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How can you tell when "vo" refers to grandmother or grandfather? It didn't seem to be apparent in the sentence translations- I didn't see any clues in the forms of the other words.

December 17, 2012

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In their written form, you have to pay attention to the accents: "vô" refers to grandfather and "vó" to grandmother.

Pronunciation-wise, the "ô" in "vô" is pronounced the same way as the first "o" in "ovo" (egg) while the "ó" in "vó" is pronounced the same way as the first "o" in "óculos" (glasses).

December 17, 2012

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Thank you. I didn't notice the difference in the accents until you pointed it out.

December 18, 2012

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Obrigada. Thanks for including the tips on pronunciation

December 29, 2012

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Just "vo" do not exist.

Vô = grandfather Vó = grandmother

December 18, 2012
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