Portuguese Alphabet

Alphabet in Portuguese The Portuguese alphabet contains twenty-four letters, and it’s a basic lesson of Portuguese vocabulary. Portuguese students begin learning Portuguese language with the alphabet, this is a essential step to learn how to write each letter an how to pronounce each one. If one learns this vocabulary topic very well, one will not have problems to write all Portuguese words.

The Portuguese alphabet like almost all Romance languages, Portuguese follows the Latin alphabet and incorporates six diacritics, or special characters. There are the three accents (acute: ó; circumflex: ê; and grave: à), and other special characters. The written system of the Portuguese alphabet includes these letters k, w and y, they are part of the official Portuguese language alphabet, but people rarely use them. One can find these letters in foreign words and persona names. The following table shows you the official Portuguese alphabet and the way they are pronounced.


Alphabet in Portuguese


vowel a

vowel b

vowel c

vowel d

vowel e

vowel f

vowel g

A a

B b

C c

D d

E e

F f

G g

á

é

efe

vowel h

vowel i

vowel j

vowel k

vowel l

vowel m

vowel n

H h

I i

J j

K k

L l

M m

N n

agá

i

jota

cá/capa

ele

eme

ene

vowel o

vowel p

vowel q

vowel r

vowel s

vowel t

vowel u

O o

P p

Q q

R r

S s

T t

U u

ó

quê

erre

esse

u

vowel v

vowel w

vowel x

vowel y

vowel z

 

 

V v

W w

X x

Y y

Z z

dábliu,
dáblio,
duplo-vê

xis

ípsilon,
ipsilão,
i grego


The letters K, W and Y are used only in foreign loanwords.




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