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The Most Challenging Tongue Twisters in Portuguese

  Now we are going to practice the consonant sounds with tongue twisters or, as we say in Portuguese, trava-línguas! 1 - O rato roeu a roupa do Rei de Roma. The rat gnawed the clothes of the King of Rome. 2 - Três pratos de trigo para três tigres tristes. Three wheat dishes for three sad tigers. 3 - Sobre aquela serra há uma arara loura. A arara loura falará? Fala, arara loura! There's a blond macaw on that ...

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How to Pronounce LH and NH in Portuguese

  To conclude the study of the consonants in Portuguese, I’m going to teach you how to pronounce two of the most challenging sounds for English speakers: the LH and NH. To produce these, your tongue touches most part of the hard palate. And the most noticeable difference between NH and LH is this: NH is nasal and LH is oral sound. If you are a native speaker of Spanish, French or Italian it’s easy to pronou ...

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How to Pronounce The Letters G and J in Portuguese

Now it's time to learn how to pronounce the letters G and J in Brazilian Portuguese. Before A, O, U and CONSONANTS, the letter G is pronounced as in English. When the consonant G comes before E or I, it has a different sound: as the letter S in VISION, PLEASURE. The letter J will always have that same sound. Words with GU as a diagraph: - Seguinte (following, next) - Conseguir (to get) - Guitarra (eletric g ...

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How to Pronounce The Letters R and H in Portuguese

Different from English, the letter H is not pronounced in Portuguese. And here there’s no exception. If R is in the begining of a word, we pronounce it as the letter “h” in English. This sound also happens in the end of syllable or word: Porta, Carpete. Learn also other sound of the letter R that many English speakers struggle to make. It always happens between vowels and it sounds like a flap D or T, like ...

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