Imagine you are at a bakery in Brazil. You know that the word for bread is pão but when you order it, it sounds like pau, which means a wooden stick (and something else, but I'll leave that up to your imagination... Let's just say it's a bit rude!) 😜. The person behind the counter looks at you funny, but they eventually realize that you're after pão, not pau! A lot of students find words with ÃO quite hard to pronounce because there is no equivalent in English. I've heard many stories from learners of Brazilian Portuguese very similar to the one I described above! The same can happen with the letter R, which has two main ways to Pronounce - if you mispronounce the word for 'car' (carro), it will sound like 'expensive' (caro).
I designed this course to show you ways to hack some of the most difficult sounds in Brazilian Portuguese.