Portuguese Sounds - In-depth Course on European Portuguese Pronunciation - Portuguesepedia

Speaking Portuguese with Confidence

Portuguese Sounds is an in-depth course in European Portuguese pronunciation for anyone who wants to improve pronunciation and overcome insecurity when speaking.

Starting on the Right Foot

Many language learners tend to overlook pronunciation, but it’s incredibly important! In fact, clear pronunciation plays a key role in surpassing the fluency barrier and how quickly you reach that stage.

The better you sound, the more confident you’ll feel speaking Portuguese, propelling you towards fluency faster. That’s where Portuguese Sounds comes in – it’s designed to guide you in mastering the pronunciation of Portuguese.

No stone is left unturned

  • Basic phonetic features
  • Vowel sounds
  • Consonant sounds
  • Word stress
  • Connected speech

Course Contents

1. Basics

  • Main phonetic features
  • Portuguese alphabet
  • International phonetic alphabet
  • Speech articulators and basic sound properties

2. Vowel sounds

  • Oral vs. nasal vowels
  • Vowel a → /a/•//ɐ/
  • Vowel e → /ɛ/•/e/•/i/•/ɨ/
  • Vowel o → /ɔ/•/o/•/u/
  • Oral diphthongs
  • Vowel i → /i/•/j/
  • Vowel u → /u/•/w/
  • Nasal vowels → /ɐ̃/•/ẽ/•/ĩ/•/õ/•/ũ/
  • Nasal Diphthongs → /ɐ̃j/•/ɐ̃w/•/õj/
  • Wrapping up

3. Consonant sounds

  • Consonant pairs vs. single consonants
  • /b/⛓/p/
  • /d/⛓/t//
  • v/⛓/f/
  • /z/⛓/s/
  • /ʒ/⛓/ʃ/
  • /g/⛓/k/
  • /n/•/m/•/ɲ/ (Nasals)
  • /l/•/ɫ/•/ʎ (Laterals)
  • /r/•/R/ (Rhotics)
  • Silent H & Tricky X
  • Wrapping up

4. Word stress and accent marks

  • Accent marks
  • Word stress 1
  • Word stress 2

5. Connected speech

  • Why does it matter?
  • Neighboring values
  • “S” in between vowels
  • Nasal sounds followed by vowels
  • Common drops

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