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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mabynhenry

You have to watch this video with these lessons...

Animals, Portuguese, and a wise little kid. You guys have to watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrU03da2arE

October 5, 2013

55 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ernstfrederick

Excellent argument to become vegetarian!

October 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dasojd

absolutely, so cute and so innocent. and so right.

November 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sambadojazz

Except that, (1) The carnivorous animals apparently didn't get the memo, and (2) plants are living things, too. Don't they deserve a future? :)

November 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dasojd

also right, i think as soon as this kid get elder he will know that it is about the respect you have while eating the life of an animal or plant :)

November 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SkrentyzMienty

"Respect" or lack thereof is irrelevant to the animal that has already been killed and no longer exists. The plant argument is irrelevant because plants lack a central nervous system/brain and are incapable of feeling pain and having a consciousness; animals, such as cows and pigs, are capable of both.

January 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dasojd

hi dear. everything is connected and is born out of the same infinite intelligence. if you ever got connected to the great spirit through a plant you realize this :) this and also that life is not limited to the body's lifetime on earth... and that since everything is one and connected, everything and everyone is pure consciousness and capable of feeling everything, check it out. ;)

May 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/billabongos

Brilliant, as a vegetarian of 25 years, I loved this!

November 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LisaScrim

This is an excellent immersion video for this particular level. They should let us upload or link to videos for immersion rather than just text articles.

November 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angmail

Excellent comment, I cannot say it better myself. I was touch by the child's innocence.

November 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pacoxavier30

Why are children so intelligent and then...they grow up?

December 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lugosky

Why do you do this mabynhenry, why?! Don't you know big guys with messy beards look awful with teary eyes?

January 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mabynhenry

Hmm, I guess I can consider this to be a successful "argument by pathos", then?

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sihiisi

Ooo love it, thank you for sharing :)

October 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/woutekr

Am I the only one that heard another word for 'chicken' than the one Duolingo taught me. Frango.. ?

October 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ernstfrederick

No, I also heard galinha (hen), female of galo (rooster) .... frango is probably the gender neutral form.

October 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ad0812a

Frango refers to chicken as a food, not necessarily the animal.

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/woutekr

So if you would see a chicken running outside, you'd call it 'uma galinha' and when you eat it you'd say 'frango'?

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ernstfrederick

It would seem so, yes. Unless we stand corrected by an authoritative speaker of Portuguese ...

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/woutekr

My Brazilian girlfriend just confirmed this. :)

November 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dturbo1

yea chicken means frango.. galinha or galo is the animal

November 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ernstfrederick

OK, a similar distinction exists in other languages: pig / pork in English, niwatori / chikin in Japanese.

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

So, frango is poultry rather than chicken. See how we change the name to distance the food from the animal so our children will eat. He said they don't eat uma galinha and his mom seemed surprised, because he had probably been eating frango. I suspect that he is not fond of octopus. What if a dish he truly likes is from an animal? Will he still become vegetarian?

November 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dEhiN

I never watched the video, but poultry in English includes more than just chickens. Poultry is for all domesticated birds - including turkeys and ducks. It just so happens that in English there isn't a different word for the animal and the food we eat when it comes to chickens. But as pbassred mentions below, due to English's history, there are different words for other animals - pig/pork, cow/beef. Originally we get some of the words from Norman French. But even in French different words exist for most of the animals when they are living versus when they are food that is eaten. I imagine this is just because it is easier for us as humans (in any language) to think of the food we eat as different from the living animal it came from.

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlosMora11

In spanish, we use the same word for animals and food almost in all the cases I can remember. "Pollo" (chicken) for the living animal and the food, "gallina" for the living animal and the food, "cerdo" in the same way, and so on... perhaps the only exception: the difference between "pez" (a free, living fish) and "pescado" (a fish that has been caught)

January 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pbassred

There is no carnivorous conspiracy. I was taught that In English, the distinction exists because of history. Pig and cow are the Anglo-Saxon words. Poc and beuf are what the conquering Noman lord demanded.

November 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

Yes, that is why both words exist, not why we still use both. Isn't that little one so cute though?

November 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sashalen

i don't believe frango is poultry. i think it is chicken for the eating.

November 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carmesim

Informative and moving, obrigada!

November 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sashalen

thanks so much for this ...absolutely precious and beautiful

November 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ewillems

Aaaah, great!

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lavita

This video is so amazing! thank you for sharing! :)

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/my-two-cents

Holy cow. What a smart kid. Food for thought. Thanks Mabynhenry for posting it.

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mabynhenry

You're welcome!

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kjusa

Everyone should watch that! So cute! Thanks for sharing, I sent it to my friends.

December 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/headsofclouds

this video is great

January 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RebeccaKemper

Awesome!!

January 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marijkstee

very nice to hear words that I learned! And a lovely boy too. I wished everbody would really understand what he says!

January 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kajo76

Yeah, me too! But at least the mother was very touched by him :-) This little guy has already a great impact on the world! Hope he doesn't lose this view of the world and also the courage to communicate his beliefs to others! :-)

I've read the English subtitle, but I'd love to be able to read the Portuguese which is spoken, too! Can anybody correct the automated Portuguese subtitles?

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/morgvp

How cute!

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lingoladz

Que delicia!

October 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/musiclover23

¡Qué es muy lindo!

November 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlloAlba

This is awesome, thank you so much for sharing it!

November 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mabynhenry

de nada!

November 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sambadojazz

The video is very cute. Então, someone who can speak "animal" needs to go tell all the carnivores to stop eating other animals. They should be eating vegetables instead, né?

November 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaxster91

So cute!

November 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/celine_brochard

Loved it !

November 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robert.CDMX

That was so friggin' cute!

November 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mariedewi

Love the kid! How did he get so wise...and what will he eat now?

December 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/my-two-cents

Fruits, vegetables, seeds & nuts.

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cattrain

uau! =)

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlosAndr119

muito bom!

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Costaaa

I am Brazilian, and I know much of the Portuguese language so, Frango is the actual poultry like the food. And galinha or galo is the actual animal. Exactly like pig and pork, or cow and beef. I hope this clarified some of the arising questions.

January 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zaragorti

Same in Spanish: 'Pez' is a fish when it is alive and swimming in the sea, 'pescado' is a fish that has been caught and is going to be eaten.

January 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Costaaa

Yes, Spanish and Portuguese are very similar.

January 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jesusariel3

So touching!!!

October 9, 2013
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