In this pronunciation lesson you will learn the pronunciation of the letter J in Portuguese.
This video lesson is a part of the Street Smart Brazil Portuguese Starter Kit. In this series we give you important pronunciation tips to improve your pronunciation whether you are just starting out with Portuguese or want to improve your language skills.
The examples I will use in the lesson com three Brazilian songs:
- Ao Meu Redor, by Brazilian singer Marisa Monte, one of my favorites
- Velha Infância, by Tribalistas
- Águas de Março, by Elis Regina
The letter J is not a difficult sound in Portuguese. It always has the same pronunciation. The trick is to avoid your instinct to pronounce it as in English or in Spanish.
The video for this pronunciation lesson is below. Divirta-se!
From the song Ao Meu Redor:
- A janela = window
- Janeiro = January
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From the song Velha Infância:
- Quando eu não te vejo = When I don’t see you
- O beijo = kiss
From the song Águas de Março:
- O tijolo = brick
- O projeto = project
an additional explanation and tip on how to pronounce the letter J in Portuguese, watch lesson number 2 on the series Learn Brazilian Portuguese with Songs with polyglot Susanna Zaraysky.
For great tips and strategies to learn language using music and other media resources, check out Susanna Zaraysky’s book Language is Music. It is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese on Amazon.com.
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