"Homens e mulheres"
Translation:Men and women
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what is the difference in pronunciation of "e" (meaning "and") and "é" (meaning "is")?
e = pronouncing the letter "e" in English (IPA i)
é = eh (sounds like the e in the English word "bed") (IPA ɛ)
You can hear some examples on forvo here:
The audio is very bad, but the letter "e" (and) has sound closed, but in the phrase you speak with an "i" sound. Already "is" has a more open sound.
Can someone please pronounce 'mulheres' correctly? I'm getting different pronunciations of it from different sources like 'moo-ye-res' and 'mool-ye-rees'.
I'm completely new to Portuguese myself, but as far as I can figure out in Brazil it's pronounced like "mool-ye-rees" and in some regions "mool-ye-reesh". I'm not absolutely sure, maybe someone can confirm or not.
Exactly. In Rio and northern and northwestern regions, the people says "mool-ye-reesh". In other places, "mool-ye-rees". Some people also pronounce "moo-ye" or "mool-eh", but in those cases the pronunciation is considered wrong.
Ladies can be translated to "damas" and gentlemen can be translated to "cavalheiros", but the tradicional expression is lie the MOD wrote, "Senhoras e senhores".