The Letter Ç

A letra Ç

Introduction

Introdução

Also used in modern French, Catalan and Occitan, the C-cedilla (ç) is a “c” with a diacritical mark that appears as a hook below. It is pronounced as a voiceless “s” and is only used after “a”, ”o” and “u” sounds. It never comes at the beginning of words.

While in other languages that same hook can appear under other letters, in Portuguese it is only used with the letter “c”. Its origins are as a small “z”.

Letters

Letras

ç Play
cê-cedilha

s

Vocabulary

Vocabulário

Play comunicação
communication
Play criança
child
Play caçula
youngest child of a family
Play suçuarana
mountain lion cougar puma
Play espaço
space
Play caça
pursuit chase hunt

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