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correct pronounciation Como está

David-S297

I am on my first lesson and already have a question. When "Como está" is pronounced what I hear is: (phonetically in english): Comb Shta Should I actually be saying an O sound after Comb and do I need to have quick eh sound before Shta? When I say it after the male speaker I can imitate it perfectly but sometimes I swear I hear him pronouncing the O a bit. Thanks for any clarification. -David

Tereza-P

Hi David, Nice question :) You should pronouncing the o after and must have the eh sound before. Phonetically in English : Komo ehsta. Hope this helps!

Tereza-P

Hi David, Nice question You should pronouncing the o after and must have the eh sound before. Phonetically in English : Komo ehsta. Hope this helps!

David-S297

Yes. When I hear Paulo speak it is confusing me a bit. I think it is his accent. When you speak I hear each word. With him - they blend. It has taken me a while this first lesson. I feel like I am going really slow but I am trying to master what is being taught- so I am listening/practicing many many times. It would be really nice if each word in my vocabulary had an English Phonetic spelling. That would save me a lot of guesswork.

Tereza-P

Hi Dave, Thanks and you are right, his accent is from Rio de Janeiro and my is from Brasilia :) The English Phonetic spelling is a great idea! I will see if we can do that. Thanks again! Tereza.

Rocket-Languages

Hi David, Thanks for signing up for the course, and for your feedback. I hope you are enjoying your lessons so far. The great thing about My Vocab is that it allows you to add the translation yourself as well as add notes. I recommend adding your own phonetic spelling to the Notes section. All the best!

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