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kantos  ·  225 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 10, 2019

No offense taken at all.

I'll take a gander at Ana. A teacher's attitude really does make the difference - goes for any subject.

Regional dialects/accents can be fun to hear.

Semi-related, my current roommates are from Brazil. Their Portuguese sounds nothing like a Spanish relative to me half the time. Their cousin who came over could have fooled me otherwise.

¬°Buena suerte!

johnnyFive  ·  225 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Portuguese is funny that way. I can barely understand anything when I hear Portuguese spoken, but then reading it and it's surprisingly comprehensible.

kantos  ·  225 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Exactly! It has to be the way they enunciate, though I'm curious about how the regional accents stack up against eachother. My roommates joke a bit how some accents are incomprehensible to them.

applewood  ·  225 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've known a few people from Brazil through my life. One guy in particular, a man with swagger, used to brag the Brazilian Portuguese had the manliness of Spanish and the flowery romance of French. I've always loved that description.

kantos  ·  225 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Totally borrowing this in conversation.