View Full Version : Pronunciation of Brazilian Operator's names.

04-18-2017, 07:25 PM
As I am a native portuguese speaker, I usually have a laugh when I hear english speakers in-game trying to pronounce Caveira's name. It takes many forms like KAH VEE AY RAH, or KAH VAH RHEA, so I am here to provide some help.

Caveira means Skull in portuguese. It's used more informally than academically, and it's usually the term used in the spiritual, or religious sense. It's commonly also used in horror movies or literature to refer to skulls used in black magic rituals, as names of locations, or for decorative elements and arts.

The correct pronunciation is approximately KAH VEIGH DAH. If you input the name in google translate, it will give a very close idea of what it sounds like. https://translate.google.com/#auto/en/Caveira

Capit„o means strictly the "Captain" rank or honorific. The word is very similar sounding to the Spanish "CapitŠn" of the same meaning. This is a little trickier to pronounce in Portuguese, since the tilde marks the beginning of a nasal sound morphing from the letter "a" to the letter "o" . It is pronounce more or less KAH PEE TUHN OH, without pronouncing the letter "n". It is easier to see the pronunciation on google translate. https://translate.google.com/#auto/en/Capit%C3%A3o

There you have it guys. I know this is essentially information you may never use outside of the game, but I believe that some cultural exchange can be performed through language, and learning a little bit helps bring us together.

Have fun!