Category Archives: Pronunciation

Caetano Veloso can’t stand the “cavernous, supersalivated” American R

Caetano, who always has a way with words, reminds us why it’s a good idea to practice the voiceless Brazilian R sounds: “The fricative consonant allows the R’s, unlike the P’s, for instance, to be prolonged indefinitely. But whether in … Continue reading

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Hacking Portuguese: now with better pronunciation

Hacking Portuguese now has a brand new section dedicated to Portuguese pronunciation — you’ll find it up top on the menu. The page on Portuguese for Spanish Speakers already had a huge amount of information on pronunciation, but it was getting … Continue reading

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