Jump Start Brazilian Portuguese

Video Lectures

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Lecture 1
Letters and Sounds
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Letters and Sounds
Professor Jason covers a ton of information about the letters and sounds of Brazilian Portuguese so that you can begin to pronounce with confidence!
Lecture 2
Greetings, Farewells, and Courtesy Expression
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Greetings, Farewells, and Courtesy Expression
Professor Jason presents some of the most common greetings, small talk expressions, farewells, goodbyes, and courtesy expressions. Get ready to listen and repeat!
Lecture 3
Subject Pronouns and the Verb SER
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Subject Pronouns and the Verb SER
In the third lesson in my basic Brazilian Portuguese series, I present the subject pronouns and the forms of the verb SER. In other words, I teach the equivalents of I, we, you, you guys, he, she, it, and they and the Portuguese equivalents for am, is, and are.
Lecture 4
Using Nouns and Articles: Objects and Colors
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Using Nouns and Articles: Objects and Colors
In this fourth installment of my basic course in Brazilian Portuguese, I introduce the idea that nouns can be masculine or feminine, singular and plural. I also talk about definite and indefinite articles and agreement with nouns and adjectives, in this case words for colors.
Lecture 5
Days of the Week, Months, Numbers 1-31, and Dates
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Days of the Week, Months, Numbers 1-31, and Dates
In lesson 5 of my Professor Jason Jump Start Brazilian Portuguese series I introduce the Portuguese words for the days of the week, months of the year, numbers 1-31 and dates. You'll learn how to say what day it is, ask and say the date, and talk about when people do things and when events happen.
Lecture 6
Numbers and Common Uses
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Numbers and Common Uses
In lesson 6 of my Professor Jason Jump Start Brazilian Portuguese series I present how to count or say numbers in Brazilian Portuguese and how to use numbers in a variety of basic ways: to talk about the number of things (quantity), dates, ages, telling time, and prices.
Lecture 7
Present Tense Forms of Regular Verbs
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Present Tense Forms of Regular Verbs
In lesson 7 of my Professor Jason Jump Start Brazilian Portuguese series I present how to come up with the present tense forms for regular verbs in Brazilian Portuguese and how to use those forms to create simple declarative sentences and questions.
Lecture 8
Gender, Number, and Agreement
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Gender, Number, and Agreement
In Lesson 8 of my Professor Jason Jump Start Brazilian Portuguese series I talk about gender and number and the issue of agreement, a grammatical feature of Brazilian Portuguese that requires articles and adjectives to agree in number and gender with nouns. We'll also look at verbal agreement, the requirement that verb forms agree with their subjects.
Lecture 9
Forms, Meanings, and Uses of 34 Must-know Verbs
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Forms, Meanings, and Uses of 34 Must-know Verbs
In Lesson 9 of my Professor Jason Jump Start Brazilian Portuguese series I talk about the importance of learning verbs as vocabulary – focusing on their meanings and uses more than on their forms. In this lesson, I cover 34 very common verbs used to talk about everyday activities. Forms are given for the present, simple past and periphrastic (going to) future, but the emphasis is on each verb’s meanings and uses. Lots of examples are provided. This is a very long lesson, so here is a list of the verbs in order, in case you’re looking for something in particular!

1. Falar
2. Comer
3. Beber
4. Escutar
5. Ouvir (Note: I ultimately decided to leave this one out because of its similarity to escutar.)
6. Olhar
7. Assistir
8. Entender
9. Tomar
10. Levar
11. Trabalhar
12. Cozinhar
13. Lavar
14. Limpar
15. Arrumar
16. Descansar
17. Domir
18. Morar
19. Viajar
20. Estudar
21. Ler
22. Colocar
23. Tirar
24. Sair
25. Andar
26. Chegar
27. Jogar
28. Pegar
29. Abrir
30. Fechar
31. Achar
32. Pensar
33. Sentir
34. Perceber
Lecture 10
Forms, Meanings and Uses of 20 Versatile Verbs
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Forms, Meanings and Uses of 20 Versatile Verbs
In Lesson 10 of my Professor Jason Jump Start Brazilian Portuguese series I talk more about the importance of learning verbs as vocabulary – focusing on their meanings and uses more than on their forms. In this lesson, I cover 20 additional common verbs used to talk about everyday activities. Forms are given for the present, simple past and periphrastic (going to) future, but the emphasis is on each verb’s meanings and uses. I also provide some set phrases and idiomatic expressions for each. This is a lengthy lesson, so here is a list of the verbs in order, in case you’re looking for something in particular!
1. Ser
2. Estar
3. Haver
4. Ter
5. Fazer
6. Ir
7. Querer
8. Poder
9. Dar
10. Deixar
11. Dizer
12. Ficar
13. Gostar
14. Pôr
15. Precisar
16. Ver
17. Vir
18. Saber
19. Conhecer
20. Conseguir
Lecture 11
Asking and Answering Questions
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Asking and Answering Questions
In Lesson 11 of my Professor Jason Jump Start Brazilian Portuguese series I talk about how to ask and answer several common kinds of questions, including yes/no, either/or (choice) and interrogative word first questions.
Lecture 12
Using Descriptive Adjectives
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Using Descriptive Adjectives
In Lesson 12 of my Professor Jason Jump Start Brazilian Portuguese series I talk about how to use descriptive adjectives with the verbs ser and estar. I also touch on determiners, agreement, and uses of participle forms as adjectives and in passive constructions.