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How exactly do you pronounce "sim"?

I know i should probably know this by now but how exactly do you say "sim"? Is it like "seem, sim, or seen, sin"? Can't make it out. The end especially, i think the "m" usually makes an "n" sound but not sure in this case. Thanks to all that reply.

Tchau!

December 10, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Quixotic22

One of those lovely nasal sounds we have to try and learn. When I first started I loved just saying pão to practice.

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December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLdawg

thanks a lot man, i will def check out forvo. I'm still addicted to saying abacaxi haha.

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

It sounds kind of like "seeng", do not put emphasis on the ng. Make it sort of subtle. I believe this is one of the nasal words in our language.

December 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLdawg

Thanks for the answer language, everytime i hear it i can't quite make it out. So seen(ng) would be the closest. Are you a native speaker? Hope you don't mind me asking.

December 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

Yes I am. It's ok if you can't make it out at first. My ear has been trained to pick up words like "fim" "sim" etc. I know those type of words are not in Spanish (from what I've seen) so don't worry about it. My father said to me that the hardest part of Portuguese for people to learn with pronunciation is the nasal vowels

December 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLdawg

I would say he's right but that's also what makes me like the language so much. I love the sound of the português. Muito obrigado for the help, i actually just watched a portuguespod101 and a girl on there said "sim" really slow and think i got it now. Seeng is the best way to describe it w/ a really soft, almost non-exitent "ng"

December 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

Glad I could help. I am also happy you are enjoying Portuguese.

December 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emegele

It sounds more like "sin" than "seem" in my opinion

December 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheLdawg

I was thinking "seen" but said quickly sounds like "sin". One small word, so much uncertainty haha.

December 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonasHT

sim (see'in)

December 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/petee0518

It's like "seem" but you don't close your mouth, so the "m" sound is incomplete. It tends to come out sounding a bit more like "seen" but not quite.

December 17, 2014
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