Reciting the Portuguese ABCs

Part of the Portuguese For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you're learning Brazilian Portuguese, reciting the alphabet is probably one of the first things you need to know. The following table can help you get a handle on how to pronounce letters in Portuguese. (Stressed syllables are in italic print.)

a (ah) h (ah-gah) o (awe) v (veh)
b (beh) i (ee) p (peh) w (dah-boo yoo)
c (seh) j (zhoh-tah) q (keh) x (sheez)
d (deh) k (kah) r (eh-hee) y (eep-see-loh)
e (eh) l (eh-lee) s (eh-see) z (zeh)
f (eh-fee) m (eh-mee) t (teh)
g (zheh) n (eh-nee) u (ooh)
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