[ pawr-too ve-lyoo ]
/ ˈpɔr tʊ ˈvɛ lyʊ /
a city in and the capital of Rondônia, in W Brazil, on the Madeira River.
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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
Its your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game we’re going to play.
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Definition for porto velho (2 of 2)
[ rawn-daw-nyah ]
/ rɔ̃ˈdɔ nyɑ /
a state in W Brazil. 93,815 sq. mi. (242,980 sq. km). Capital: Pôrto Velho.
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British Dictionary definitions for porto velho (1 of 2)
/ (Portuguese ˈportu ˈvɛʎu) /
a city in W Brazil, capital of the federal territory of Rondônia on the Madeira River. Pop: 301 000 (2005 est)
British Dictionary definitions for porto velho (2 of 2)
/ (Portuguese rõˈdonja) /
a state of W Brazil: consists chiefly of tropical rainforest; a centre of the Amazon rubber boom until about 1912. Capital: Porto Velho. Pop: 1 431 777 (2002). Area: 243 043 sq km (93 839 sq miles)Former name (until 1956): Guaporé
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