Why would I not be able to translate the sentence to "Only a minute"?
that should be accepted!
Is there any significant difference between "somente" and "só" ?
Not really. Só also means "alone". People prefer to use só because it is shorter =)
"only a minute" is accepted
is there a difference in pronunciation between so in this sentence and sou when you say eu sou....?
Só has an open 'o', halfway between 'ah' and 'oh', or the first part of 'awe' before the mouth starts closing. 'Sou' has a closed 'o' going to a 'u', so it sounds more like the 'oa' in 'boat'.
Boa pergunta,I LOST one heart because I thought sou..... :(
Use the forvo website and see if you note a difference.