Elementary 09: Learning Portuguese Is Difficult

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Is it so frustrating to learn how to pronounce words in Portuguese. There are different sounds for all of the vowels and there don’t seem to be any rules. And those verb endings, it’s crazy! Never fear. In today’s lesson will give you a few hints along the way, and we’ll let you know that it’s really no big deal.

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 A: Você está estudando o português?
Are you studying Portuguese?
  B: Estou, mas a pronúncia é muito difícil, viu?
I am, but the pronunciation is difficult, you know?
  A: Como assim?
What do you mean?
  B: Esse tal de ‘avô - avó’, ‘pode – pôde’, eu não ouço a diferença.
This deal with ‘avô - avó’, ‘pode – pôde’, I don’t hear the difference.
  A: Sei, inicialmente causa problemas, mas você vai pegar, não se preocupe.
I know, initially it can cause problems, but you’ll get it, don’t worry.
  B: ‘Não se preocupe’ ou ‘Não se preocupa’?
‘Nao se preocupe’ or ‘Não se preocupa’?
  A: Tanto faz, qualquer um dos dois
It doesn’t matter, either of the two.
  B: Te disse, não é? O português não é fácil não.
I told you, you know? Portuguese is not easy.

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