If you're trying to learn the Portuguese Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Portuguese 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 Portuguese. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!
Learning the Portuguese 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 Portuguese language.
Below is a table showing the Portuguese alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.
|Portuguese Alphabet||English Sound||Pronunciation Example|
|/a/, /ɐ/||pronounced like 'a' in father|
|/b/||sounds like boy|
|/k/; /s/||sounds like cow|
|sh||sounds like sh in shoe|
|/d/ ~ [dʒ]||sounds like dog|
|/e/, /ɛ/, /i/,||sounds like seven,|
|/f/||sounds like frog|
|/ɡ/; /ʒ/||sounds like go, or zh|
|/i/||sounds like ee in street|
|/ʒ/||sounds like zh sound|
|k||sounds like kit|
|/l/ [u̯]||sounds like long|
|/m/||sounds like monkey|
|/n/||sounds like nose|
|/o/, /ɔ/, /u/||sounds like open|
|/p/||sounds like pan|
|/k/||sounds like k sound in kit|
|/ɾ/, /ʁ/||sounds like h sound in hot|
|/s/||sounds like sing|
|/t/ ~ [tʃ]||sounds like time|
|/u/||sounds like ou sound in you|
|/v/||sounds like violin,|
|w||sounds like wallet,|
|/ʃ/, /ks/; /z/, /s/, /ʒ/||sounds like exit,|
|y||sounds like yellow|
|/z/; /s/, /ʒ/, /ʃ/||sounds like zebra|
|/s/||sounds like sing|
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:
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