Welcome to Tá Falado!
Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation for Speakers of Spanish
Thanks for finding us. Our podcasts are designed to help those who are learning Portuguese, especially if you have a previous background in Spanish. First, you find 24 pronunciation podcasts that are built around dialogs illustrating specific sound differences. You can also download pdf transcripts and participate in a discussion blog for clarification of questions.
Next, there are 20 grammar podcasts that focus on grammatical differences between Spanish and Portuguese. All of the lessons are also built around some cultural aspect that makes Brazil so awesome.
Finally, there are a two additional supplemental lessons that review the vowel and consonant sounds of Portuguese.
Our team is lead by Prof. Orlando R. Kelm, who hosts the podcast lessons. He is joined by Valdo Oliveira (from Feira de Santana, Bahia) and Michelle Schreiner Lima (from Limeira, São Paulo). They perform the dialogs and add the expert comments to the podcast. Our team is rounded out by José Luis Montiel (from Maracaibo, Venezuela) and he adds the Spanish language voice for comparison with the Portuguese.
Try it out, and join our Brazilpod community. There are no registration fees or restrictions, just great chances to learn more Portuguese.
Random Podcast Example:
Lesson 10: Pronunciation of Palatalization, Cell Phones and Driving
One of the great differences between Spanish and Portuguese is seen in how Brazilians pronounce words that are spelled with "ti," which sounds more like "chee" and how words spelled with "di" sound more like "jee." The fancy word for this is palatalization. But look out, not all Brazilian dialects do it. So, in this lesson we listen to Valdo and Michelle, who both do it. In the next lesson we'll repeat the same dialog to hear what these words sound like without palatalization. As to the culture part of this lesson, Valdo and Michelle talk about the use of cellular phones while driving.
Download (right-click): tafalado_10.mp3 (MP3, 13:47, 9.70 MB)