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Click the green "audio" button to listen to the audio.
Follow the written dialogue in Portuguese while the audio plays.
Click the Audio button to open the IPA transcription and the English translation of the Portuguese sentence.
Refer to the IPA transcription to familiarize yourself with the correct pronunciation of each word in the sentence.
Once you're familiar with the dialogue (by listening to the audio multiple times while following the written dialogue), move on to the first flashcard exercise to start memorizing the sentences.
There's no need to memorize the sentences at this time. Just focus on getting familiar with them.
To make the most of the IPA transcriptions of the sentences, refer to the links below. The first link will take you to the IPA symbol chart, and the second link explains how to use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) system to improve your pronunciation:


  1. João: Bom dia! Como vai você?
    • IPA: /bõ ˈdʒi.a ˈkɔ.mu ˈvaɪ voˈse/
    • Good morning! How are you?
  2. Ana: Estou bem. E você?
    • IPA: /isˈtow bẽj ˈi voˈse/
    • I'm doing well, thanks. And you?
  3. João: Estou bem também, obrigado.
    • IPA: /isˈtow bẽj tãˈbẽj, obɾiˈga.du/
    • I'm doing well too, thanks.
  4. Ana: Prazer em conhecê-lo.
    • IPA: /ˈpɾa.zɛʁ ẽj ko.ɲeˈse.lo/
    • Nice to meet you.
  5. João: Até mais tarde!
    • IPA: /aˈte majs taɾˈdʒi/
    • See you later!
  6. Ana: Adeus!
    • IPA: /aˈdews/
    • Goodbye!


  1. Olá!
    • IPA: /oˈla/
    • Hello!
  2. Bom dia!
    • IPA: /bõ ˈdʒi.a/
    • Good morning!
  3. Boa noite!
    • IPA: /ˈbo.a ˈnoj.tʃɪ/
    • Good evening!
  4. Tchau!
    • IPA: /ˈtʃaw/
    • Bye!
  5. Até logo!
    • IPA: /aˈte ˈlo.ɡu/
    • See you soon!
  6. Até amanhã!
    • IPA: /aˈte a.maˈɲã/
    • See you tomorrow!
  7. Boa noite!
    • IPA: /ˈbo.a ˈnoj.tʃɪ/
    • Good night!
  8. Boa tarde!
    • IPA: /ˈbo.a ˈtaɾ.dʒɪ/
    • Good afternoon!, Good day!
  9. Prazer em conhecê-lo.
    • IPA: /ˈpɾa.zɛʁ ẽj ko.ɲeˈse.lo/
    • Nice to meet you (male).
  10. Prazer em conhecê-la.
    • IPA: /ˈpɾa.zɛʁ ẽj ko.ɲeˈ
    • Nice to meet you (female).
  11. Estou bem também, obrigado.
    • IPA: /isˈtow bẽj tãˈbẽj, obɾiˈga.du/
    • I'm doing well too, thanks (male).
  12. Estou bem também, obrigada.
    • IPA: /isˈtow bẽj tãˈbẽj, obɾiˈga.da/
    • I'm doing well too, thanks (female).


This section of Lesson 1 introduces you to some foundational vocabulary through a dialog between two people. This dialog is designed to help you build a strong memory recall and develop your pronunciation skills. It's important to memorize these phrases as they will serve as building blocks for your English language learning journey.

Now, you might be wondering if memorizing phrases is all there is to this course. The answer is no! Once you have a solid vocabulary foundation, I'll introduce and explain grammar rules in future lessons. Understanding grammar will enable you to express yourself more fluently and confidently in English.

Think of it like building a house. First, we lay a strong foundation by memorizing phrases and expanding your vocabulary. Then, we start constructing the structure by introducing grammar rules. This approach allows you to gradually develop your language skills in a structured and effective manner.

So, don't worry! As you progress through the course, you'll begin to see how grammar rules fit together and how they enhance your ability to communicate in English. Stay committed, keep practicing, and you'll soon find yourself taking off and truly getting the hang of English!