Below is the complete list of keyboard shortcuts using Windows ALT codes for letters with accents or diacritics that are used in writing in the Portuguese language. If you are new to ALT codes and need detailed instructions on how to use them, please read How to Use ALT Codes to Enter Special Characters. Alternatively, instead of using ALT codes, you can also just quickly tap or click any accented letter in the list below to copy it and paste it into your document.
In the Portuguese language, several letters are accompanied by accents or diacritical marks, which significantly affect their pronunciation and may distinguish them from their unaccented counterparts. Here are the accented letters used in the Portuguese language:
- Á (a acute): Pronounced as /a/. Example: “água” (water).
- À (a grave): Pronounced as /a/ or /ɐ/. Example: “àquele” (that one).
- Â (a circumflex): Pronounced as /ɐ/. Example: “pêssego” (peach).
- Ã (a tilde): Pronounced as /ɐ̃/. Example: “pão” (bread).
- É (e acute): Pronounced as /e/. Example: “céu” (sky).
- Ê (e circumflex): Pronounced as /e/. Example: “pêssego” (peach).
- Í (i acute): Pronounced as /i/. Example: “ícone” (icon).
- Ó (o acute): Pronounced as /ɔ/ or /o/. Example: “cór” (color).
- Ô (o circumflex): Pronounced as /o/. Example: “avô” (grandfather).
- Õ (o tilde): Pronounced as /ɔ̃/. Example: “irmão” (brother).
- Ú (u acute): Pronounced as /u/. Example: “único” (unique).
- Ç (c cedilla): Pronounced as /s/. Example: “açúcar” (sugar).
Please note that the presence of accents or diacritical marks in Portuguese changes the pronunciation of the letters and is crucial for correct spelling and understanding. These accents also serve to differentiate certain words that would otherwise be homographs (words with the same spelling but different meanings) and help indicate the stress and rhythm of the language.
For ALT codes for letters with accents or diacritical marks that are used in other foreign languages, visit ALT Codes for Latin Letters with Accents or Diacritical Marks used in Foreign Languages. For the the complete list of the first 256 Windows ALT Codes, visit Windows ALT Codes for Special Characters & Symbols.