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Phonetics: Portuguese "nh" and Spanish "ñ" sounds [ɲ] in Phonetic International Alphabet: tenho, vinho, banho..., in Spanish: España, baño, niña... Sound [ɲ] is voiced palatal nasal.
La Ñ representa un sonido palatal nasal (según el Alfabeto Fonético Internacional (AFI): /ɲ/, que significa que el aire escapa a través de la nariz y es articulada con la parte media o trasera de la lengua contra el paladar óseo.
The part that confuses me is when it's okay to write: Tenho uma maçã It is not clear at all, when I may concatenate words or not write them in the sentence? I'm also finding it difficult when during a listening excersise the O/A is rolled into the previous word and I'm expected to know that it should be there and include the The within my reply. Sorry I'm getting that not everything has a One for One translation into English, but if there was an excersise that covered this well I must have been asleep or having a good day as the information simple didn't stay in my mind :-(
A maioria dos nativos de português que nasceram e cresceram nas ex-colônias de Portugal. Nessas regiões a educação é bem precária. Aqui no Brasil, atualmente, está bem melhor, porém ainda existem muitas pessoas da época em que pensava-se, por exemplo, que "mulher não precisa estudar".
Thanks for writing in Portuguese! I am looking for a social club where I can practice to read and write long paragraph in Portuguese. I joined one on whats up platform it was fun the rule no English or aiding language but I letter learned that most learners words and sentences were mixed up Spanish/Portuguese.
The important thing is pronunciation, to avoid "cacophony" (=bad sound), the joint of two vowels sounds badly: not A elephant but an elephant... the same happens with the article THE, but here the difference is not the writing but the pronunciation: "the elephant" sounds | ði: | not | ðə| .
I have to ask: Is it more natural to use the pronoun (eu, você, etc.) Or simply the verb in an actual sentence? Is it more formal either way? I have seen both ways on here, multiple times. One quiz is "Eu tenho um carro" and the next will be "Tenho uma maçã" (I have vs. Have) This has been bothering me for awhile...