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In Brazil, the term língua da gente (literally 'language of the people') refers to the way that people actually talk in everyday speech. And that, in essence, is the object behind this series. We hope to provide practical lessons that demonstrate how people really speak, and we do this by presenting brief, slice-of-life dialogs, which focus on some daily situation, scenario, or task that we encounter every day.
 
Para esta Coleção de Poemas em Português, os voluntários de escolheram seus poemas preferidos em português, escritos por autores tanto portugueses como brasileiros. A produção poética em Língua Portuguesa vem aqui representada, do século XVI ao início do século XX.This Collection of Poems is inin Portuguese, written by both Portuguese and Brazilian authors. This project represents Portuguese language poetry ranging from the 16th through the beginning of the 20th Centuries.
 
Nesta coleção, a diversidade da literatura brasileira está representada em quinze contos, lidos com sotaques que também refletem a variedade da Língua Portuguesa.Collection of Brazilian Short StoriesThe diversity of Brazilian literature is represented through the fifteen short stories in this collection, read by voices that also reflect the diversity of the Portuguese language.
 
Uma história simples para iniciantes en 26 partes. Escuta cada parte muitas vezes. A simple story in 26 parts in Brazilian Portuguese. A good place to start your studies. It is a good idea to listen many times to each item. This story is available in all languages on LingQ. Find the version in your native language to get a full translation.**note: Translations may not be 100% accurate**
 
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Americans may start applying for their learner’s permit when they are15 year old, after completing a course, either online or in a class. After obtaining their permit, student drivers are typically taught the rules of the road by their parents. Once a student driver is 16 and has completed 30 hours of driving, they may get their driver’s license. T…
 
They say you should get your teeth cleaned every six months. So, in today’s lesson let’s review what it’s like to chit chat with the dental hygienist. And don’t feel guilty about it. We all know that we could be better at brushing and flossing our teeth. Dialogue A: Tem um pouco de tártaro acumulado aqui. Você passa o fio dental com frequência? B: …
 
Some people are totally into New Year’s celebrations, and others seem to be less so. In this episode we find out what people like to do to “bring in the New Year.” Get ready, in the dialog we find out: “You know that’s kind of weird, right?” Let’s find out what the weird tradition is. Dialogue A: O que você quer fazer na véspera de Ano Novo este an…
 
Christmas is special for many people, but it’s even more spectacular for young children. Adults get as much satisfaction from making Christmas special for kids as they do for themselves. In today’s episode it looks like the kiddos are going to have a delightful Christmas this year too. Dialogue A: O Natal esse ano vai ser demais, mal posso esperar!…
 
Teenagers like going to bed late, but this can cause a problem when there is school the next day, what we call a “school night.” Parents try to get their children to go to sleep at a reasonable hour so they can be productive and energetic at school. Going to bed early is especially important when you have to catch a bus to get to school. Today’s ep…
 
Given the emphasis on exercise these days, it’s nice to work out on the elliptical machine. There’s less stress on your joints, but you still get a good cardio workout, burn a lot of calories, and you can work both your upper and lower body. Today’s episode touts all the benefits of a good workout in the gym. Dialogue A: Por que será que é tão dife…
 
Traveling is fun but packing can be a very stressful activity. Some people hate it more than others. For them, it is never fun to pick and choose what clothing to pack into a suitcase. Procrastination can make packing even more stressful. But in the end, vacations generally result in a good time with great memories for everyone. Dialogue A: A gente…
 
There are few things more traditional than a Thanksgiving dinner. Things just don’t feel right when something is missing. First of all, you have to have the turkey and all the fixings. Those fixings usually include mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables like beans or squash, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and dessert has to be a pie, generally pumpkin p…
 
One of the great debates in society today is whether thin crust or thick crust pizza is better. I know, you can’t argue taste, but it seems like everyone does. And that is the topic of today’s episode. So, how about you, do you prefer thick or thin crust pizza? Dialogue A: Você já notou que as pessoas que adoram pizza gostam de discutir essa questã…
 
Pets are very common in American households. While cats and dogs are most common, it is not unusual to find someone with a more exotic pet, like a rat, a lizard, a bird, or a snake. Pets live a life of luxury and require care and attention from all members of a household. While they are shy at first when adopted, pets generally learn to love their …
 
Halloween is a spooky day cherished by Americans of all ages. Activities include going to a scary haunted house, watching horror movies, carving pumpkins, or going trick or treating. Americans decorate their houses with pumpkins, ghosts, skeletons, witches and anything that’s frightening. Young kids also enjoy Halloween for the free candy and for t…
 
We all know that the challenge in shopping is to get out without having to wait in a long line. You could use the express lane, but not if you have too many items. In today’s lesson we learn that it might be easier to scan the items and pay with your app. Nice! Dialogue A: Pegou tudo que precisava? B: Acho que sim, vamos pra fila? A: Nem pensar, to…
 
An AP test is a test that high school students can take to earn college credit. These tests are usually very difficult, so only a small percent of the students earn the highest mark, a 5. Students spend all year preparing to take this test. In today’s episode, Marina and Ana Clara are getting ready for another round of AP tests. Dialogue A: Ei, Mar…
 
You can watch a show on TV and then wait a week for the next episode. Or, you can wait and watch all of the episodes one after another. Binge watching isn’t a waste of time, it’s the best way to really get into the story. In today’s episode we not only love to binge watch, but we love the snacks and ice cream that go with it all too. Dialogue A: Vo…
 
Dinner is a time when the whole family meets up at the table to eat food after a long day. Sometimes, this is the first time that all family members even see each other that day. It’s a great time to share stories about the day. In today’s episode the big decision is whether to have pasta or chicken. Dialogue A: O que é que tem pro jantar? Tô morre…
 
A sunny afternoon, a park bench, and a chance to watch people who walk on by. It’s one of the best ways to hang out with friends. In today’s episode we enjoy a whole lot of people watching in the park. But look out, people may be talking about you too! Dialogue A: Pega aquele banco, vai? Vamos desligar um pouquinho, beleza? B: Ah, sentar na sombra …
 
There are various art movements, all of which are taught in American schools. Art education is taken seriously in schools, and students become familiar with famous artists from different times and stylistic periods. Students are left to form their own opinion on famous pieces and movements of art. They use these opinions to inspire art of their own…
 
Chances are that if you know any seven or eight-year-olds, they are 100% into Minecraft. In this lesson Adam has just had a birthday and has spent the whole day playing with Minecraft. Find out what happens when hot lava starts to burn down his house. Dialogue A: Bom, quer dizer que com o Minecraft você constrói a casa inteira? O que que você tá fa…
 
There are many different kinds of snacks that can be found in the United States. They range from salty to sweet to fruity. These snacks are enjoyed by everyone (especially kids and teens), and can be found in almost every American home. In today’s episode we have to decide, healthy snack or a snack just for fun? Dialogue A: Oba! Tem Goldfish*! Eu a…
 
I wish we could defend the men, but it seems to be a pretty universal complaint. Men don’t put the toilet seat down. Although we don’t have a solution to the problem, at least we appreciate Sophia’s frustration in today’s dialog. Come on guys, help them out, will you? Dialogue A: Será que existe em algum lugar nesse mundão de Deus homens que abaixa…
 
Doing homework with your siblings around can be difficult. Everyone has different tasks and priorities. Sometimes different assignments coincide, making it difficult to get any work done on both ends! When concentrating becomes impossible, tensions rise, but in the end things work out, as they do in today’s episode. Dialogue A: Ana! Para de tocar e…
 
Don’t ever doubt how many details a four-year-old knows about Frozen. If you want to know the names and background of any of the movie’s characters, aske a four-year old. In this dialog we learn how to pronounce Ana’s name correctly, and we learn where the snowman came from. Dialogue A: Bom, ainda tô um pouco confuso, de quem você gosta mais, da El…
 
Selling Girl Scout cookies are an annual American tradition, so much so that January and February have become known as “cookie season.” Every Girl Scout is expected to sell at least 32 cookie boxes to help fund their troop’s activities, even though the troop only makes 75 cents for every $4 box sold. Cookie sales are a fun way for Girl Scouts to en…
 
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? Dialogue A: É possível o leite ficar gelado demais? B: Isso é impossível. Pra mim, quanto mais frio, melhor! A: Principalmente com o meu cereal de manhã, sabe? B: Com certeza! Peraí! Isso aí qu…
 
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