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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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PortuguesePod101.com
Wednesday at 3:11 pm
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Hey Listeners! What word would you add to this list? Leave a comment below.

PortuguesePod101.com
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.👍


Sincerely,

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 😊

Portuguesepod101.com 
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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Ashley
Saturday at 3:17 am
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These are hard, but for English speakers at least the words that have "ei" are also hard, like "Janeiro," I think.

PortuguesePod101.com
Tuesday at 6:25 am
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Oi Yukiko,


In the written form, the accent is different for each one: avô and avó.

When you're listening, "avô" grandfather has a "closed O", and "avó" has an "open O".

You can check our lessons to learn more about it, but it's very hard for foreigners to hear the difference.

As you're studying you'll be able to hear the difference between both :)


Hope it helps!

Paloma

Team PortuguesePod101.com

Yukiko
Friday at 10:14 pm
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How can you tell the differnts with grandmother and grandfather?

Yukiko
Friday at 10:13 pm
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How can you tell the differnts with grandmother and greadfather?