Ele vs Ela pronunciations

I know there are other topics on this, but I've been asked to put this one with the pronunciation links, so here it goes.

In case you are strugling to catch the difference between "ele" and "ela":

  • Ele seems like "Aylee". (stressed A, like the a in wAy, but no "y")
look for Sirasp's pronunciation
thatra's is the second best. The others are TOO european

  • Ela sounds like "Ellah". (stressed E, like the E in bEll)
look for thatra's pronunciation
Flowerchild's is the second best, the other is European

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April 16, 2014


not is well Aylee, but it is almost. (I am Brazillian)

May 12, 2014

DanMoller wrote this in the text:

Ele seems like "Aylee". (stressed A, like the a in wAy, but no "y")

July 10, 2017

Concordo. Compreensivo, mas soará como um estrangeiro.

April 18, 2017

Is duolingo Portuguese Brazilian or Brazilian Portuguese?

November 27, 2017

If you're asking for how to say it: Brazilian Portuguese

Portuguese, Brazilian

português do Brasil

português brasileiro

June 27, 2018

I thought they were both /ɛ/ at the start. /ɛ.li/. /ɛ.lɐ/. Ele. Ela.

June 27, 2018

The E and the L both sound different in ele and ela. They should be pronounced as if they were spelled êle and éla.

March 16, 2019
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