Portuguese Alphabet. O alfabeto em Português. A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, X, Z - K, W, Y

What’s up, guys! Are you ok? Do you guys know the Portuguese Alphabet? Let’s learn the Portuguese alphabet and have a lot of vocabulary.

Portuguese Alphabet

Let’s talk about the sound of each letter of the alphabet in Portuguese. Our friend Moisés is going to help us out in the video below:

A/a – Amor
B/b – Bola
C/c – Casa
D/d – Dado
E/e – Escova
F/f – Faca
G/g – Garfo
H/h – Hospital
I/i – Igreja
J/j – Jornal
L/l – Livros
M/m – Mala
N/n – Navio
O/o – Óculos
P/p – Peixe
Q/q – Queijo
R/r Rato
S/s – Sapato
T/t – Tomate
U/u – Uvas
V/v – Vassoura
X/x – Xícara
Z/z – Zebra
Love
Ball
House
Dice
Tooth brush
Knife
Fork
Hospital
Church
Newspaper
Books
Suitcase
Ship
Glasses
Fish
Cheese
Mouse
Shoes
Tomato
Grapes
Broom
Cup
Zebra

Special Cases with C

Letter C has two different sounds that people use in Portuguese. With A, O and U, it has the /k/ sound, but when it is combined with E and I, we pronounce the /s/ sound. Let’s and understand the differences between them, take a look.

Examples

Casa – House

Corpo –  Body

Cultura – Culture

Cerveja – Beer

Cidade – City

Cem – One hundred

The usage of Ç

This form is known as cedilha. When this form is combined with A, O, and U, it sounds like /s/ instead of /k/ originally. Let’s take a look at the examples and see how it works.

Examples

Cabeça – Head

Preço – Price

Açúcar – Sugar

Special cases with G

This is another letter that has two possible sounds. When it is combined with A, O, U it has the original /g/ sound, but when it is combined with E and I, it has a /j/ sound, just like the letter J. Check out the examples.

Examples

Garfo – Fork

Gostoso – Tasteful

Gelo – Ice

Gilberto – Gilbert

Special Cases with K,W and Y

Well, the letters K, W e Y didn’t use to be part of the Portuguese language alphabet, they were used only for people’s name, words with an English origin and also acronyms. But they were oficially included into our alphabet due to the frequency that people use them. Let’s see some examples with these letters:

Examples

Karla
Rock
William
Wilson
Yury
Yago

Now it’s your turn!

Listen to the sounds and complete with the correct letter.

1 – _ivros

2 – _arro

3 – _ornal

4 – _ato

5 – _esa

6 – _estido

7 – _luno

8 – _omem

9 – _rso

10 – _ogo

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Answers

1 – Livros
2 – Carro
3 – Jornal
4 – Gato
5 – Mesa
6 – Vestido
7 – Aluno
8 – Homrm
9 – Urso
10 – Fogo

 

 

 

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