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
This gives a very nice summary of all of the Portuguese Rs
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.
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.