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"Eu vou" vs "Eu voo"

Is there any pronunciation difference between "vou" and "voo" in Portuguese? If so, how is it different? If not, how can one differentiate, as context clues will not be overly useful. The difference in context in "I go/fly to California" or "Eu vou/voo à California" is virtually nonexistent most of the time. Thanks!!

May 28, 2013

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Vou you say as just a piece of word (one syllable) /vou/. Voo you pronounce like two: /vo-ú/

May 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fiwipa

"Voo" sound is longer than "Vou".

But you should be fine with just paying attention to the context since nobody really says "Eu voo à California", you'd say "Vou à California" instead.

May 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sthenno

Just like fiwipa said

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