Tilde

Til

Introduction

Introdução

Called “tilde” in English, the til is a diacritical accent mark used in Portuguese to indicate nasalization. Its use (or lack thereof) can dramatically change the meaning of a word, so it is important to know when to use and how to pronounce it.

Students with a background in Spanish may recognize this character from there. However, in Portuguese it is used with vowels, while in Spanish it appears with “n” to create a /ny/ or /ng/ sound.

Letters

Letras

~ Play
til

tilde

Vocabulary

Vocabulário

Play mão
hand
Play mau
mean evil bad
Play pão
bread
Play pau
pole stick

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