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Portuguese translation: Unlike Spanish;

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12:50 Sep 25, 2000
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English term or phrase: Alphabetical order - accented characters
When placing letters in alphabetical order in Brazilian Portuguese, where do accented letters go? Do they come after or before their unaccented counterparts, or do they go at the end of the alphabet?
S. Hopkins
Portuguese translation:Unlike Spanish;
Explanation:
The Portuguese alphabet is shown as follows:
"a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,l,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,u,v,x,z"

The accents are not integral parts of any letter, and therefore are never shown in isolation on top/bottom of any letter. The accents are placed to help indicate the accented syllable only!

Note also that in the standard Portuguese alphabet there are no "k", "w" or "y". But they can be used if writing a foreign word. Their names are "kappa", "double v", and "ipsilon, or Greek 'i'" respectively. And the "tilde" never goes over an "n".

Regards.
Luis Luis
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Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 01:28
Grading comment
Thanks for your help.
Can I make the assumption that the rules you describe also apply to Brazilian Portuguese?
SH
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Summary of answers provided
naUnlike Spanish;
Luis Luis
naUnlike Spanish;
Luis Luis
nadisregards accent/accented word comes after
Cecilia Bartalotti
naYou simply disregard the accentJosé Malaquias


  

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43 mins
You simply disregard the accent


Explanation:
Just consider the letter underneath the accent.

José Malaquias
Portugal
Local time: 07:28
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 56

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53 mins
disregards accent/accented word comes after


Explanation:
Usually, you just disregard the accent, as our colleague suggested above. When the two words have the same spelling, except for the accent, the accented word comes after, as in "para" (preposition) and Pará (name of the State).

Cecilia Bartalotti
Brazil
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 273
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4 hrs
Unlike Spanish;


Explanation:
The Portuguese alphabet is shown as follows:
"a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,l,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,u,v,x,z"

The accents are not integral parts of any letter, and therefore are never shown in isolation on top/bottom of any letter. The accents are placed to help indicate the accented syllable only!

Note also that in the standard Portuguese alphabet there are no "k", "w" or "y". But they can be used if writing a foreign word. Their names are "kappa", "double v", and "ipsilon, or Greek 'i'" respectively. And the "tilde" never goes over an "n".

Regards.
Luis Luis


Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 01:28
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 132
Grading comment
Thanks for your help.
Can I make the assumption that the rules you describe also apply to Brazilian Portuguese?
SH
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4 hrs
Unlike Spanish;


Explanation:
The Portuguese alphabet is shown as follows:
"a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,l,m,n,o,p,q,r,s,t,u,v,x,z"

The accents are not integral parts of any letter, and therefore are never shown in isolation on top/bottom of any letter. The accents are placed to help indicate the accented syllable only!

Note also that in the standard Portuguese alphabet there are no "k", "w" or "y". But they can be used if writing a foreign word. Their names are "kappa", "double v", and "ipsilon, or Greek 'i'" respectively. And the "tilde" never goes over an "n".

Regards.
Luis Luis


Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 01:28
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 132
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