Paixões e Profissões – Parte 2

Passions and Professions - Part 2

Maria joins João and Pedro to talk about all the ambitions a girl can have in the 21st century.


  • Thank you for the ‘Shorties’ they are perfect for a quick listen and completing the quiz too.
    I love your site and listen often.

  • This “shorty” was perfect timing for me today. I went to the hardware store with a “canalizador” question! What luck and I answered all the questions correctly. It’s sinking in!

  • I enjoy the “shorties”, especially the ability to slow down the dialogue to a variety of speeds helps with hearing the sounds,( though understaning the questions is tricky) and I need all the help I can get.
    Is there any hope that you may, in the near future, be able to use your technical wizardry to have the same option available for the lessons?
    It would also be helpful if the questions for each “shorties” was read out.
    Thank you for all your hard work.

    • Thanks Terry, glad you’re getting a lot out of the Shorties. In the Lessons (and Learning Notes), if you click the turtle icon next to the speaker icon, it will play the audio more slowly. Not as many different options as the Shorties, but it helps. I’ll add your vote to having audio for questions to our suggestions list – it’s a good idea! We appreciate the feedback. 🙂

    • Hi Matteus, Quiser comes from the verb querer – it is the futuro do conjuntivo (future subjunctive) conjugation of querer for both the 1st person and 3rd person singular. In the sentence Uma mulher pode ser o que quiser, it’s referring to a hypothetical future situation, so that’s why the conjuntivo is used. This is a more advanced topic, but good to be aware of. You will also hear quiser in phrases like: se quiserif you want.

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