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As tardes and às tardes?

How do the Brazilians notice the difference about the pronunciation?

November 5, 2012

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

There is no difference in pronunciation. You must discover it in the context. If the related verb demands "a" (like "assistir a") and the following noun is feminine, then it has the accent.

November 5, 2012

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

(In Portugal, they are pronounced differently.)

December 3, 2012

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

In portugal we have a different sound for "AS"... it sounds similar to the "ush" in the word "Usher"

June 23, 2013

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

"as tardes" means "the afternoons" and "às tardes" means "on the afternoons". There is no difference in pronunciation.

March 13, 2013

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

Wouldn't "on the afternoons" be "nas tardes"?

July 23, 2013

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

depends on the context, but it's possible ("nas tardes de domingo").

July 23, 2013
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