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Tá Falado provides Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation lessons for speakers of Spanish. Podcasts illustrate pronunciation differences between Spanish and Portuguese and present scenarios showing cultural differences between the U.S. and Brazil. Tá Falado is part of the Brazilpod project and is produced at the College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin. Website URL: http://coerll.utexas.edu/brazilpod/tafalado/
 
Radio Arlecchino provides mp3 podcast lessons that illustrate specific Italian grammar points. Grammar examples and dialogs are built upon the escapades of Arlecchino, Pulcinella, and other masks of the Italian Commedia dell'arte. Radio Arlecchino is produced at the College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin. Website URL: http://coerll.utexas.edu/ra/
 
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asset title: Episode 22: Episode 22: Truth and Consequences filename: ra_22.mp3 track number: 22/22 time: 12:07 size: 11.37 MB bitrate: 128 kbps If things had not been so wildly hectic here at Radio Arlecchino of late, this exciting episode would have appeared quite a bit sooner! But here it is at last, full of bone-chilling encounters of the se…
 
asset title: Episode 21: Lost in the Woulds - The Conditional Mood filename: ra_21.mp3 track number: 21/22 time: 23:14 size: 21.79 MB bitrate: 128 kbps You can't keep a good Dottore down! Not only has his Futurometer been refurbished and re-installed, our learned friend has now provided Radio Arlecchino with another amazing device: the Conditionato…
 
asset title: Episode 20: If You Can't Stand the Heat filename: ra_20.mp3 track number: 20/22 time: 14:44 size: 13.82 MB bitrate: 128 kbps The good news is that the Futurometer is being painstakingly repaired and the studio refurbished for enhanced security by a crack team of experts. The bad news is that the studio is currently in a noisy mess and …
 
asset title: Episode 19: Episode 19: Talking about the Future - Global Thermogrammatical War filename: ra_19.mp3 track number: 19/22 time: 15:37 size: 12.82 MB bitrate: 112 kbps What happens here at the studio late at night, after the grammar gurus have gone home and all seems quiet and deserted? Yes, we thought so too, until we got a nocturnal dis…
 
asset title: Episode 18: Likes and Dislikes - The catch of the day filename: ra_18.mp3 track number: 18/22 time: 6:26 size: 5.28 MB bitrate: 112 kbps The catch of the day in Episode 18 is Pulcinella, for Antonella has caught up with the Neapolitan superstar who disappeared shortly after the premiere of Arlecchino's blockbuster. In her exclusive int…
 
asset title: Episode 17: Likes and Dislikes - Casting call and scream test filename: ra_17.mp3 track number: 17/22 time: 14:39 size: 12.01 MB bitrate: 112 kbps There's plenty to like about this episode and about Arlecchino's new movie! In Episode 17, Casting call and scream test, we explore how to express likes and dislikes in the compound tenses, …
 
asset title: Episode 16: Likes and Dislikes - On the red carpet filename: ra_16.mp3 track number: 16/22 time: 19:31 size: 16.01 MB bitrate: 112 kbps In Episode 16 of Radio Arlecchino, On the red carpet, we will learn about the verb piacere and how to express likes and dislikes. To an English speaker, the piacere construction is often confusing, for…
 
asset title: Episode 15: The Holiday Special Continued filename: ra_15.mp3 track number: 15/22 time: 10:35 size: 8.68 MB bitrate: 112 kbps Holiday magic has allowed us to resume the remote broadcast we began in Episode 14. You may remember that, in the beginning of our Radio Arlecchino Holiday Special, Eric had been invited to join our commedia fri…
 
asset title: Episode 14: The Holiday Special filename: ra_14.mp3 track number: 14/22 time: 13:14 size: 10.85 MB bitrate: 112 kbps In Episode 14, The Radio Arlecchino Holiday Special, Eric has been invited to join our commedia friends as they celebrate the season backstage before opening a new show. As they share reminiscences of holidays past --and…
 
asset title: Grammar Lesson 20: This Just Isn't Spanish, Adapting to Handicapped filename: tafalado_gra_20.mp3 track number: 46/46 time: 11:03 size: 7.77 MB bitrate: 96 kbps Oh man, where did this word come from? After a whole series of lessons in pronunciation and grammar ... and now we learn a whole bunch of words where Spanish and Portuguese are…
 
asset title: Grammar Lesson 19: Present Perfect, Naming People filename: tafalado_gra_19.mp3 track number: 45/46 time: 16:09 size: 11.36 MB bitrate: 96 kbps One of life's great mysteries is if a Brazilian marries someone from Venezuela, how do you figure out what their official name will be? We ought to be politicians because we spend the whole les…
 
asset title: Episode 13: Pronouns - The joy of stress filename: ra_13.mp3 track number: 13/22 time: 16:09 size: 6.63 MB bitrate: 56 kbps In Episode 13, The joy of stress, we will continue our discussion of double pronouns and how stress can affect the spelling and placement of object pronouns. We will also talk about when it is absolutely necessary…
 
asset title: Grammar Lesson 18: Word Order, Buses and Services filename: tafalado_gra_18.mp3 track number: 44/46 time: 10:56 size: 7.69 MB bitrate: 96 kbps So how weird would it be to be a Brazilian in the United States and see for the first time a bicycle attached to the front of a city bus? Sure enough, that would never happen on a bus in Brazil.…
 
asset title: Episode 12: Pronouns - Just look at yourself filename: ra_12.mp3 track number: 12/22 time: 22:18 size: 18.30 MB bitrate: 112 kbps In Episode 12, Just look at yourself, we continue our study of pronouns with reflexive pronouns, which are used with verbs where the action is reflected back onto the subject. We will also talk about the int…
 
asset title: Episode 11: Pronouns - Adult supervision required filename: ra_11.mp3 track number: 11/22 time: 19:20 size: 15.86 MB bitrate: 112 kbps In Episode 11, Adult supervision required, we will blast off with the Dottore into the world of pronouns! We will focus on subject pronouns and object pronouns, both direct and indirect. Generally speak…
 
asset title: Grammar Lesson 17: Também x Também não, Online Activities filename: tafalado_gra_17.mp3 track number: 43/46 time: 9:44 size: 6.85 MB bitrate: 96 kbps Spanish speakers who are used to saying tampoco will now have to learn how to say também não in Portuguese. It just sounds cute somehow. Culturally, Michelle and Valdo talk about all the …
 
asset title: Grammar Lesson 16: Placement of Indirect Pronouns, Greeting Friends filename: tafalado_gra_16.mp3 track number: 42/46 time: 12:33 size: 8.82 MB bitrate: 96 kbps In this lesson, Michelle claims that most people give women one kiss on the cheek when greeting and when saying goodbye. Valdo thinks that it is more common to give two kisses,…
 
asset title: Grammar Lesson 15: False Cognates, Driver's License filename: tafalado_gra_15.mp3 track number: 41/46 time: 10:50 size: 7.62 MB bitrate: 96 kbps No kidding, Orlando was in Mexico City one time and saw a man in Chapultepec Park who was selling helados esquisitos. Why would anyone want to buy 'weird' ice cream? Turns out, in Spanish esqu…
 
asset title: Grammar Lesson 14: Absence of Direct Object Pronouns, Mobile Homes filename: tafalado_gra_14.mp3 track number: 40/46 time: 10:24 size: 7.32 MB bitrate: 96 kbps OK, so you are driving down the freeway and you see a semi going 70 mph and there is a mobile home being pulled along. Well, yes, I do see why that would seem rather shocking to…
 
asset title: Episode 10: Imperative - For best results filename: ra_10.mp3 track number: 10/22 time: 10:01 size: 8.23 MB bitrate: 112 kbps In Episode 10, For best results, we learn more about the 'noi' and 'voi' forms of the imperative mood. We also summarize the general rules for the use of pronouns with the imperative. By now, the 'noi' and 'voi'…
 
asset title: Episode 9: Imperative - Build a better mousetrap filename: ra_09.mp3 track number: 9/22 time: 9:42 size: 7.96 MB bitrate: 112 kbps In Build a better mousetrap, we will focus on the tu forms of the imperative -- the most frequently used. While the tu forms of second- and third-conjugation verbs are the same as the present indicative, th…
 
asset title: Grammar Lesson 13: Gender in Portuguese and Spanish, Buying Alcohol filename: tafalado_gra_13.mp3 track number: 39/46 time: 11:33 size: 8.12 MB bitrate: 96 kbps To be clear, we are referring to gender agreement. Get ready: although gender is 95% the same between Spanish and Portuguese, there are a few words that change. Is it o leite o…
 
asset title: Grammar Lesson 12: Personalized Infinitive, Paying for your Education filename: tafalado_gra_12.mp3 track number: 38/46 time: 13:07 size: 9.22 MB bitrate: 96 kbps Not only are Brazilians thought of as being very friendly, now they even want to personalize their infinitive verbs! Valdo and Michelle lead the way in showing us how to do t…
 
asset title: Episode 8: Imperative - Your call is important to us filename: ra_08.mp3 track number: 8/22 time: 11:04 size: 9.08 MB bitrate: 112 kbps In 'Your call is important to us,' we begin looking at l'imperativo - one of the four formal verbal moods in Italian. The imperative is used to issue direct commands: you tell someone to do (or not to …
 
asset title: Grammar Lesson 11: Topic-Comment Patterns, Special Needs Privileges filename: tafalado_gra_11.mp3 track number: 37/46 time: 12:01 size: 8.46 MB bitrate: 96 kbps Just look at that barriga! Clearly the polite thing to do, at least in Brazil, would be to have a special line at banks, post offices, and supermarkets for those that have 'spe…
 
asset title: Episode 7: Subjunctive - Someone's in the kitchen with Pulcinella filename: ra_07.mp3 track number: 7/22 time: 9:04 size: 7.44 MB bitrate: 112 kbps In 'Someone's in the kitchen with Pulcinella,' we conclude our discussion of the subjunctive with a summary of all the rules. Remember the WHEIRDO verbs? We'll review all the tenses of the …
 
asset title: Grammar Lesson 10: Word Order of Negative Phrases, Paying for Parties filename: tafalado_gra_10.mp3 track number: 36/46 time: 11:25 size: 8.02 MB bitrate: 96 kbps 'Não, não sei não.' This is the pattern for Brazilians, to say 'no' three times in the sentence. It's not that Valdo and Michelle are negative people, but they sure get their…
 
asset title: Grammar Lesson 9: Possessive Pronouns, How to Dress Like an American filename: tafalado_gra_09.mp3 track number: 35/46 time: 12:29 size: 8.78 MB bitrate: 96 kbps Who would have ever guessed that Valdo and Michelle think that jeans and flip flops make a strange combination? Looks like we've just seen one more thing that makes Americans …
 
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