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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #135 on: June 26, 2019, 09:40:57 PM »
You should talk to some Southerners. Men sounds normal enough, most of the time, but we tend to add a 'y' and an extra 'a' to man. It becomes... mayan...

Just like in the movies... :tellmemore:

Honestly, most depictions of Southerners in film get it very, very wrong. There's a tendency in Hollywood to give leading characters deeper voices than you find in the wild, so to speak. Most southern accents are fairly highly pitched.

Some hill folk have a low and slow way of speaking, as a group, but down in the flats you find people who speak in the upper registers. I can usually peg people by their state and in Virginia I can usually get the region, if not the county.

Robert Deniro, George Clooney, and Nicholas Cage were absolutely AWFUL at southern accents. Comically bad to someone who knows what to listen for.

Heh, Nicholas Cage is an A-lister, triple A to be exact: Absolutely Awful Actor. It wouldn't surprise anyone he couldn't get it right.
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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #136 on: June 27, 2019, 04:35:02 AM »
The only movie I liked Nicholas Cage in was Peggy Sue Got Married.
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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #137 on: June 29, 2019, 05:46:01 PM »
The only movie I liked Nicholas Cage in was Peggy Sue Got Married.

Never watched that one. :notsure:
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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #138 on: June 29, 2019, 07:14:05 PM »
I'm starting to nail down the adjectives. They go with the gender of the noun, correct?
 

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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #139 on: June 29, 2019, 09:35:20 PM »
I'm starting to nail down the adjectives. They go with the gender of the noun, correct?

Correct.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #140 on: July 12, 2019, 02:29:23 AM »
Possessives are very troubling for me. Tua teu sua seu. I can't keep them straight. I wind up guessing my way through the excersises and not really picking up the patterns.
 

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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #141 on: July 13, 2019, 12:45:46 AM »
Possessives are very troubling for me. Tua teu sua seu. I can't keep them straight. I wind up guessing my way through the excersises and not really picking up the patterns.

Which possessive you use depends on the noun gender.

Tua and teu are not very frequently used in most of Brazil (more common in European Portuguese) and when it is used, it's more informal. Instead, the alternate version (see below) is more commonly found.

Sua and seu mean the exact same thing as tua and teu. They mean your/yours.

There is also meu and minha (my/mine).

When the noun is masculine, people use seu ou meu, depending on what they want to say.

When feminine, it's sua or minha.

For instance:

Eu e meu amigo. (o amigo) -- Me and my (male) friend.

Você e sua amiga. (a amiga) -- You and your (female) friend.

Este copo é meu. (o copo) -- This cup is mine.

Esta é a minha caneta. (a caneta) -- That is my pen.

Sometimes the noun gender isn't so clear, however. For example: meu bilhete (my ticket). Seu bilhete (your ticket). O bilhete.

The possessive can also be singular or plural. Seus, suas, meus and minhas are all plural when the noun is too.

Meus amigos. Minhas amigas. Suas canetas. Seus copos.


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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #142 on: July 13, 2019, 08:51:27 PM »
Thank you again Fernanda. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me with this!
 

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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #143 on: July 14, 2019, 01:35:48 PM »
Thank you again Fernanda. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me with this!

No problem! It's interesting to see your progress. :grin:
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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #144 on: July 14, 2019, 11:09:45 PM »
I think I've got it now. Duolingo should really have a short explanation at the beginning of each lesson. Maybe they could hire you for it. ;)
 

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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #145 on: July 14, 2019, 11:19:26 PM »
Maybe they could hire you for it. ;)

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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #146 on: July 29, 2019, 12:19:35 AM »
Could you recommend some Portuguese language newscasts or podcasts? Hearing the language spoken in a natural way might help.
 

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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #147 on: July 29, 2019, 02:43:04 AM »
Could you recommend some Portuguese language newscasts or podcasts? Hearing the language spoken in a natural way might help.

Sure! I generally only listen to podcasts in English so I don't know of that many in Portuguese but here's one that my supervisor does, called Fronteiras da Ciência (Frontiers of Science):

http://www.ufrgs.br/frontdaciencia/

However, IMO just hearing the spoken language without seeing any nonverbal communication might make it more difficult to understand. Give it a try and tell me what you think.  ;) 

There is, of course, Youtube. What sort of things do you like to watch?
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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #148 on: July 29, 2019, 02:58:18 AM »
I watch ALL SORTS of weird stuff. Everything from an explanation of Mike Tyson's peek-a-boo style to stories about a researcher who lived with a male dolphin and used sex to aid in communication... YouTube was weird today!

Generally it's nature and diy projects. Owls being rescued from fishing line and refinishing pianos. Normal stuff.
 

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Re: Discussão em português
« Reply #149 on: July 29, 2019, 03:01:29 AM »
I watch ALL SORTS of weird stuff. Everything from an explanation of Mike Tyson's peek-a-boo style to stories about a researcher who lived with a male dolphin and used sex to aid in communication... YouTube was weird today!

:lol: Ok, so you've been to that part of Youtube! Sometimes I find myself there as well.  ::)

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Generally it's nature and diy projects. Owls being rescued from fishing line and refinishing pianos. Normal stuff.

I'll see if I can find something both interesting and that is spoken clearly. :smilenod:
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