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Vocabulary Lists Top 10 Hardest Words to Pronounce

Top 10 Hardest Words to Pronounce

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mother
mãe (n) fem
mother
As crianças estão beijando a mãe delas.
The children are kissing their mother.
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grandmother
avó (n) fem
grandmother
avó paterna
paternal grandmother
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grandfather
avô (n) masc
grandfather
avô materno
maternal grandfather
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woman
mulher (n) fem
woman
A mulher está usando um computador.
The woman is using a computer.
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dog
cachorro (n) masc
dog
O cachorro peludo está correndo atrás da bola.
The shaggy dog is running after the ball.
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hand
mão (n) fem
hand
A criança está levantando a mão dela.
The child is raising his hand.
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job
trabalho (n) masc
job
Eu comecei esse trabalho ano passado.
I started this job last year.
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pay phone
orelhão (n) masc
pay phone
heart
coração (n) masc
heart
block
quarteirão (n) masc
block
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Wednesday at 3:11 pm
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Hey Listeners! What word would you add to this list? Leave a comment below.

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Monday at 6:31 am
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Hi Monika,


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Monika
Friday at 10:45 am
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just out of curiosity.


If I sign up for premium and get a teacher, do I get to choose the region of the teacher (if the teacher has a carioca accent or Paulista accent, etc?)

Thanks

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Sunday at 11:20 pm
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Hi Rebecca,


Thank you for posting.


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.


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Rebecca
Tuesday at 1:44 am
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Ahhh ! My country was colonized by the French so some of these are actually easy to pronounce.

PortuguesePod101.com
Sunday at 9:53 pm
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Hi Pet,


As for the different types of Brazilian accents/modes of pronunciation, we still don't have a special lesson on that subject, but you can check out this series to improve your skills:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/lesson-library/ultimate-portuguese-pronunciation-guide/


This lesson has a special focus on the pronunciation for the letter -r in different regions of Brazil:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-20-brazilian-accents/


As for "tudo", it is an indefinite pronoun and it means "everything", "all". For example: "Tudo o que eu quero é (...)" (All I want is...); "Todo" can mean "the whole", "entirety", for example: "Ele comeu o bolo todo." ("He eat the whole cake.").


Cheers,

Cristiane

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Pet
Saturday at 2:05 am
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Please, what are the differents "sotarque" used frequentle?

Pet
Saturday at 2:02 am
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Hi , thanks for everything. What is the difference between " Tudo e Todo"?

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Thursday at 11:05 pm
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Olá Alana,


Thank you for posting.


Keep up studying well and in case of any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.👍


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Cristiane

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Alana
Thursday at 12:49 pm
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Shadowing really helps me learn how to say these words better, soon enough, I can glance at these words and pronounce them effortlessly in my head like a native 😊

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Sunday at 6:26 pm
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Hello Ashley,


Thanks for posting!


Indeed, it's necessary to practice to get used to these different sounds in Portuguese pronunciation.


Here are more lessons about it:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/index.php?cat=26


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If you have any doubts, please let us know


Cristiane

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