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:
Grammar Lesson 6: The Verb 'Ficar', Studying in Cafés
In this lesson Orlando dreams about being able to use the verb ficar when he is talking in Spanish. Ah, if they just had that verb in Spanish, it would make things a lot easier. Of course, for you Spanish speakers, you now have a chance to add ficar to your Portuguese. Whether it means to become, to be, to stay, to remain, to keep on, or any of the other meanings, you are sure to love this fantastic verb. And whoever said that verbs weren't fun? One caution, however, don't study your verbs in a café, at least not in Brazil. Michelle and Valdo have a hard time getting used to the idea of studying in a café.
Download (right-click): tafalado_gra_06.mp3 (MP3, 11:11, 7.87 MB)