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


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

October 16, 2013

Yes, I wanted to know the pronunciation rules in Portuguese

October 17, 2013

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:

For a more readable guide to BP you can download the first chapter of "Portuguese For Dummies" here:

A really useful guide:

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

October 17, 2013
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