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How to pronunce "R"

Hi, how do we pronunce the letter R in portuguese ? Is it like "H", like the rollen r in spanish, or like the french r ? I don't get it with the automatic voice Thanks very much

6/12/2013, 3:33:44 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/ThanKwee
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This gives a very nice summary of all of the Portuguese Rs

http://blogs.transparent.com/portuguese/how-to-pronounce-the-r-in-portuguese/

10/16/2013, 1:54:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
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R at the end of a syllable (examples: por-ta, mar-ca, gar-fo,...): São Paulo (capital): a bit similar to R in Spanish, but slighter // São Paulo (countryside): like R in "far" in English. Rio de Janeiro / Belo Horizonte / Pernambuco: R similar to French

6/12/2013, 4:25:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/WesleyAlcoforado

Only in Rio the R is similar to the French R (but much more slighter). In other places it sounds like the R in the beginning of a word (as H in english, just a burst of air)

7/2/2013, 12:17:57 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
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Some more insight on it that she hasnt expained: 1- if the letter R begins a syllable after a consonant, it sounds like RR (H in english). For instance: Henrique: you say like /HenRRique/ (N before R), chilram: you say like /chilRRam/ (L before R)

6/12/2013, 4:22:18 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Davu
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These videos by Dr Huback are great aren't they? I watched the first 17, i.e. the ones in Portuguese, a few weeks ago and I had the illusion I could understand Portuguese because she speaks at just the right pace. (The illusion was dispelled as soon as I tried to listen to the CBN news stream :-). For me, it's a pity that some of her later videos are in English.

7/2/2013, 11:42:26 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/r_i_l_e_y

Yeah I think I can understand about 1% of what the average Portuguese speaker says. In case you missed it JCMcGee recommended some animated children's stories in Portuguese in the following discussion: [http://www.duolingo.com/#/comment/545035]. The audio and subtitles are both in Portuguese and so they are a good stepping stone. I still find the pronunciation a bit strange but I've been assured it's Brazilian Portuguese.

7/2/2013, 1:53:10 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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Oh no! It looks as though I am too late to see this video. Thank you ThanKwee for the following info.

11/18/2013, 9:20:42 AM
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