Brazilian Portuguese Vowels Pronunciation

Below in the chart the main rules for the vowels pronunciation in Brazilian Portuguese. For helping you, see the vídeo with the pronunciation of this Portuguese words

Vowels

Letter Listen to this words at the movie below Rule
a, á, à, â mata
copse or the woods
a is normally pronounced as in father
ã irmã
sister
ã is pronounced approximately as in sung
e vejo
v. see conjugated
unstressed (except final) e is pronounced like e in they, stressed e is pronounced as in they or as in bet
-e fome
hunger
final e is pronounced as in money
é miséria
misery
é is pronounced as in bet
ê pêlo
one thread of hair
ê is pronounced as in they
i vida
life
i is pronounced as in mean
o locomotiva
locomotive
unstressed (except final) o is pronounced as in local
o loja
the shop
stressed o is pronounced either as in local or in rock
-o livro
book
final o is pronounced as in foot
ó óleo
oil
ó is pronounce as in rock
ô colônia
colony
ô is pronounced as in local
u luva
glove
u is pronounced as in rule; it is silent in gue, gui, que and qui

Note: the accent on the movie is from Brazil Southeast region (the same of São Paulo and Rio), particularly from Minas Gerais State. This is just a note, there aren`t great differences between the accents in Brazil which can reduce the understanding.

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