English Spelled Like Portuguese Somewhat

English Spelled Like Portuguese Somewhat are the next easiest for Portuguese speakers, after English Words Spelled Like Portuguese.

These are English words similar to Portuguese, but spelled somewhat differently than Portuguese, although easily recognizable as clearly related to Portuguese.

The English version is placed first to encourage you to look for and recognize English words similar to ones in your own language and deduce what the English words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.

[In the following pronunciation guide, only a few pronunciations of English words are included. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]

In the pronunciation guide, the pronunciations of English words pronounced like Portuguese are enclosed in single quotation marks, as in: bikini -- biquíni -- [‘biquíni’].

To keep English pronunciation easiest, English words are shown to have a similar pronunciation to Portuguese if the stress is on the same syllable, and the letters are pronounced enough alike that English people will probably understand what you mean if you pronounce those words as you do in Portuguese. You may merely sound like you have a ‘Portuguese accent’ in English.

Later you can listen to how English people pronounce them, and try to mimic any small differences in pronunciation to make them sound more authentically English.

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English Spelled Partly Like Portuguese

ENGLISH -- PORTUGUESE -- [SAY ENGLISH]

access -- acesso

accident -- acidente -- [‘acidente’]

accompany -- acompanhar

adapter -- adaptador

agency -- agência

air -- aérea

airport -- aeroporto

allergic -- alérgico

aluminum -- alumínio

apartment -- apartamento

appetite -- apetite

appointment -- apontamento

arthritis -- artrite

authenticity -- autenticidade

authorized – autorizada

baggage -- bagagems

bank -- banco

basketball -- basquetebol -- [‘basquetebol’]

bicycle -- bicileta

bikini -- biquíni -- [‘biquíni’]

bisexual -- bissexual

botanical -- botânico

Brazil -- Brasil -- ['Brasil']

car -- carro -- [car]

card -- cartão

cascade -- cascata

cashew -- caju -- [‘caju’]

castle -- castelo

cathedral -- catedral -- [‘catedral’]

cavern -- caverna

center -- centro -- [CEN-ter]

certificate -- certificado

city -- cidade

club -- clube -- [‘clube’]

code -- código

coffee -- café -- [‘café’]

commercial -- comercial

computer -- computador

concert -- concerto

control -- controle -- [‘controle’]

credit -- crédito

crystal -- cristal -- [‘cristal’]

custo -- cost

day -- dia

dentist -- dentista

detergent -- detergente -- [‘detergente’]

diarrhea -- diarreia -- [‘diarreia’]

difficult -- difícil

discotheque -- discoteca

discount -- desconto

distance -- distância

distant -- distante -- [‘distante’]

dollars -- dólares -- [‘dólares’]

elevator -- elevador -- [‘elevador’]

English -- inglês

excellent -- excelente -- [‘excelente’]

excursion -- excursão

family – familia

fever -- febre

film -- filme

forest -- floresta

form -- forma

fountain -- fonte

function -- funciona

garden -- jardim

golf -- golfe -- [‘golfe’]

guide -- guia

gym(nasium) -- ginásio

Hello. -- Olá.

heterosexual -- heterossexual -- [‘heterossexual’]

horrible -- horrível

hour -- hora

hygenic -- higiénico

identification -- identificação -- [‘identificação’]

incluído -- included

infection -- infecção -- [‘infecção’]

information -- informações

innocent -- inocente -- [‘inocente’]

insects -- insectos

interesting -- interessante

intolerant -- intolerante -- [‘intolerante’]

kilo -- quilo -- [‘quilo’]

kilometer -- quilómetro

lake -- lago

lemon -- limão -- [‘limão’]

magnificant -- magnífico

mango -- manga -- [‘manga’]

map -- mapa -- [map]

market -- mercado

mayonnaise -- maionese -- [‘maionese’]

melon -- melão -- [‘melão’]

messages -- mensagem

mileage -- milhagem

modify -- modificar

moment -- momento

mountain -- montanha

museum -- museu

my -- meu

my – minha

name – nome

night -- noite -- [‘noite’]

nights -- noites -- [‘noites’]

no -- não -- [‘não’]

number -- número

omelet -- omelette -- [‘omelette’]

one -- um / uma

packet -- pacote -- [‘pacote’]

palace -- palácio

paper -- papel

park (n) -- parque -- [‘parque’]

passport -- passaporte

peak -- pico -- [pic]

pediatrician -- pediatra

per -- por -- [per]

permitted -- permitidas

pharmacy -- farmácia

phone -- fone -- [‘fone’]

platform -- plataforma

pork -- porco

Portuguese -- português -- [‘português’]

price -- preço

problem -- problema

protestant -- protestante -- [‘protestante’]

qualified -- qualificada

racket -- raquete -- [‘raquete’]

reaction -- reação

receipt -- recibo

receive -- receber

recommend -- recomendar

refrigerator -- frigorífico

repeat -- repetir

repellent -- repelente -- [‘repelente’]

reserve (v) -- reservar

restaurant -- restaurante -- [‘restaurante’]

romantic -- romântico

ruins -- ruínas

salad -- salada -- [SA-lad]

sandwich -- sanduíche -- [‘sanduíche’]

service -- serviço

soup -- sopa

station -- estação

strange -- estranho

student -- estudante

stupendous -- estupendo

supermarket -- supermercado

synagogue -- sinagoga

tax -- taxa

telephone -- telefone -- [‘telefone’]

towel -- toalha

tradicional -- traditional

transaction – transacção

unlimited -- ilimitados

urgent -- urgente -- [‘urgente’]

valley -- vale -- [VA-li]

vegetables -- vegetais

vermouth -- vermute -- [‘vermute’]

vinegar -- vinagre -- [‘vinagre’]

vineyard -- vinha

visit -- visita

volleyball -- voleibol -- [‘voleibol’]

wine -- vinho

yogurt -- yogurte -- [‘yogurte’]

yogurt -- iogurte -- [‘iogurte’]

zone -- zona

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BRAZIL ONLY

correspondence -- correspondência (Brazil)

bus -- ônibus (Brazil)

filet (steak) -- filé (Brazil) -- [‘filé’]

Hello. (on phone) -- Alô. (Brazil)

platform -- plataforma (Brazil)

shampoo -- xampu (Brazil) -- [‘xampu’]

sweater -- suéter (Brazil) -- [‘suéter’]

tennis -- tênis (Brazil) -- [‘tênis’]

train -- trem (Brazil) -- [‘trem’]

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PORTUGAL ONLY

baby -- bebê (Portugal) -- [‘bebê’]

beef (steak) -- bife (Portugal) -- [‘bife’]

comprehend -- compreendo (Portugal)

registration -- registro (Portugal)

tennis -- ténis (Portugal) -- [‘ténis’]

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