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Story – Episode 2: this is my friend

Learn how to introduce a friend.

1. Watch the video. Carla introduces her friend.

2. This is how Carla introduces Marta to João:

Esta é a minha amiga, Marta. = This is my friend, Marta.

She could also say:

Esta é a minha amiga. = This is my friend.

Or simply:

Esta é a Marta. = This is Marta.

3. Look at the table and compare how to introduce a male and a female friend.

Este é o meu amigo, João. Esta é a minha amiga, Marta. * What is between brackets is optional. You don’t need to use ‘the’. Either way sounds natural.

Listen to the sentences on the table:

Brazil. Listen

Listen

Portugal. Listen

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4. Would you like to introduce a friend? Use the comments to introduce them.

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Foundations of Portuguese for Global Communication

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