Pronúncia do inglês para falantes de português

Cinco dicas de pronúncia para falantes de português que querem se livrar do sotaque brasileiro.

Accent Reduction for Brazilian Portuguese Speakers

5 English pronunciation tips for Brazilian Portuguese speakers who want to improve their English accent

 

1) Don’t add extra vowels

  • study – not estudy
  • speak – not espeak
  • straight – not estraight
  • sleep – not esleep
  • snow – not esnow
  • smell – not esmell

 

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2) We don’t stress small grammatical words

  • When speaking, don’t place emphasis on words like:
  • to, from, are, is, do, a, the

3) /ʧ/ and /ʃ/

  • /ʧ/ has an explosive start. There is a /t/ sound at the beginning.
  • /ʃ/ has no explosive start.
  • chairshare
  • chop – shop
  • cheese – she’s

4) R

  • R is made with the tip of the tongue curling back in the mouth. We don’t touch the top of our mouths when pronouncing a R sound in English.
  • We only pronounce a R sound when there is a vowel sound after it: Really, Tree, Carry
  • We don’t pronounce a R sound when there is no vowel sound after it: Car, Learn, Here

5) Vowels before M and N

  • When there is a vowel before M or N, check that the nose doesn’t vibrate a lot during the vowel sound.
  • Check that you pronounce the M or N clearly.
  • M – ham, some, dream, seem
  • N – send, when, fun, run

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