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When you have "ca, co, cu" you pronounce c like k sound, when you have "ce, ci" you pronounce c like s/ss
How do you say "I like beers that are stouts" or " I drink stout beers" for example
Could you type out this sentence phonetically? "Eles bebem cerveja". I am having a hardtime knowing just how i should say words, like bebem. Do you say it with an "m" sound or a "ng" sound or "n" sound? It is confusing for English speakers to not pronounce a word the way it is written.
Thanks for the help.
At school, we learned in Spanish that "cerveja" is beer as well, and it's pronounced 'Sir-VAY-saa' (the pronunciation in our Spanish curriculum). Here "cerveja" is pronounced differently. Can someone help me with the prononciation? Also, "bebem" is pronounced differently. Can someone help me with these differences? Thanks! :D
So, in Spanish, es una 'cerveza', portuguese is 'uma cerveja' and they pronounce the j like you would in english, but softer, not a hard j. Like the difference between ch and sh, but for the j sound. Hopefully I made sense, haha
No, not exactly. Spanish has 'Una cerveza' which is like 'servesa' in latin america, and 'thervetha' in Spain, 'Th' like in 'Thing' not as in 'The'. In Portugal, it's 'Uma Cerveja' always 'Servesioa', 'Sio' like that in 'Division'.
I believe the sound of the letter " j, J" (Jota), is something unique that only exists in Portuguese language, try to hear the sound of "família do J". Like : Ja – Je- Ji- Jo – Ju – Jão.
apenas uma garota brasileira passando por aqui................ just one brazilian girl passing here............
A mixed group of men and women = Eles ? Otherwise the translation is wrong and shoulld be "they men are drinking beer"
Just men = eles / just women = elas / men + women = eles. When we get a group male+female, we usually use it in the masculine form....
Oui... le français ressemble portuguais en beaucoup de choses ;) si tu parles francais, ce sera plus facile d'apprendre portuguais:)
Ha....French is a beautiful language, but I think that after 3 days on here, my Portuguese is better than my French (after 4 years of school!)....This DUOLINGO is great!
Because it's school... I learnt spanish for six years and two years after getting my A levels I didn't remember a single word!
It's not important going fast, you can go slowly by asking every question in your mind on the forums (I force myself to read all the discussions, and it works, it's very slow and sometimes boring, but my grammar improves very quickly)
because the grammar of Portuguese language is sexist - Lol Eles = Men Elas = Women Eles e Elas = Eles Only joking ... Apenas Brincando !
Is cerveja feminine by default or is it feminine bc a woman (the audio robot who's pronouncing it) is a "female"? Bc Eles is masculine... Or it that Eles is masculine by default?
Cerveja is always feminine, while eles refers to a group of men or a group with both men and women.
Is it a mistake that 'bebes' is written as 'bebem'? If not, then can anyone please explain why its so.
Is the letter " M " at the end of the word " Bebem " pronounced? It sounds like " Bebe" over here!