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    "Acrobata"

    "Acrobata" is a portuguese word. How would english-speakers pronounce it, and which syllable would you emphasize? I'm not looking for the way you should say it, just how you instinctively would say it.

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    Re: "Acrobata"

    No difference (between what is expected and what is correct): "acro`bata". The English is stressed on the first syllable, but even an English speaker would stress the middle syllable of the 3 syllabled version. English people mispronounce foreign words ending in '-a' that aren't stressed that way; this one is, so English speakers would get it right (even by accident )

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