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It's how the verb is conjugated. Think about English - you say "I speak" but "He speaks" - the verb changes to agree with the subject. Although in English there are very few conjugations ("speak" is the same form for "I", "you", "we", and "they"), in Portuguese, the verb changes for just about every person.
Conjugation of falar in the present tense:
Eu falo (I speak)
Tu falas (you speak)
Você fala (you speak)
Ele/Ela fala (He/she speaks)
Nós falamos (We speak)
Eles/Elas falam (They speak)
Vocês falam (you-plural speak)
Is this just in Brazil or is it also in Portugal and other areas that speak Portuguese? I heard that it was still in use over there.