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Pronunciation: r – rr

We’ll show just some of the possible sounds for these pairs of letters. 1. There are variations for the sounds of r – rr, but a straightforward way to approach …

Interacting: name, nationality and occupation

1. Short interactions: (1) Name: Note: ‘Como’ usually means ‘how’, but here it means ‘what’. Interaction 1: Listen Como é o seu nome? = What’s your name? Meu nome é …

Definite articles: o – os – a – as

1. In English the definite article is ‘the’. As Portuguese syntax needs to consider gender and number for all nouns, there are 4 ways to say ‘the’.   singular plural …

Occupations in Brazilian and European Portuguese

  1. Listen and follow the occupations. You can choose to listen to Brazilian Portuguese (BP) or European Portuguese (EP) pronunciation. Audios will have first the masculine, then the feminine …

Objectives – Week 2

Welcome back! In week 2 of this course we’ll expand on talking about yourself and people around you. By the end of this week, we would like you to be …

Pronunciation: x – ch

1. Let’s start with ch: Ch has only one possible sound: Listen It will always be followed by a vowel: cha – che – chi – cho – chu: Listen …

Question words

1. By now we have learnt how to ask a number questions. Here are some of these questions. Listen Listen Como é o seu nome? = What is your name? …

Nationalities

1. Read and listen to the sentences. Eu sou brasileiro. Listen = I am brazilian. (male) Eu sou brasileira. Listen = I am brazilian. (female) Nós somos brasileiros. Listen = …

Who is this? Whose is this…? Is this…?

  1. In the previous video João shows a picture of his family. Marta asks these questions: Quem é esta? Who is this (feminine thing/person next to the speaker)? Quem …

Pronunciation: lh – nh

1. You may not have these sounds in your mother tongue. Their symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet might help you: Lh = /ʎ/ Nh = /ɲ/ Languages such as …

Story – Episode 6: this is my family

  1. Watch the video. João is going to show Marta a picture of his family.   2. The European pronunciation for a couple of the sentences in the video …