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Story – Episode 1: I am João

Learn how to introduce yourself.

1. Watch the video. João and Carla will show you how to introduce yourself.

2. Here is the interaction from the video: Listen

João: Olá. Eu sou o João. E você?

Carla: Olá. Eu sou a Carla.

João: Muito prazer.

Carla: Prazer.

A less common option is to omit the article when introducing yourself, so there is no need to consider gender in the syntax:

Eu sou João.

Eu sou Carla.

Note: as it is less common, some speakers may feel it is incorrect.

3. Introduce yourself in the comments. Write it or/and use Vocaroo to record your voice, then copy and paste the link: click here to go to Vocaroo.

4. Let’s use flashcards to expand our repertoire of greetings. When playing with them, make sure you click on the audio icon on the top right-hand corner to listen to the words. Flip the card to see the translation: click to go to Quizlet (ctrl + click to open a new tab).

5. Now, test your speed! Do you remember how to greet in Portuguese? Follow this link to match greetings with their meanings: click to go to Quizlet (ctrl + click to open a new tab).

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