correct pronounciation Como está

David-S297 April 29, 2014, 2:05 pm
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
correct pronounciation Como está
Tereza-P May 1, 2014, 9:11 am
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!
correct pronounciation Como está
Tereza-P May 1, 2014, 9:12 am
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!
correct pronounciation Como está
David-S297 May 1, 2014, 2:57 pm
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.
correct pronounciation Como está
Tereza-P May 8, 2014, 5:24 am
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.
correct pronounciation Como está
Rocket-Languages May 8, 2014, 11:27 pm
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!
correct pronounciation Como está

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