The Trickiest Accent Posted by Rachel on May 8, 2009 in Learning
Today’s interactive feature has to do with accents. The question is: which is the most difficult accent to understand in Portuguese? This includes the different regions of Brazil, as well as Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa like Angola and Mozambique.
After learning Brazilian Portuguese, I find Portuguese accents (from Portugal) exceedingly difficult to understand. In fact, Brazilian TV shows sometimes use subtitles when a Portuguese person speaks. In Brazil, Northeastern accents can sometimes be tricky for me, like from Pernambuco, where they don’t use the chee and gee sounds they use in the South (i.e. leite = ley-chee in Rio, ley-tee in Recife).
What about you?