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๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜ž ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜’ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜  ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ โค๏ธ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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E aí! Como está?

I often have to ask people to repeat things when I don't understand what they are saying. Our voice recording tool is great for this. It's the big red button up there! ^^

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Tuesday at 07:11 PM
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Olรก, Sherri,

it depends on the region we are in. Depending on the city/state you are, people have a certain accent. But both pronunciations are accepted and well understood.

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Sherri Robinson
Tuesday at 08:32 AM
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Sometimes ar is pronounced like ah and other times are. Which is more common in European Portuguese?

Saturday at 05:03 PM
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Hi Sherri,

Thank you for posting!

In Brazil you'll hear many types of accents and it's good to get used to different ones so you can improve your listening skills.๐Ÿ‘

To learn more about pronunciation, please check out our special series "Ultimate Portuguese Pronunciation Guide":


Hope this helps! Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.



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Tuesday at 09:04 AM
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Why is the de said je with sound but the speaker said de? Also why is re pronounced he and ir as chee?

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C Bower
Friday at 01:56 PM
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Why do I get emails saying this is a free lesson? I try to play it, and all I get is a request to upgrade. That is not FREE in any language!

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Thank you for posting.

We offer lessons in Brazilian Portuguese, but also in European Portuguese.

Please check out these series for studying European Portuguese:

http://www.portuguesepod101.com/index.php?cat=39 (Learn with Pictures and Video: European Portuguese โ€“ 25 lessons)

http://www.portuguesepod101.com/index.php?cat=38 (In this module, Throwback Thursday, youโ€™ll find many European Portuguese lessons โ€“ please check lessons 141, 177, 187, 190, 215, and 233).

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Al Augustine
Friday at 03:19 AM
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can I get these lessons in European Portuguese rather than Brazilian Portuguese

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Tuesday at 08:25 PM
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Olรก Mike,

Agradecemos por sua mensagem!

Thank you for your message!

Pronunciation may be a bit tricky at first. A great way of learning it is watching Brazilian movies and series so you can get used to it.

You'll notice that the pronunciation also varies a lot depending on what region of Brazil the speaker is from. For instance, a speaker from Minas Gerais has a very different accent from a speaker from Sรฃo Paulo.

Regarding the word rato: โ€œrโ€ at the beginning of a word mas an [h] sound like in โ€œhouseโ€, as "hรก" - "tรด".

The "r" in "devagar" will only be strongly stressed in some regions of Brazil, but mostly you'll listen to the "dรช" - "vรก" - "ga" - [h].

Please check out these lessons on pronunciation:


2. Portuguese Consonant Sounds: Part 1


If you have any doubts, please let us know


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Mike Wise
Tuesday at 08:09 AM
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I've been striving to follow pronunciation as closely as possible, while committing as many vocab words and lesson expressions to memory. A problem I keep running into is when the sample audio pronounces the "r" at the end of a word, when I think it's supposed to be silent, or produce the (breathy) "ha" sound.

For instance, Braden pronounces the ending "r" the same way the Pronunciation Series, instructs, which states, "An -r at the beginning or end of a word or before a consonant makes the same sound as the - rr. The word for "rat" is rato, the word for "tree" is รกrvore, and the word for "walk" is andar." As with the vocab in this lesson, most all the words she pronounces contradict the pronunciation lesson. Even "devagar" is pronounced "gee-va-gar"!

What's going on here? It makes it confusing, and hard to memorize correct pronunciation. Furthermore, makes me apprehensive to trust the recorded pronunciations if it's teaching incorrectly. Entendeu? "(Do you) understand?" :sweat_smile:

Please advise. Obrigado. "Thank You."