Brazilian Alphabet

Brazilian Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Brazilian Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Brazilian grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Brazilian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Brazilian Alphabet

Learning the Brazilian alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Brazilian language.

Below is a table showing the Brazilian alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

Brazilian AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example

Aa

/a/, /ɐ/pronounced like 'a' in father

Bb

/b/sounds like boy

Cc

/k/; /s/sounds like cow

CH ch

shsounds like sh in shoe

Dd

/d/ ~ [dʒ]sounds like dog

Ee

/e/, /ɛ/, /i/,sounds like seven,

Ff

/f/sounds like frog

Gg

/ɡ/; /ʒ/sounds like go, or zh

Hh

silentsilent letter

Ii

/i/sounds like ee in street

Jj

/ʒ/sounds like zh sound

Kk

ksounds like kit

Ll

/l/ [u̯]sounds like long

Mm

/m/sounds like monkey

Nn

/n/sounds like nose

Oo

/o/, /ɔ/, /u/sounds like open

Pp

/p/sounds like pan

Qq

/k/sounds like k sound in kit

Rr

/ɾ/, /ʁ/sounds like h sound in hot

Ss

/s/sounds like sing

Tt

/t/ ~ [tʃ]sounds like time

Uu

/u/sounds like ou sound in you

Vv

/v/sounds like violin,

Ww

wsounds like wallet,

Xx

/ʃ/, /ks/; /z/, /s/, /ʒ/sounds like exit,

Yy

ysounds like yellow

Zz

/z/; /s/, /ʒ/, /ʃ/sounds like zebra

ç

/s/sounds like sing

Brazilian Pronunciation

You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:

Brazilian Pronunciation
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The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in Brazilian, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Portuguese alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our Brazilian lessons here: Learn Brazilian. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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