Friday, 5 June 2015

Brazilian Portuguese Grammar #4

When the letter H appears at the beginning of a word (i.e. helicoptero, hospital, Henrique, etc) the H is always silent. 

If you come across any exceptions (i.e. hamster or hashi, where the H is pronounced like an R), you can bet the word was borrowed from another language (in these cases, German and Japanese respectively).

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