I couldn't hear the word 'Um' before gato. Is this the usual verbal speed at which words are pronounced in portuguese?
The funny thing is that it felt more correct with the article, but listening to the audio again really made it sound like there was none. Lesson learnt I guess :)
Tap the turtle to get a slower version. Sometimes that makes things worse, by adding extra static around the words. But at least you know you're not missing any!
Duo tripped us up good here
So "tem" = has and "tenho" = have ?
Tem means he has or she has or you have. Tenho means I have
Having come to learn Portuguese from knowing Latin, seeing teneo > tenho makes perfect sense, but tenet > tem is just strange.
cannot hear the difference between els and ele
You mean "eles and ele"?
I think they mean "ela" and "ele"
"They" = "ela and ele" or "elas" or "eles".
"She" = elA, it is a sound more opened.
"He" = elE, it is a sound less opened.
Would a female cat be "uma gata"?
Why does tem have no accent here?
(And how do I get hold of the answer? As soon as I post and move on I cannot come back here or am I missing something?)
What's the difference between "tem (the one I clicked and correct)" and "têm"?
tem is 3rd person singular and têm is 3rd person plural.
Ok thanks! So tem would be for he/she/it, and têm would be for they?
Exactly. And I think I read somewhere that the accent is there to distinguish the two.
The lady's accent is a little confusing when she says "menino" & "menina". Sounds the same and its messing me up
Why did it say that I was wrong when I put in the right answer this is the second this has happened and I am losing life because of it
She makes the ele and ela sound the same
To me, "ela" sounds like "Ella", and "ele" sounds like "Elly".