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How to Pronounce The “ão” Ending in Brazilian Portuguese

 Learn how to pronounce the "ão" ending in Brazilian Portuguese, one of the most difficult sounds to make for English speakers. "ão" is such a Portuguese thing, that if you type it on Google translator, it will be detected as Portuguese. Check it out! Some words with this same pronunciation: chão, mão, não, pão. If you don't say it right, you can be embarrassed!   ...

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How to Pronounce The Oral and Nasal Vowels in Portuguese

Portuguese has 5 vowels: a, e, i, o, u. In fact, Portuguese has 12 vowel sounds: 7 oral and 5 nasal. Some oral vowels: - The letter "e" in ELA; - The letter "o" in HORA; - The letter "u" in UVA. Some nasal vowels: - The letter "ã" in FÃ; - The leters "en" in PENTE. Watch the video to learn how to pronounce all of them. See also how to pronounce the diacritic "~". ...

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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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