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How You Pronounce the Letter X in Portuguese

How You Pronounce the Letter X in Portuguese

Regarding pronunciation, the letter x is definitely challenging for those learning Portuguese. Here is why; In Portuguese, the letter x stands for four different language sounds, namely, the /ʃ/-sound (as in shape), the /ks/-sound (as in tax), the /z/-sound (as…

Portuguese Word Stress and Accent Marks

Portuguese Word Stress and Accent Marks

If you care about Portuguese pronunciation and want to get good at it, you have to come to grips with its word stress patterns. That’s it. Here’s Portuguese word stress in a nutshell:  Portuguese words without accent marks are stressed…

Here’s Why Portuguese Sounds like Russian

Here’s Why Portuguese Sounds like Russian

I often hear people saying that Portuguese sounds like Russian! Have you ever heard it? What is so striking about that comment is that Portuguese and Russian are relatively distant languages – one is a Romance language, the other Slavic.…