Hello friends! How are you? In today’s Dica we are going to understand the Portuguese L and its different sounds.
Portuguese L sounds
When the letter L begins a word or a syllable, we pronounce it I’m the normal way. Let’s hear:
However, when the letter L is at the end of a syllable or a word, something very special happens. The sound of L in Portuguese changes into the same sound as the letter U.
Sound of the final L
So, when the Portuguese L comes at the end of the word, its sound changes. When you have the letter L at the end of a syllable we change the sound of the L to the sound of the letter U. Our friend Moisés will explain further, don’t forget that you can activate the subtitles in English:
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You listened to some words in our video in which the letter L comes at the end of the syllable. Here they are:
How to pronounce LH in Portuguese
There is another variation of the Portuguese L. When we put the letters LH together, the sound is a little bit different. Pay attention and try to repeat, it’s very common that some foreign students find this difficult to pronounce. Let’s listen:
|Caralho||Dick / Wow|
Now we know the sound the Portuguese L. Can you pronounce all of them? Of course yes!
Exercise for the Portuguese L pronunciation
Here you have a list of 10 words with the Portuguese L, and below you have 3 examples with each type of L pronunciation. Connect the words, according to their correct pronunciation, compared to the example words underneath.
Connect the words with the examples.
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Exercise about Portuguese L pronunciation: answers