Easiest Portuguese Pronunciation

Easiest Portuguese Pronunciation: The easiest introduction to pronunciation of Portuguese words is to pronounce the Portuguese words spelled like English.

The very easiest Portuguese words to pronounce are Portuguese words spelled like English and also pronounced like English.

These Portuguese words spelled like English and also pronounced like English are also the very easiest Portuguese words to take with you when you travel to Portugal or Brazil.

After Portuguese words spelled like English and also pronounced like English, the next easiest Portuguese pronunciations are Portuguese words spelled like English but pronounced somewhat differently than English.

This is the Easiest Portuguese Pronunciation for two reasons:

First, some parts of these Portuguese words spelled like English are pronounced the same way as in English. This reveals that you already know how to pronounce some parts of these Easiest Portuguese words, which should give you confidence.

Second, by pronouncing the other parts of these Portuguese words -- the parts that are different from the English pronunciation you are familiar with -- you will begin to get an understanding of the Portuguese pronunciation system.

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Portuguese Spelled Like English But Pronounced Somewhat Differently:

[In the pronunciation guide, the syllable to stress is in capitals.]

PORTUGUESE -- [SAY PORTUGUESE]

área -- [AH-ree-ah]

artificial -- [uhr-tee-fee-see-AHL]

auto -- [AHOO-taw]

Australia -- [ah-oo-STRAH-lee-ah]

band-aids -- [bahn-DAY-ee-jeez]

Canadá -- [kah-nah-DAH]

casino -- [kuh-SEE-noo]

CDs -- [seh-DEHZ]

cereal -- [seh-ree-AHL]

China -- [SHEE-nah]

chocolate -- [shoo-koo-LAHT]

chocolates -- [shoo-koo-LAH-tehz]

cinema -- [see-NEH-mah]

dental -- [dehn-TAHL]

digital -- [deh-zseh-TAHL]

e-mail -- [ee-MEHL]

euro -- [EHOO-roo]

euros -- [EHOO-rooz]

favor -- [fuh-VAUR]

fax -- [fahks]

formal -- [for-MAHL]

formula -- [fawr-MOO-LUH]

fotos -- [FAW-tooz]

gás -- [gahz]

homosexual -- [aw-maw-SEHK-soo-ahl]

hospital -- [aws-pee-TAHL]

hotel -- [aw-TEHL]

ibuprofen -- [EE-boo-PRAW-feng]

informal -- [een-for-MAHL]

internet -- [een-tehr-NEHT]

interior -- [eeng-teh-ree-AUR]

jazz -- [zsahz]

kiwi (fruit) -- [kee-WEE]

kosher -- [KAW-shehr]

local -- [loo-KAHL]

logoff -- [law-GAWF]

manicure -- [muh-nee-KOOR]

me -- [meh]

mineral -- [mee-nee-RAL]

motor -- [moo-TAUR]

mousse -- [MOO-seh]

muscular -- [MOOS-koo-lahr]

natural -- [nuh-too-RAHL]

notebook (laptop) -- [noht-BOOK]

ópera -- [AW-peh-ruh]

pimento -- [pee-MEHN-too]

pop (music) -- [pawp]

postal -- [poo-STAHL]

professor -- [proh-feh-SOHR]

protector -- [praw-teh-TAUR]

rádio -- [RAH-dee-oo]

rap (music) -- [rahp]

rosé -- [rau-ZEH]

rum -- [roong]

sauna -- [SAHOO-nuh]

shopping (mall) -- [SHOH-ping]

snowboard -- [sno-BAWRD]

sofá -- [soh-FAH]

solar -- [soo-LAHR]

stop -- [sign]

surf -- [soorf]

táxi -- [TAHK-see]

taxis -- [TAHK-seez]

terminal -- [tehr-mee-NAHL]

TV -- [teh-VEH]

vagina -- [vuh-ZSEE-nuh]

vapor -- [vuh-PAUR]

via -- [VEE-ah]

vista -- [VEES-tah]

zero -- [ZEH-roo]

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USED IN PORTUGAL

(But Not In Brazil)

beige -- [BAY-zseh] (Portugal only)

bikini -- [bee-KEE-nee] (Portugal only)

shampoo -- [shuhm-POO] (Portugal only)

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USED IN BRAZIL

(But Not In Portugal)

camping -- [KUHM-peeng] (Brazil only)

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