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 :)
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".
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.