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Jack Feka

It a real coincidence that I have just started dabbling in Portuguese while I continue in my quest to learn Mandarin. Because I already know Spanish, one of the things I’m noticing is the differences in pronunciation and inflection, as well as the similarities.

In a way I’m using my dabbling in Portuguese as a way to take a bit of a break from the challenges I face in Mandarin when I get very intensely into it (I’m often doing more than an hour every day) and in contrast I’ve found that my initial ventures into Portuguese seems a lot easier because of the similarities and I can almost feel my brain resting and regenerating itself while I’m still learning something new. This may change as I get deeper into it, but it is something that might be worth noting.

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