How to pronounce the R in Portuguese. O Rio tem vistas maravilhosas.

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Today in our Dica do Dia we are going to learn how to pronounce the R in Portuguese.

Our friend Moisés is going to help us here, check this out:

How to pronounce the R in Portuguese

Examples with R in the beginning

Rio de Janeiro
Rato
Rádio
Rei
Rio
Roupa
Rua
Rio de Janeiro
Rat
Radio
King
River
Clothe
Street

You can see that he speaks like ‘Rá’, such as in Rio de Janeiro. So, I am going to pass to the next example that we have: It’s when the R is among vowels.

Examples with R among vowels

Cara
Vera
Maria
Aéreo
Muro
Areia
Morar
Dude
Vera
Maria
Aerial
Wall
Sand
To live

Well, one more example, that R is going to be one more consonant.

Examples with R with consonants

Carta
Carga
Porta
Curto
Circo
Certo
Perto
Letters
Load
Door
Short
Circus
Correct
Near

Well, it can vary between the way of speaking of any other Brazilian or carioca. So, one more example, that it is going to be when we have double R, in the same word. It never happens in the beginning of the words, it’s always in the middle or in the end. It’s always the middle syllable or the final syllable.

Examples with RR

Cachorro
Carro
Morro
Horror
Irritar
Empurrar
Arrastar
Dog
Car
Mountain
Horror
Irritate
Push
Drag

So we saw here, it doesn’t exist a word that starts with double R. It is impossible in our language. One more example here, that is the final R.

Examples with R in the end

Mar
Lar
Lugar
Amor
Cor
Sabor
Calor
Sea
Home
Place
Love
Color
Flavour
Heat

Now it’s your turn!

Number the words according to their correct pronunciation

(3) Certo
(  ) Calor
(  ) Areia
(  ) Amarrar
(  ) Rural
(  ) Roberto
(  ) Salvador
(  ) Surreal
(  ) Respeito
(  ) Raiz

So, we had here, some ideas of how to pronounce the R in Portuguese. So we finish here one more of our Dicas. If you have more doubts, you can send us a tweet to our Twitter account or subscribe at A Dica do Dia.

Bye, bye!
Hugs from Rio de Janeiro!

           
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