Am I the only one who finds it extremely difficult to distinguish between 'um' and 'o' in fast audio?
Can a native BR speaker tell me if 'rato' is more commonly referred to mouse or rat? Those two are very different (in my opinion, and definitely not interchangeable). Rato vs ratazana?
See the replies by native speakers Paulenrique and danmoller in these discussions:
In summary, although there are more specific words for both rat and mouse, "rato" is a catchall word.
Thanks! That pretty much answered my questions.
Rato é o mais comum. Ratazana geralmente se refere a rato de esgoto, maior, mais agressivo e normalmente infectado.
Can someone explain the difference in pronunciation between gato and rato? And maybe what is the right way to pronounce 'r' and 'rr' in general. Thanks?
Hmm what different tem & tém has & have ?
Você/ele/ela tem = You have, he/she has
Vocês/eles/elas têm = You/they have
is both tem and têm pronounced the same?
Yes, the pronunciation is the same.
"Rato" never translates to simply "rat"?
Well, if this dictionary can be believed "rat" is fine: http://dictionary.reverso.net/portuguese-english/rato.
What a weird pet for a girl!!
Maybe it's Cinderella, with Gus-Gus!