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72 – Pero Vaz de Caminha’s Letter

In this episode, we are going to learn the augmentative form of some words in Portuguese with the suffixes –ão and -ona.

Pero Vaz de Caminha, Portuguese explorer who accompanied Pedro Álvares Cabral in the discovery of Brazil, wrote what is considered by many to be one of the most accurate and detailed accounts of the discovery of Brazil in his Carta de Pero Vaz de Caminha.

But this letter was rewritten in a humoristic way by an advertising agent called Paulo D’Angelo, who rewrote it in the form of a phone call and won the contest “Chronicle of the Listener” by Rádio Bandeirantes. This phone call was written as if Brazil was discovered in the 21st century.

Here is the phone call he wrote.

Olá meu amado Rei,

Aqui quem fala é o Pero Vaz. Está me ouvindo bem? Peguei emprestado o celular de um nativo aqui da nova terra. Tudo bem, o Capitão Pedro está lhe mandando um abraço.

Chegamos na terça, 22 de abril, mas deixei para ligar no domingo, porque a ligação é mais barata…

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