November 9, 2006
Lesson 3: Pronunciation of /é/ and /ê/, Public Health and Health Insurance
Welcome to one of the great challenges of Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation. Sometimes "e" sounds similar to the English sound in words like "get, met, set." Other times, Brazilian "e" sounds like the Spanish "e" in words like "bebe, vive, lleve." Valdo and Michelle help us out. Culturally, they also help us understand how different it is for Brazilians to have to worry about personal health insurance.
Download (right-click): tafalado_03.mp3 (MP3, 8:45, 6.15 MB)