Is mas pronounced mais?
Yes, the pronounciation is the same: mas/mais = /mais/.
In Brazil, yes :)
Does this only apply for the word "mas" or is there a rule for this word to be spoken like "mais"??
I'm not too sure about if it happens in other words with «as» at the end of a syllable; it might, though.
"He drinks, but no beer."
In Portuguese, we don't distinguish between "no" and "not." They are both «não».
This phrase didn't translate well into English.
Não can mean either "no" or "not" in Portuguese.
This whole time my Spanish had greatly helped me...but this "mas" instead of "pero" may be the end of me D:
Actually, they used to say «mas» in Spanish too; you still may catch it in some reggaeton lyrics to this day. :)
Woah really? I've never seen that! cool, thanks for the info!
Mas in spanish is "plus"
"mas" was also used in Spanish to mean "but", but it does not happen nowadays...
It's like in Italian "ma" or in French "mais".
Qual seria o equivalente português de "spirits"? (i.e. non-beer drinks eg blue wkd, smirnoff ice, bacardi etc)?
Licor = liquor, uma palavra geral para "spirits"
Ele bebe, mas não se veja.
Lol, you mean *cerveja? :)
Is there a differnece in meaning or use between "mais" and "mas"?
But the pronunciation is the same.