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 16: Placement of Indirect Pronouns, Greeting Friends
In this lesson, Michelle claims that most people give women one kiss on the cheek when greeting and when saying goodbye. Valdo thinks that it is more common to give two kisses, one on each cheek. And there are even places where a third kiss is given. How difficult can it get? As to grammar, years ago Orlando was once caught saying, in Spanish, María quiere me ayudar. To his surprise he found out that Spanish speakers are not supposed to put the indirect pronoun 'me' between the verbs. So, for you who are learning Portuguese, you get to learn the opposite: in Portuguese the pronoun goes between the auxiliary and main verb. There is no problem in saying, Maria quer me ajudar.
Download (right-click): tafalado_gra_16.mp3 (MP3, 12:33, 8.82 MB)