In Portuguese, marcar is to make an appointment. And that is what I did all on my own using the most frightening device in my Brazilian home – the telephone.
I’ve finally gotten my Portuguese pronunciation to a point where people don’t just hang up on me when I’m trying to make a doctor appointment or a dinner reservation. Hooray! On Day 150 of my challenge to be more Brazilian, instead of walking over to the office or asking my husband to make the appointment for me, I made a series myself over the phone like a real Brazilian.
Phew. One more obstacle overcome.