In Portuguese, Ã/ã represents a nasal near-open central vowel, [ɐ] (its exact height varies from near-open to mid according to dialect). The combination ⟨ãe⟩ represents the diphthong [ɐ̃ĩ̯] in most dialects ([ɐ̃ɪ̯̃] in Brazil's RS, SC, PR, SP, MS and among caipira speakers), and ⟨ão⟩ represents [ɐ̃ũ̯] in most dialects ([ɐ̃ʊ̯̃] in Brazil's RS, SC, PR, SP, MS and among caipira speakers, while in hinterland European northern dialects of Portuguese it represents [aŋ] and in some reintegrationist Galician orthographies it may represent [oŋ]). Because Ã is a typically Portuguese character, it is sometimes used as a symbol of the Portuguese language.
In the International Phonetic Alphabet, /ã/ stands for a nasal open front unrounded vowel, found for example in Quebec French maman and Jean.
|Unicode name||LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A WITH TILDE||LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH TILDE||LATIN FINAL LETTER A WITH TILDE|
|UTF-8||195 131||C3 83||195 163||C3 A3||195 131||C3 83|
|Numeric character reference||Ã||Ã||ã||ã||Ã||Ã|
|Named character reference||Ã||ã||Ã|
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