Portuguese Pronunciation

Portuguese Pronunciation

Alphabet Mex Description Portuguese Word Example in english.
a   ah Nasalized    
  ah Nasalized    
  ah Nasalized    
a at end of word   ah Nasalized    
a beginning of word   NOT nasal   Rather
         
         
ai
(Diphthongs)
aye     i as in hide
au
(Diphthongs)
ow     ow as in How
b   boy burro, voy, ver, hombre, invierno Like b in boy when initial in a breath group and after m and n-basta,
b between vowels     cuba, saber, uva, lavar Between vowels the lips are more relaxed, scarcely touching each other.
c before a ka cat cama  
c before o   cat como,  
c before u   cat cuna  
c before consonant   cat claro  
c before e   city ce�a  
c before i   city ci�e  
Ch       Ch as in Cheese
d at start of word   day tongue on bottom of teeth   When initial somewhat like the the d in day, but with the tip of the tonque place on the lower edge of the upper teeth rather than on the upper part
d between vowels   th madrid, verdad, nada, pasado  
e   they me, mesa, leche When e is folloed bya consonant in the same syllabe, it sounds like the e in tell, el, tener, afecto
ei
(Diphthongs)
ay     ay as in Hay
f        
g        
h Not pro      
i ee machine mi, tinta The "i" in police.
ia
(Diphthongs)
ya     Ya in yard
ie
(Diphthongs)
ye     Ye as in yes
j        
k       kilo, kilometer,
ku k   ques aqui quien  
k�so ak� kjen
l L      
ll Ya     ll is the same as million
m        
n        
nnaa     N as in onion
o   gonna    
o   note, for no, nota When o is followed by a consonant in same syllable, it sound like o or por, flor
au
(Diphthongs)
oy     Oy as in boy
p p      
q ka     c as in cat
r at beginning of word rrrr   rosa, rana  
rr in center rrrr   carro, correr, guerrero  
s        
t        
u        
v   boy burro, voy, ver, hombre, invierno Like b in boy when initial in a breath group and after m and n-basta,
v between vowels     cuba, saber, uva, lavar Between vowels the lips are more relaxed, scarcely touching each other.
w        
x       examen, proxima
y        
z        



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