Install Portuguesepedia’s WebApp directly from your browser. Here are the instructions for different devices:

Android Devices

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Tap the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Similar steps apply to Firefox and Microsoft Edge web browsers.

iOS Devices

Using Safari:

  1. Open Safari and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Share: Tap the "Share" button (square with an arrow).
  3. Add: Scroll down and tap "Add to Home Screen."
  4. Name: Edit the name if desired, then tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Tap the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Windows Devices

Using Edge:

  1. Open Edge and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Install: Click the "Install" icon in the address bar or go to the menu (three dots) > "Apps" > "Install this site as an app."
  3. Confirm: Click "Install."
  4. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your Start Menu or Desktop.

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.

macOS Devices

Using Safari:

  1. Open Safari and go to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Add: Click the "Share" button > "Add to Home Screen."
  3. Name: Edit the name if desired, then tap "Add."

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your Applications folder.

Linux Devices

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and go to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your app launcher.

Using Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three lines) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Click "Add."

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Portuguese Connected Speech for Enhanced Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension

It is often challenging to keep up with Portuguese native speakers, even for advanced learners.

This is probably not because you don’t know the words they’re saying, but because they speak them so articulately that it becomes difficult to parse what you hear. As a result, you may miss some parts here and there.

This is why it is important to be aware of connected speech: fluid speech that dissolves words into a seamless string of sound – and that’s how native speakers talk in general.

In this post, I will walk you through a few common features of connected speech in European Portuguese. The goal is for you to become familiar with it and upgrade your listening and pronunciation skills. Let’s dive in.

Because Pronunciation Matters.

This post presupposes a basic understanding of the Portuguese sound system. If you are a beginner, read this first: Portuguese Pronunciation: An In-depth Guide to European Portuguese Sounds and Spelling Patterns.

1. Neighboring vowels

When two or more vowels belonging to different words come into direct proximity, one of the following things can happen: (1) the vowel sounds merge into a diphthong; (2) one of the vowel sounds disappears; or, (3) a new vowel sound forms.

Vowel sounds merging into diphthongs

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Ele é o Ricardo → /eléu/
He’s Ricardo

Ela é a Mónica → /éléa/
She’s Mónica

One vowel sound disappears

When a close vowel precedes an open vowel, the latter takes over. This is often the case for phrases articulated with the preposition de:

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Garrafa de água → /dágua/
Water bottle

Sala de aula → /dáula/
Classroom

Barco à vela → /bárcávéla/
Sailing boat

A new vowel sound pops up

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