How to say hello in Portuguese

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How to say hello in Portuguese
Some Portuguese speakers live in Brazil. (Getty Thinkstock)

Portugal and Brazil are two major countries that speak Portuguese. Portuguese is similar to Spanish in that they're both romance languages. However, the Portuguese alphabet has only 23 letters while the Spanish alphabet has 28. Some words in Spanish are spelt the same as in Portuguese but are pronounced differently. The Portuguese language is also influenced by French, another romance language. Saying "hello" in Portuguese is similar to saying it in Spanish.

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    The word for "hello" in Portuguese is "olá." It's pronounced "oh-lah."

  2. 2

    Practice saying the word "oh-lah."

  3. 3

    Practice the word until you can say it without looking at the pronunciation.

  4. 4

    Keep practicing until you can say "olá" without looking at the word.

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