Lessons in Portuguese
He drank to forget the pain.
Ele bebia para esquecer a dor.
She cooked as if nothing had happened.
Ela cozinhou como se nada tivesse acontecido.
We talked as if nothing had happened between us.
Nós conversamos como se nada tivesse havido entre nós.
To need, or require
You need to get out of here before my husband arrives.
Você precisa sair daqui antes que o meu marido chegue.
Life is hard.
A vida é dura.
Source & Method
From the DuoLingo Portuguese course, lessons of which can feature unexpected phrases, whose utility, while questionable, are hard to forget.
Forest Ray is a freelance journalist and former paratrooper. He speaks Portuguese fluently, thanks in part to, or perhaps in spite of, DuoLingo.
Photo by Mohammad Saifullah