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Como Soletrar em Português

I am going back and practicing with the alphabet in Portuguese, because I never formally learned how to say each letter, and I came across a question.

When spelling out a word, how do I signify accent marks

For example, some spellings

Falar (efe-a-ele-a-erre) Bom (bê-o-eme)

How do I spell out the following symbols?

Ç (As in maçã) Ã (As in amanhã) Á (As in fácil) À (As in the phrase, Vamos às compras)

Thank you :)

February 21, 2019



My best guess:

  • Ç - cê-cedilha
  • Ã - a com til
  • Á - a com acento agudo
  • À - a com acento grave, a com crase
  • Â - a com acento circunflexo


thats right! =) the accent marks are the same for the other vowels as well


Lacyowl's explanation is right, but it's not necessary to add "com".

For example:

MAÇÃ we spell: eme / a / cê-cedilha / a / til

FÁCIL we spell: efe / a / acento agudo / cê / i / ele

In some cases, you can spell the symbol at the end. For example, if you come to Brazil and ask to spell "não" almost everybody will spell it as /ene - a - o - til/.


The sound of words in Portuguese is very easy because there is a pattern. In English, it seems to me that there is no pattern, each letter sounds different in different words, correct me if I am wrong, I am learning English and I have this difficulty. So, spelling in Portuguese is efficient for learning. After learning the sound, the phonetics, of the alphabet, spell, for example, "mala" like this: m a = ma / l a = la = mala. After spelling several words, you will be able to speak any new word.


What is the pattern in Portuguese? Obrigado


À = a+a article and preposition, you can repeat the letter a (in this case only). Ã = a e tilde spells the letter and the name of the accent (~ tilde)

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