardinagem! A vedação precisa de ser pintada, a sebe precisa de ser cortada. A relva, nem se fala! Parece uma selva!

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PLP - 058 - European Portuguese - Beginners-intermediate - No jardim

 
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Topic: Vocabulary pill - No jardim.

Olá!

Bem vindos ao episódio 58 do Portuguese Lab Podcast.

So this episode is dedicated to you out there, that are in this situation.

In this episode we’ll be covering vocabulary related to the garden and gardening.

You can download the transcript (with the indication of genders and plurals) and translation of the examples. There is also a simplified version of this episode, without this introduction, so you can easily use the file for practicing! 

If there is anything you would correct in the English translations I suggest, please feel free to leave a comment on the comments section below, and I’ll correct it.

For this episode, you can access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation

Enjoy. :)

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Não vou regar a relva com o regador porque vai demorar horas! Vou buscar o balde, para ser mais rápido.

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PLP - 057 - European Portuguese - Intermediate - Diálogo na quinta

 
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Topic: Dialogue - Na quinta

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Bem vindos ao episódio 57 do Portuguese Lab Podcast. Here is a dialogue using the vocabulary from the previous episode about farming. Here, two neighbors meet near their lands.

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For this episode you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation
  • Listening exercises

The extra exercises include listening comprehension exercises about the text. The goal of these exercises is to improve your listening comprehension and automate your oral production. You can read more instructions on how to practice with them in the Related Resources PDF.

Enjoy!

Portuguese Lab Podcast - 57 - Dialogue at the farm
- Olhe, sei lá. Já passou aí a GNR ontem a dizer que há risco elevado de incêndio!
- Não me diga! Com este frio?
- Pois, vai-se lá entender...

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PLP - 056 - European Portuguese - Beginners-intermediate - Na quinta

 
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Topic: Vocabulary pill - Na quinta.

Olá!

Bem vindos ao episódio 56 do Portuguese Lab Podcast.

When I ask why you learn Portuguese and what would be the best thing you could do with that knowledge, many of you that live here in Portugal tell me, the best thing would be to be able to talk with the neighbors.

Especially if you live in a more rural area, you want to be able to ask about how their vegetable patches are doing and what’s the best time to pick the olives you have in your land.

So this episode is dedicated to you out there, that are in this situation.

Today we’ll be covering vocabulary. I’ll say the Portuguese word and the English translation and examples to illustrate the use of the word in context.

You can download the transcript (with the indication of genders and plurals) and translation of the examples. There is also a simplified version of this episode, without this introduction, so you can easily use the file for practicing! 

Although the vocabulary today can be a little bit more technical, it can be used with very simple sentence structures, so if you’re a beginner, and if you want to feel a part of your community, this is also for you.

If there is anything you would correct in the English translations I suggest, please feel free to leave a comment on the comments section below, and I’ll correct it.

For this episode, you can access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

  • Transcript
  • Translation

Enjoy. :)

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 56 - Vocabulary at the farm.jpg
O Sr. Gonçalves tem vários tipos de árvores de fruto no seu pomar. Tem laranjeiras, limoeiros, macieiras, pessegueiros, nespereiras, pereiras e marmeleiros. Só amendoeiras é que não tem, porque não se dão aqui.

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PLP - 055 - European Portuguese - Intermediate - A última prenda

 
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Short text about buying a Christmas present for a child

Olá!

This episode is a short text for intermediate/advanced learners and it's a story about buying a Christmas gift for a kid. This episode includes some of the vocabulary covered in the previous episode. 

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For this episode, you can also access the podcast related resources. Here you can find:

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  • Translation
  • Exercises

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Portuguese Lab Podcast - European Portuguese - 55 - Text - Buying a Christmas gift for a child.jpg

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