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Intonation- Is it correct?

Is the intonation (questions) in Duolingo audio recordings correct? If it isn't, how would it be like?

October 2, 2013

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

well, there are still some bugs on pronunciation, especially on the slow mode.As for the accent, it seems like someone from São Paulo (my accent by the way).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/akshay9999

So....Some questions seem correct too? I feel that the questions on Duolingo are a bit plain in terms on the intonation. And, is the question-intonation different in Portuguese as compared to English?

Thanks for your reply, Paul! I see your helpful answers everywhere in Duolingo. :)


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

in Portuguese the question intonation goes up at the end of the sentence, like yes/no questions in English. (are you american?). So use a high pitch intonation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/akshay9999

In every type of question?


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

yes, we have just one type of intonation for questions. so, in every type of question use a high pitch at the end ;)

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