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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Portuguese Pronunciation Guide.
You've made it to the last lesson! Do you feel more confident about speaking in Portuguese now?
In this last lesson, we'll wrap things up by quizzing you on the material that we've covered in this series.
Let's practice!
Make sure to practice out loud with this lesson!
You know all the parts and pieces, but can you speak Portuguese with a natural accent?
If you've been quiet up until now, be sure to speak out loud with (host name)!
Are you ready? Let's go!
You probably knew this phrase before you started this series, but did you know how to pronounce it correctly?
Give it a shot!
Olha para cima. - Look up.
Did you pronounce this sound correctly?
It should sound like an L and a Y sound. Remember, you want to use the middle part of the tongue to contact the roof of your mouth.
Olha para cima. - Look up.
If you still haven't got it, go back to lesson 6 to review the material.
What about this next one?
atenção - attention
Did you pronounce the diphthong correctly?
We covered this sound in lesson 7. Remember, since it's a nasal dipthong you should pronounce it through the nose.
Listen to it again.
atenção - attention
Okay. Let's move on.
Where is the stress in this example?
aranha - spider
Since this word ends with a vowel that *isn't* an I or a U, the stress will be on the second last syllable.
aranha - spider
Here's the last one.
Where is the stress in this example?
matemática - mathematics
Accents are good indications of stress. Since this has the acute accent, it indicates that the syllable should be stressed and that it requires an open pronunciation.
matemática - mathematics
How did it go? Do you feel like you have a better accent than you did at the beginning of this series?
What parts of Portuguese Pronunciation are still difficult for you?
Good luck as you continue learning Portuguese! Bye!


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Friday at 06:30 PM
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What parts of Portuguese Pronunciation are still difficult for you?

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Tuesday at 08:58 PM
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Olá, zhuldyzay,

thank you! Feedbacks are always welcome and we appreciate your tips!

Keep studying and participating here!



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Monday at 06:38 PM
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*there are not

Monday at 06:37 PM
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2 part of my question ;))

3) the sound of the letter "r" in the beginning of words sound like "h" (for instance relógio), (in the lessons I found only where there are double "rr" )

I write this not to mark some errors of site, on the contrary in order to find more infomration about cases on this site to learn more about these sounds which I consider very important to know to read correctly.

Thank you!

Monday at 06:36 PM
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I have studied portugues on this site for almost 2 years abd decided to riview many lessons.

But I noticed that in these lessons of pronuncation there are some important rules (or maybe there are, but I did not noticed :)

1) pronuncation of "L" in some case sound like "O". for example, algo, alguem (before consonant), or also in the end like "animal", "signal"

2) the pronuncation of "O" and "E" in the of the words have different sounds (O - U, E - I , at least I hear in this way). for example "tempo (u), jeito (u), nove (i), vente (i)".

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Friday at 11:37 PM
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Oi Colleen,

You can close your nose with your fingers, then try to say "a" or "o". 😅😅 That's an easy way to learn nasal sounds.

And it usually works!

Oi Rhoda,

The accents will help you distinguish which letter is open (´) or closed (^). That's also other very difficult part of the Portuguese language! But you'll get used to it, just continue practicing your listening and speaking a lot!

Bons estudos!


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Rhoda Champlin
Saturday at 12:06 AM
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Open and closed vowels are still a definite challenge, but they're coming along. Stress and accents are proving to be somewhat of a difficulty, but it's also getting there.

Tuesday at 02:59 AM
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Still not able to get the proper pronunciation no matter how many times I listen; especially the nasal sounds.

Sunday at 08:27 PM
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Hi Kelly,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback!

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.



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Sunday at 12:13 PM
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I loved this series! It was incredibly helpful and helped give me a better understanding for the additional resources that I am using. The comparisons to different sounds in English (pronouncing trilled Rs as the t in butter and õe as the oin in boing) really helped piece things together.

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Monday at 09:35 PM
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Olá Leland,

Thanks for posting

This series can help out with clarifying the pronunciation of Portuguese Consonants:


Also, our Portuguese dictionary can be used for checking out the pronunciation of a particular word:


About the pronunciation of "Matemática", here in São Paulo we say it like: "má -tê - má - tchi- ka". The second "t" has a particular sound.

With time and practice you'll get used to the patterns. Checking out the pronunciation in our dictionary will also help out a lot :wink:

If you have any questions, please let us know.


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