Pronounce S in Portuguese. Pronúncia do S em Português

Hello everyone! Welcome to one more Dica! Today we are going to teach you how to pronounce S in Portuguese!

Many students get really crazy when they listen to different pronunciations of the letter S. So in order to make things easier for learners, we decided to show you how to pronounce a few words with S in Portuguese.

The pronunciation of the letter S can vary according to where you are in Brazil. Since we are in Rio de Janeiro, our pronunciation will be like this:

How to pronounce S in Portuguese

The S will be pronounced with the [ssss] at the beginning of a word and when a word appears with double S. Example:

Sorte
Impossível
Luck
Impossible

The letter S will be pronounced with the [chhhh] sound at the end of a syllable and at the end of a word. Example:

Gosto
Estranhos
Taste
Weird

The letter S will be pronounced with the [zzzzz] sound when it appears between vowels and when a word ends with S and the following word begins with a vowel. Example:

sica
Olhos Azuis
Music
Bue Eyes

Now let’s see these words in a conversation:

Example

Pronounce S in Portuguese. Igor: De acordo com ela eu tenho gostos estranhos pra música.

Luana: Tá tudo bem, Igor? Você tá estranho.
Igor: Ah, sei lá, cara. Acho que não tô com sorte. Eu conheci uma menina de olhos azuis, linda-linda, mas ela não quer ficar comigo porque, de acordo com ela, eu tenho uns gostos estranhos pra música.
Luana: Mas, Igor, você sempre escolhe pessoas complicadas!
Igor: Pois é! E pra piorar, ela mora no Canadá!
Luana: Ah, então fica impossível ter um relacionamento com casas distantes uma da outra.
Igor: Eu sei. Acho que vou desistir dela e procurar outra no Facebook!
Luana: Só você mesmo, Igor.

Translation 

Luana: Are you ok Igor? You look weird.
Igor: I don’t know man. I think I don’t have much luck. I’ve met a girl with blue eyes, beautiful as hell, but she doesn’t want to be with me because, according to her, I have weird personal tastes in music.
Luana: But Igor, you just want complicated people!
Igor: I know! And and to top that off she lives in Canada!
Luana: Then it is impossible to have a relationship living in houses so far away from each others!
Igor: I know. I think I’ll give up on her and I’ll look for another girl on Facebook!
Luana: This is so you Igor.

Now you know how to pronounce S in Portuguese!

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