English Spelled Like Portuguese

In English some of the easiest words for Portuguese speakers are English spelled like Portuguese.

Some have been adopted into Portuguese from English, like ‘T-shirt’ and ‘week-end’. Fewer have been adopted into English from Portuguese.

Others have been adopted into both English and Portuguese from Italian, like ‘cinema’ and ‘casino’, or from French, like ‘café’ and ‘rosé’, or from other languages.

[In the following pronunciation guide, English words pronounced like Portuguese are included, enclosed in single quotation marks. A few pronunciations of other English words are also included. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]

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ENGLISH SPELLED LIKE PORTUGUESE

ENGLISH -- [SAY PORTUGUESE]

area

artificial

auto

banana

bar -- [‘bar’]

bongo

café

canal

canapé

casino

cereal

chocolate

chocolates

cinema

circular

crepe -- [‘crepe’]

deck

digital

duty-free

e-mail

euro

euros

favor

fax -- [‘fax’]

federal

folk

formula

fotos

gas

gay -- [‘gay’]

homosexual

hospital

hotel

ibuprofen

internet

interior

jazz

jet-ski -- [-‘ski’]

kiwi -- [KI-wi]

kosher

local

login

logoff

manicure

manual

me -- [mi]

mineral

motor

mousse

muscular

natural

opera

pedicure

pimento

PIN

pop

popular

postal

principal

protector

radio

rap -- [‘rap’]

rosé

rum

sauna

ski -- [‘ski’]

snowboard

solar

speed

stop

super

surf

taxi -- [‘taxi’]

taxis -- [‘taxis’]

terminal

trailer

trolley

T-shirt -- [‘T-shirt’]

TV -- [ti-VI]

vagina

vapor

via -- [‘via’]

zero

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USED IN PORTUGAL (But Not In Brazil)

ENGLISH -- [SAY PORTUGUESE]

babysitter -- [‘babysitter’]

beige

bikini -- [‘bikini’]

shampoo -- [‘shampoo’]

sweatshirt -- [‘sweatshirt’]

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USED IN BRAZIL (But Not In Portugal)

ENGLISH -- [SAY PORTUGUESE]

camping

check in -- [‘check in’]

diesel

fast food -- [‘fast food’]

playground -- [‘playground’]

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FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE

For a greater challenge, see English Spelled Somewhat Like Portuguese for words similar to Portuguese , but spelled somewhat differently.



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