The Portuguese Alphabet
27 Letters at Your Service!


Here are your new friends from the Portuguese Alphabet:


A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z
a-b-c-d-e-f-g-h-i-j-k-l-m-n-o-p-q-r-s-t-u-v-w-x-y-z

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LETTER SOUND EXAMPLE SOUNDS LIKE…
C k carro, cor, curar car, color, cure
C s cigarro century
C s laço nice
CH sh cheio shampoo
D d dado dice
de, di gee dinheiro gee, John
G g gato, gol, gula gap
GE, GI j gelo, girafaC pleasure
H - habitaçãoC not pronounced, silent
J j hoje pleasure
L l leite, cebola like, lemon
L w faltaC cow
LH - trabalho million
M m mais, mulher mother, moreD
M ãw falam nasalizes the preceding vowel
N n nada, ninguém nothing, nobody
-N ã, enB tentar nasalizes the preceding vowel
NH/TD> ny minha onion
QUA kw queijo, quinze kick, kilo
QUE k quatro queen
-R- r preço price
R-, r rato house, horse
-R- between vowels r barato rhythm
S-, -SS- s século century
-S- between vowels z asa, casa zebra
T t teto, telhado time, teacher
TE, TI tch tia, tio church, cheese
X- sh lixa, lixoC sugar, shampoo
-X- z exemplo zoo
-XCE- s exceção exception
Z z exemplo zebra
-Z i+z feliz feetD



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