Vocálico

Ai [a:ɪ]
When those vowels comes together, mostly they are pronounced in one syllable without splitting it
Por exemplo
(bai-xo ['ba:ɪ.ʃʊ]).
Down
But if they’re followed by letter R, so we split them, and the word into 2 syllables.
Por exemplo
(sa-ir [sa'ir]).
To go out
(pai-ra ['pa:ɪ.ɾɐ]).
Hovers

Aí [a'i]

So when vowel í comes accentuated, with letter A, so we split the accentuated letter Í, and it’d be a syllable, so we pronounce it stressed (Tônica)
Por exemplo
(sa-í-da [sa'i.dɐ]).
Exit
Au [a:ʊ]
When they come together, so they always are pronounced in one syllable without splitting it
Por exemplo
(frau-de ['fɾa:ʊ.ʤɪ]).
Fraud

Aú [a'u]

So when vowel Ú comes accentuated, with letter A, so we split the accentuated letter Ú, and it’d be a separated syllable, so we pronounce it stressed (Tônica)
Por exemplo
(sa-ú-de [sa'u.ʤɪ]).
Health

Ãi [ɐ̃:ɪ]

So when vowel à comes with a tilde accent, with letter I, so the vocalic is nasal pronounced, and they always be in only one syllable
Por exemplo
(cãi-bra ['kɐ̃:ɪ.bɾɐ]).
Cramp

ãe [ɐ̃:ɪ]

Same thing in this vocalic also, it’s a nasal pronounced, and they always be in only one syllable
Por exemplo
(mãe [mɐ̃:ɪ]).
Mother

Ão [ɐ̃:ʊ]

Same thing in this vocalic also, it’s a nasal pronounced, and they always be in only one syllable
Por exemplo
(pão [pɐ̃:ʊ]).
Bread

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