Help us with our next podcast episode! 😇

Olá a todos! Hope your new year is off to a great start, and thanks for all of your ongoing contributions to keep this forum rockin’ :slight_smile:

We’re going to try something new on our next podcast episode…

Podcast listeners find it useful when Rui corrects my pronunciation, so we thought we’d let others get in on the fun too! Here’s your mission:

  1. Choose a sentence or two from the transcript of this Shorty: https://www.practiceportuguese.com/shorties/um-encontro/

  2. Record yourself* saying the sentence(s) and send it to us! (Possible methods: Send an audio message directly to our FB page, record a voice memo on your phone and email it to help@practiceportuguese.com, or post the audio in this thread if you don’t mind it being public… whatever method is easiest for you!)

  3. Let us know what country you’re from AND whether we can thank-you by name or keep you anonymous).

  • Don’t be shy – if you stumble, then just swear a little and keep recording until you’re happy with it. We’ll choose the best attempt. The more imperfect your pronunciation, the more we can all learn from it!

Thanks in advance for your help! :slight_smile:

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No willing volunteers yet?

Have fun dissecting this one guys!

I have to admit, I practised a few times before recording!!! :innocent::rofl:

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Awesome, thanks Jeremy, sounds great and perfectly understandable! Appreciate the bravery :slight_smile: We’ve got a few who have sent us recordings in private messages, and hopefully we’ll receive a few more before recording during the week. Should be fun!

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I tried to upload a file but I got this error message:
“Sorry, new users can not upload attachments.”

So here is a link to my recording:
Encontro - recording

Country of origin: Poland; native language: Polish (living in the UK now)

Tomasz Palka

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Thanks for the submissions! We have plenty of recordings, so Rui and Joel are heading in to record the podcast now. Check back soon to see if you hear yourself on the next episode!

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Thanks again for sending these in! We had lots of fun recording it and are working hard to get it posted in the next few days. Apologies in advance, Tomasz, for likely butchering your name pronunciation :sweat_smile:

No problem at all, no matter how you pronounced it will be fine :slight_smile:

How to pronounce the name Tomasz

How to pronounce the surname Pałka

BTW: forvo.com looks like a useful resource for language learners.

And, for something more challenging (and funny): Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz, born in Chrząszczyżewoszyce, district Łękołody - you can watch with subtitles