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The "ão" is very difficult to describe, and also very common in Portuguese. It's one of those unique language sounds that may be difficult to learn but it is worth a try. It's a nasal sound, and the closest I can get to describing it is that "pão" is pronounced puh-oom, with a very short "oom". I hope it helps somewhat. =)
Maybe it's a little difficult. Imma try to explain. Ã sounds like a nose sound of the a. Just like when you are having colds. Maybe it's different for you to get it, but you will. It's the same for non English speakers when it comes to differentiate the sound of "t" and "th". For example:
SÃ would sound like "san". SA is just the normal sound.