Hi guys! Today we are going to talk abou paraxytone words.
What does Paroxytone mean? Let’s find out!
What does Paroxytone mean
Paroxytone words are the words that the strongest syllable is located before the last one. What is the strongest syllable? The stressed one, the strongest syllable when we speak. They are the biggest group of words in the Portuguese Language. Moisés is going to tell us more about them. Don’t forget to turn the English subtitles on:
Paroxytone words in Portuguese
Let’s see some examples of paraxytone words without diacritics:
Some paroxytone words receive diacritics, we just have to pay attention at the end of the word. We put diacritics on paroxytone words ended in the consonants L, N, R and X. Take a look, and don’t forget the subtitles:
Words ending in L
Words ending in N
Words ending in R
Words ending in X
There are also paroxytone words that receive diacritics even though they don’t have the consonats we have just seen in the end. The paroxytone words ending in I, IS, UM and diphthongs such as IA, UA, IE, EA, IO. Let’s listen to them, and also read them in the subtitles:
Words ending in I, IS or UM
Words ending in diphthong
Fábio (typical Brazilian name)
Ok, guys? These are the rules of the paroxytone words in Portuguese. How about we practice a little?
Now it’s your turn!
Rewrite the words on our list using accent marks when necessary:
That’s all for today, guys! Good luck with the exercise.
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