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Reading rules

I'm new to Portuguese. So before I progress I wanted to know if there are any rules you follow while reading Portuguese. And I also found that Portuguese is extremely similar to Spanish.

October 15, 2013

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I'm not sure I understand what you mean exactly. Do you mean pronunciation rules?

October 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LeMaitre

Yes, I wanted to know the pronunciation rules in Portuguese

October 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Davu

There are two main variants of Portuguese - European and Brazilian (as taught here) - and their pronunciation is very different.

For a quick summary of both (provided you know a little bit about the International Phonetic Alphabet) try:
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/portuguese.htm

For a more readable guide to BP you can download the first chapter of "Portuguese For Dummies" here:
http://www.dummies.com/store/product/Portuguese-For-Dummies-2nd-Edition.productCd-1118399218.html

A really useful guide:
http://www.learn-portuguese-with-rafa.com/portuguese-pronunciation.html

Use Google to find more (be sure to look on YouTube too).

October 17, 2013
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