Portuguese phonetics

There are 12 letters in Portuguese language, its pronunciation is different within the word


N

The letters

Phonemic
values

Exemplos

Examples

Capital

Small

1

A

a

A

ɐ

Falar

Aquele

To speak

That

2

C

c

k

s

Casa

Ciente

House

Aware

3

E

e

E

ɐ

I

Eu

Bebe

Come

I

To drink

You eat

4

G

g

G

ʒ (j)

Gato

Generoso

Cat

Generous

5

H

h

natively silent

Y

Hoje

Trabalho

Today

Work

6

L

l

L

u̯ (w)

Leite

Brasil

Milk

Brazil

7

M

m

M

U (w)

N

Mesquita

Moram

Tempo

Mosque

Live

Time Weather

8

O

o

O

ɔ un finished O

U

Oi

garoto

Hi

Powder

Boy

9

R

r

ʁ (H)

ɾ (R)

Rato

Esperar

Rat

To wait

10

S

s

S

Z

Nós

trânsito

We

Traffic

11

X

x

CH

Z

(Ks) when it comes by the end of the word or between 2 vowels

S followed by a consonant

Xícara

Exatamente

Tórax

Taxi

Excelente

Cup

Exactly

Chest

Taxi

Excellent

12

Z

z

z

(S ) when it comes by the end of the word

Organziar

Xadrez

Organize

Chess



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