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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 18:28

Portuguese I speak about BREAKING BAD(24/06/2016)

@Portuguese speakers: please let me know what you think about my accent, intonation pronunciation and accuracy. Your criticisms are always appreciated! Talking about how great Breaking Bad is, is something I love doing in English, so for me, it is important that I can do it in Spanish too ;)

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I learn : English (Beginner)
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I will help you my friend. In Portuguese , we have some difficult things . The accentuation of words is very complicated , some syllables become villains for people who speak other languages ​​. I wrote the text you spoke in Portuguese so I try to read and explain to you as best I can. Come on...

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Thank you so much Sculcrun, I really appreciate all the effort you have gone to in order to help me improve at Portuguese. For me, Portuguese is very complicated but it is a wonderful language and I am determined to speak it better. I will listen carefully to your reading of the text, in addition to studying how you have written it.

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PS: I would love to help you with your English, so please do add an audio if you get time. I can already see (from your excellent written English) that you are an advanced learner and are fluent ;)

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Your text:

"Minha seria de televisão favorita é Breaking Bad, na minha opinião, é uma serie maravilhosa. O protagonista da serie chama-se Walter White, no inicio é simplesmente um professor de química, é um homem honesto, que é trabalhador, é o tipo de pessoa que nunca faz coisas memorais, contudo quando ele é diagnosticado com câncer tipo mal, sua personalidade começa a mudar seus valores morais. Ele sabe que vai morrer, e por isso ele tem vontade de dar uma quantidade muito grande de dinheiro para sua família, para que possam ter uma boa vida depois da sua morte. Então, por isso ele começa a vender drogas e fazer a droga metanfetamina, interagir com as pessoas do submundo criminoso, as quais são mais e mais perigosas. Exatamente por isso que eu gosto tanto de Breaking Bad, que como um professor acadêmico com valores tradicionais, pode se tornar uma pessoa que comete crimes tão brutais em um curto período de tempo. A evolução de seu personagem é fascinante e por isso minha recomendação principal."

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é uma serie maravilhosa - Yes, the fact that Portuguese (like Spanish and French) has masculine and feminine words really does confuse me. It shows that I need to spend much more time studying the language!

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"simplesmente um professor de química": Yes, here is another problem I am having in Portuguese. I am not sure when to use "de" or "da". I can see that "química" is feminine so I presumed this meant that I was ok to use "da química ". But obviously I am wrong and need to study this.

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"de dar uma quantidade muito grande de dinheiro para sua família" Ah, yes, now I see that "to give something to someone" in Portuguese is "dar xxxx para alguém" and not "dar xxxx a alguém ". I have taken note of this, thanks

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interagir com as pessoas do submundo criminoso, as quais são mais e mais perigosas. Now I see that another thing I need to study in Portuguese is the use of relative pronouns. A lot of work for me to do hehe

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In portuguese do you need to pay attention with the subject, because he says when do you use "do" or "da". For exemple: "O professor de química". "O professor" is the subject and he is a man. "quimica" is a feminine word, but in this sentence do you reference "O professor", and as it is the subject, do you have to use the masculine pronoun. Did you understand?

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Ah yes, that was very well explained :-) So it all depends on whether the subject is masculine or feminine. For example, "Ela e a escritora da minha vida" or "Ele e um escritor de ficção". I just have to pay extra attention here ;)

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Perfect. Did you Understand!

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We have a thing too in portuguese, in case, "de" when the subject references something. For exemplo, "Professor DE química", do you use "de" because the teacher teach quimica.

Exemples:
Professor de química
Professora de Matemática
Livro de história
Mesa de jantar
Férias de campo.

In this exemples, we have things related with another thing. So The book is of math The table is of dinner. Did you unterstand?

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Yes again, I understand this much better now. It is going to be difficult for me to remember for each new word I come across in Portuguese, (deciding whether it is masculine or feminine) but I am sure I will improve with practice!

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This is my instruction . If you do not understand something I tried to explain , please, reply.

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Excellent, so now I need to practice the "acento agudo" é and pay attention when I see it written to how it is pronounced. My plan is to listen carefully to your reading over the next few days and then try and imitate you, so I can make further improvements! I need to read more about the "silaba tonica" too as I had no idea about it before you told me! I think this website will be a good starting point! http://www.colegioweb.com.br/portugues/o-que-e-silaba-tonica.html

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Yes. This website is nice. Have much content to study. The Portuguese is a hard language because have much rules. But, with help you can learn easy. I will send for you, more tips for your pratice. And i will go along your progress. :)

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That sounds like an excellent idea! Glad to hear you like the concept of Lingora too.

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I try again to improve at the "acento agudo" é

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Perfect! your pronunciation is better!

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I also have learned (from listening to you) that with the word "homem" I do not need to pronounce all of the letters.

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Yes, the Letter "H" in portuguese are just one more letter, because it doesn't have no sound.

Examples:
Haveria
Homem
Harmonia
Haverá
Henrique
Horas

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When you said "o tipo de pessoa que nunca faz coisas", you pronounced the word "faz" as if it was written "fais". This is going to be tough for me to remember hehe. But in English there are plenty of words that are not pronounced the way they are spelt

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Yes, but it is my accent, the correct way to say is "faz". haha i'm sorry for this.

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With the word "quantidade" I see I was getting the pronunciation mixed up with Spanish, (particularly the beginning of the word) when it is actually more similar to theway we say it in English - quantity.

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Yes, quantidade is more similar to the way that say it in english.

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This is the same with the word "drogas".

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Perfect.

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make the reading again, with the tips, for we can see your progress.

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Excellent, I am planning to do this tomorrow ;)

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I have another go at the recording, following all your great feedback:

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Some more observations: "pode se tornar", "ter" : the "r" is like the way people in the USA pronounce it "r". Us British people pronounce it differently. So at the same time as learning portuguese, I can try and develop an American accent haha!

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http://hackingportuguese.com/pronunciation/portuguese-r-the-long-version/ : R sounds are fascinating to me not just because they are so diverse, but because they are one of the strongest markers of regional dialect, native vs non-native accent, and social class within any single language (consider a posh Queen’s English “yahd” vs. a nasal midwestern American “yard” vs. a rolling Scottish “yarrrd”).

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Further explanation

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Yes, the variation of pronunciation of the letter "r" is so big, in all the states of Brazil, we have a different form of to speak. The variation linguistic of portuguese is so big that ourselves make confused

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I am still having real problems with the nasal sounds in Portuguese, when it comes to pronouncing words like "recomendação " and "evolução". I find it impossible to do well at the moment, but hopefully this will change with practice.

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small explication. "Explicação"

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With the word "submundo criminoso" I notice you pronounced it as if there was an extra "e", like "subemundo criminoso". Is this word an exception? Or are all words in portuguese that begin with "sub" prnounced as if they have an extra "e"?

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This is a case of my accent. But, the my pronunciation is this because the letter "b" in portuguese reads like "be", because this i said "subemundo".

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Finally, with the word "personalidade" are both ways correct?

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The word "personalidade" is writing this way and not "personalidadi", but because of the language variation of portuguese, exist people who say "personalidade" and people who say "personalidadi". But the correct form is "personalidade"

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fast way to talk

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We continue with the Elingo, but we use this form to expedite the answers

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Yes, that would also be good idea. It is important to record learning on Lingora, so other English speakers wanting to learn Portuguese can get tips too. My number is: +44 7400 583268

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Also, you should definitely have a go at doing the challenge in English. You have helped me a lot with my Portuguese so I would be delighted to help you in return ;-)

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yes, i will record my chaallenge tomorrow or today in my lunch time.
Thx :)

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Great! Looking forward to it :)

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