The sound of the letter X in Portuguese
Today I talk about the complicated letter to someone learns Portuguese, the letter X. this letter don’t has rule in your pronunciation. The way to know the sound is you hear and you learn by heart.
1- X sounds S in English alike “safe”.
Máximo, próximo, excessão, excesso.
2- X sounds SH in English alike “shave”.
Caixa, lixo, luxúria.
3- x sounds X in English alike “Mexico”.
Táxi, tórax, saxofone.
4- X sounds Z alike “zenith”.
Exame, exorcismo, exercício, exótico.
The one way to now the pronunciation is you know each word and remember by heart. More information. See this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJV_bS85gTY