Hi! I am trying to learn Portuguese and have a few concerns about the pronounciation of certain things. I speak Spanish and English, so a lot of Portuguese seems easy to learn, but the pronounciation is what is hard, but it is also my favorite part of the langauge! I love how Portuguese sounds! But I have a few questions. First, if I pronounce the "di" and end "de" sounds like a "gee" sound in English (like in sponGY), will I be understood where that sound is not made? Also, same questions with the "ti" and end "te". How does a final m or n affect the pronouciation of vowels? Is this similar to French, the nasal sounds there? Because I also know a bit of French, so any comparison could help. Finally, my really important questions, is R really pronounced as an English H? Well, at the beginning of words? How about at the end of words? Every verb (besides the verb for "to put" and its derivitives) ends in a R, so does that mean the ending of verbs are never pronounced as an R and only as an H? When do you pronounce the R as an English R? Thanks so much!!!