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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Sounds vs Spellings in Portuguese

Conquering a new language involves learning its sound system. This includes recognizing the connection between written letters and spoken sounds. Portuguese, like many languages, isn’t a case of “what you see is what you get.”  Letters can render multiple sounds, and a single sound can be spelled in various ways.  Let’s explore a few examples.

Lesson #4 - S and Its Sounds - Portuguesepedia
Lesson #81 Sound s - Portuguesepedia
Lesson #79 Letter z vs sound z - Portuguesepedia

s vs. /s/

s

S can render 4 sounds, namely /s/, /z/, /ʃ/, and /ʒ/.

/s/ (voiceless alveolar fricative)

S renders /s/ in the following situations:

  • at the beginning of words: sumo, saco, sino
  • preceded by n or r: curso, arsenal, tenso
  • double ss (always in between vowels): pressão, passar, processo

/z/ (voiced alveolar fricative)

S renders /z/ in the following situation:

  • in between 2 vowels: casa, mesa, asa

/ʃ/ (voiceless postalveolar fricative)

S renders /ʃ/ in the following situations:

  • at the end of words: uvas, bananas, laranjas
  • before voiceless consonants: teste, mosca, áspero

/ʒ/ (voiced postalveolar fricative)

S renders /ʒ/ in the following situation:

  • before voiced consonants: esboço, prisma, desde

/s/

The following spellings will render /s/:

  • s at the beginning of words: senha, santo, sino
  • ss in between vowels: assassino, massa, pássaro
  • c followed by e or i: cem, cimento, alcance
  • ç (followed by a, o, or u): aço, açúcar, confiança
  • x (exceptionally): próximo, máximo, auxiliar

z vs. /z/

z

Z can render 2 sounds: /z/ and /ʃ/.

/z/ (voiced alveolar fricative)

Z renders /z/ in the following situations:

  • at the beginning of words: zero, zinco, zoológico
  • in between vowels: bizarro, amizade, certeza

/ʃ/ (voiceless postalveolar fricative)

Z renders /ʃ/ in the following situation:

  • at the end of words: paz, feliz, luz

/z/

The following spellings will render /z/:

  • z at the beginning of words:  zero, zinco, zoológico
  • z in between vowels: bizarro, amizade, certeza
  • x in words starting with ex and followed by any vowel: exato, exótico, exemplo

Learn more about the Portuguese sound system: Master European Portuguese Pronunciation: Essential Guide for Beginners and Beyond.

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