Portuguese pronunciation in Portugal


Vowels and Diphthongs

Vowels and Diphthongs


Vowels and Diphthongs

Pronunciation Brasil


As in Brazil, except:

 • a = [a] when unstressed or at the ends of words, [á] or [] elsewhere.

 • c = [s] before i or e, [k] elsewhere

 • e = [a] when unstressed or at the ends of words, [é] or [e] elsewhere. Often barely pronounced at the ends of words.

 • b = [ β ] between vowels, [ b ] elsewhere

 • d = [ ð ] between vowels, [ d ] elsewhere

 • g = [ g ] between vowels, [ g ] elsewhere

 • gu = [gw] before i or e, [g] elsewhere

 • r = [ rr ] or [rr] when at the beginning of words, [r] elsewhere

 • s = [s] at the beginning of words, [z] between vowels and at the end of a word when preceded by a vowel and followed by a word beginning with a vowel, e.g. os Estados Unidos [uz etaduz unidu], [] after a vowel and before and consonant and at the end of syllables.

 • z = [z] at the end of words, [z] elsewhere


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