If you want to master Portuguese, you must learn to pronounce the Portuguese vowels.
In this article, I’ll go over the pronunciation of the Portuguese “e” and “o”.
First, need to know that there are three ways each to pronounce “e” and “o”.
Sometimes, you can figure out the correct Portuguese vowel pronunciation by looking at the accent marks.
The “open” vowels are sometimes written with an acute accent (é/ó). The “closed” vowels are sometimes written with a circumflex (ê/ô). (More on what “open” and “closed” means later.)
Bust in most cases, these vowels are written without any accent, so it’s not obvious what the pronunciation should be.
Pronounce “e” or “o” the wrong way, and it’s a dead giveaway that you’re a gringo.
If you want to get closer to Brazilians by impressing them with your accent, you need to master these vowel pronunciation distinctions.
This post tells you everything you need to do precisely that.