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    stressing "o"s

    hi, i'm a newbie in the forum and in the Russian. My question is:

    I'm Turkish, and in my language, i say "o" letter as usual ( like "orange" or "hole"). But i realized that in Russian, you pronounce the letter "o" as "a" (пока) , and sometimes you pronounce like "o" (добро)

    i heard that its about stressing, but how can i know when i will stress which letter? like i said before, i always say it like "office" as though it is in french.

    i'll be glad if you can help me

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    Старший оракул
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    You just have to learn where the accent falls in a word when you learn it.

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    Подающий надежды оратор
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    A book that I have tells me that if you don't know the stressed syllable in a word that has an 'o' in it, just pronounce it as it would be without stress, and you won't be misunderstood.

    I don't know how true that is, but...yeah...
    "Everyone is born left-handed. You turn right-handed when you commit your first sin."
    -a sign on Norman Schwarzkopf's desk

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    thanx, as i learned, sometimes it's important because the meaning might be changed. i think i should know where the accent falls as you said before.
    thank you so much for your help

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