Hyphenation (Translineação)
 
 
General rule: The words are hyphenated according to their syllables.
 
Non-Hyphenated Examples Hyphenated Examples
the vowels of the diphthongs mui-to
ca-dei-ra
he-rói-co
the vowels forming hiatus and the consecutive diphthongs fe-é-ri-co
ra-i-nha
sai-am
the groups:
ia, ie, io, oa, ua, ue, uo
fú-ria
sé-rie
vá-rios
té-nue
the consecutive consonants pertaining to different syllables ab-di-car
ac-tu-a-ção
ins-tru-tor
the consonantal combinations formed by
b, c, d, f, g, p, t, v followed by l or r (except the prefix sub)
a-bri-go
pro-cla-mar
em-pre-go
pa-la-vró-rio
a-dro
the letters of the dígraphs:
, rr, ss, sc, , xc
ac-cio-nar
ter-ra
mas-sa
des-ça
ex-ce-len-te
the groups pn, mn, ps in the beginnig of the syllables pneu-mo-nia
psí-qui-co
mne-mó-ni-ca
Note:
In the compound words written with hyphen, the hyphen is repeated when it coincides with the end of line.
vice-/-almirante
deita-/-te
the digraphs ch, lh, nh ba-cha-rel
ma-lha-do
ma-nhã
the groups gu and qu al-guém
e-qua-dor
 

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