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Asking a friend how his or her weekend was is much more than just a question. It’s a way of showing them that you care and that you are interested in them as people, more than just a colleague at work. In today’s lesson we find out that even staying home for the weekend is nice, and it’s nice to know that your friend asks about you too.
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In the third line of the dialog, it sure sounds like Andriana is pronouncing “pra praia” as “pa praia”. Am I hearing this right? Is this done in order to avoid two consecutive “pr” sounds?
Hi Arthur, Indeed you are correct, often the word “para” reduces to just ‘pra’ or simply ‘pa.’ As to avoiding the double prpr, chances are that isn’t as much of a factor as just regular reduction pattern. Way to go for hearing that one correctly.