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O SEGREDO POR TRÁS DE "A" E "AN", O MOTIVO DE NÃO USAR APENAS "A" [DICA DE INGLÊS]

Você provavelmente sabe que quando a palavra começa com um som de vogal (a, e, i, o, u), então, você deve usar "AN", e o contrário: quando a palavra começar com som de consoante, use "A".

Mas sabe por que?

Simples, quando a palavra inicia com som de vogal, pronunciar por exemplo "apple" depois de usar "A" gera um desconforto e "travamento na língua" para um falante de inglês, por isso se usa "AN" e dessa forma a pronúncia sai como: "anapple" ao invés de "a-apple".

O mesmo ocorre com "M" no meio de palavras no português, ao prenunciar palavras como "pomba" substituindo o m pelo n, resulta em uma pronúncia um tanto estranha e desconfortável: "ponba"

October 29, 2019

19 Comentários


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/julianorobson001

Lembre-se que é " a university" e não "an university"... Quando o U tem som de YU, usa o "A". Bons estudos!!

October 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RicardoCanelas

O mesmo para abreviaturas como letras individuais que começam com “A, E, F, H, I, L, M, N, OK, R, S, or X”

  • an FBI agent
  • an MP

Mas para abreviaturas como palavras usa o 'a'

  • a FIFA official
  • a UNECIEF member
October 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolianaBellini

Hi everyone. The following article is quite informative on this subject.

A or an? By Marina Pantcheva The form a is used before a word that starts with a consonant sound, such as /b/, /d/, /m/, /r/, /w/.

The form an is used before a word that starts with a vowel sound, such as /a/, /e/, /i/, /o/, /u/.

What matters for the choice between a and an is the pronunciation of the word, not the initial letter in the written form of the word. It is therefore useful to read the word aloud when deciding between the two forms. In fact, words spelled with the same initial letter may take different forms due to the different pronunciation. For instance, we say an hour (hour is pronounced with an initial /a/), but a hotel (hotel is pronounced with /h/). Similarly, we say an ominous silence, but a one-to-one meeting (one is pronounced as /wan/).

Note that the sounds /w/ (as in warm and one) and /j/ (as in you and union) are consonant sounds. Therefore, we say a union, a youngster (but an unknown soldier).

The same rules hold of abbreviations – it is correct to say an FBI agent, as FBI is pronounced /ef-bi-ai/, thus starting with the vowel /e/; but a US intervention, as US is pronounced /ju-es/.

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DouglasAle2437

Interessante!

October 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KARINA579468

Muito bem lembrado!

November 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carla686791

Não sabia, obrigada por compartilhar!

November 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LanHouseGl

it is very interesting, congratulations for share it with us!

October 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PenaGelada

thanks you very much i LIKE!

October 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaykeBert

Excelente!

October 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elyas_Carvalho

It's a very useful tip for beginners, thanks for sharing knowledge on the forum.

October 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wduranti

Great!

October 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HenriqueAm77332

Thanks

October 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlauberFR

Very good.

October 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmparoMorais

Muito bom, Miguel. Parabéns!

October 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmparoMorais

Desculpa amigo, erro de digitação. Troquei seu nome.

October 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergio537155

Congratulation.

October 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oliveira.aguida

Great!

October 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucasChale1

Great!! Thanks guy

October 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DenilsonSa500349

Legal!

November 4, 2019
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