There are several language patterns between English and Portuguese. Patterns between two languages are a great way to quickly build vocabulary, as they make it easier to memorize words.
In this lesson you will quickly learn 38 words that are nearly the same in Portuguese and in English thanks to an English vs Portuguese language pattern:
- English ending in –ary
- Portuguese ending in –ário / -ária
- English: visionary
- Portuguese: visionário/visionária
Use English vs Portuguese language patterns to improve pronunciation
Working with words that are similar in English and in Portuguese is great to practice pronunciation because you can really compare how the same letters and the same syllables are pronounced in the two languages.
Listen closely to the pronunciation of the words in Brazilian Portuguese. Don’t be fooled by the fact that you understand the word. Make sure that you truly get its pronunciation so you can say the word with confidence when chatting in Portuguese.
Notice that the words in Portuguese have the graphic accent that we call acento agudo (´). It indicates where to place emphasis when you pronounce the word.
Additional Portuguese lessons using English vs Portuguese patterns
I have other lessons that use different patterns between English and Portuguese to teach you vocabulary and pronunciation. Check them out on my Portuguese Starter Kit page.
38 words with English vs Portuguese language pattern: ary/ário
Below is a list of 38 words that follow the English vs Portuguese pattern –ary –> ário.
In the video, I pronounce the 18 words that are in bold below to help you practice pronunciation.
This lesson was created with the help of Brazilian Portuguese Vocabulary Builder, by Tom Means. The book shows 4,000 words that follow 24 word-ending patterns between English and Portuguese.
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