https://www.duolingo.com/JCMcGee

Guess where I'm going tomorrow?

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Not Brazil...the other, little one....I'm a bit nervous....but hey, if there's any cats that are after some milk, or lions writing letters, I'm ready!!!!

8/24/2013, 6:58:46 AM

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https://www.duolingo.com/Davu
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Remember to buy a few good books in Portuguese while you are there. Boa sorte.

Oh, here are a few more classic Duolingo sentences to try out while you are there: "Você fala com seus gatos?", "Eu te amo, mas não muito", "As chaves são do golfinho" and "O menino fala com o tubarão", but at least you can't say "Eu não faço nada de interessante".

(All sentences courtesy of https://twitter.com/shitduosays).

8/24/2013, 8:33:13 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/meaestacio

You had me laughing out loud with all that.

8/25/2013, 2:46:02 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/cloudhorizon

How dare you refer to Portugal not by name, but by "The other, little one" compared to Brazil! I'm offended!...I'm kidding of course, though if I was Portuguese, I wonder if I would be offended for realz. :P Anyway! Jokes aside, that's awesome. Don't be nervous (easier said than done of course!) I bet they'd be happy just to see you try. =) Good luck but most importantly, enjoy yourself!

8/24/2013, 8:56:42 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
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Yes man!! Enjoy it a lot and practice it a lot.. dont be ashamed or scared of sharing the things you've learned... try the best you can! Come back home with the feeling: "No regrets! I did my best!" Im sure you'll have a good time. Then share with us how it was like, right? Have a good trip!!

8/24/2013, 10:03:38 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/r_i_l_e_y

Here's my one piece of advice: Nobody in Portugal knows how roundabouts work.

8/24/2013, 3:26:29 PM

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Nobody in Portugal knows how to drive safely more like...

8/26/2013, 11:16:20 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/r_i_l_e_y

I've never felt so mortal as I did when driving around Lisbon.

8/26/2013, 1:27:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SeaOfSand

Have a great trip, dude! Remember that pillows don't talk and that you're not an ant!

8/26/2013, 12:14:16 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Wagner.Poceiro

What, are you serious?! My whole life has been a lie!

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3/26/2018, 6:19:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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I'm mini jealous! I heard Portugal is awesome. Have fun! =)

PS: Remember they don't use gerund! #thingsduolingopeoplesay

8/29/2013, 12:35:54 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
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Hahahahaha!!! Ótimo...já tem tudo o que precisa em sua bagagem!! APROVEITE!!! PRATIQUE MUITO!!

8/24/2013, 3:06:09 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/JCMcGee
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Thanks...I will try to talk to everyone...maybe even make a video! "ja"....that's a new word for me...cool word....do they use it in Portugal or is it Brazilian?

8/24/2013, 7:11:26 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
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Já = already ;)

8/24/2013, 8:09:19 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/cloudhorizon

Lol, if you see something cool, you can say "Fixe!" (Fisch) :P That's only used in Portugal though.

8/25/2013, 5:32:20 AM

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já is used in portugal lots. Also look out for "pois" as a general expression of agreement and "então" to fill the space while you think about what to say next. Also in Lisbon, "não é" at the end of every statement, to check the dude is listening and agrees.

8/26/2013, 11:18:21 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JCMcGee
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Porto is beautiful...really. The ribera area is stunning. The language is hard! All I hear is "O a o o o a o a!" WHY DID DUO NOT TEACH ME THE WORD FOR TOILET? I also got very shy, which I never am in English.Eleanor walked into a little shop and came out with two Pastil De Nata before I had even said Hello! The people are lovely...got dragged into a birthday party and fed free cake all night in a real Porto pub near the funicular...great people, though I would learn more if they'd stop talking english t me!

Got some ace pix of graffiti which will be fun to translate. Lots of black cats! And its easy to tell gatos and gatas apart.Porto gatos have big balls! Kinda funny because nearly all English cats have them cut off! Off to visit a bookshop that inspired the harry potter books! Then north to a quiet valley in the Minho.....no duo for a week...only vinho verdi!

8/26/2013, 10:07:43 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
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Good! Muito gentil de sua parte manter-nos informados sobre suas peripécias em um novo país e com um novo idioma. Agora é hora de aproveitar, sem Duo ou algo similar -- claro que um bom dicionário para rápida consulta sempre nos cai bem ;) Continue curtindo a viagem e se esforce em falar português...seria ótimos se os portugueses o fizessem assim também! Volte para sua casa e diga: "foi ótimo!" =)

8/26/2013, 10:31:50 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris_Howard

Loved this! I laughed very loud!

8/25/2013, 3:44:56 PM
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