Nouns and Articles in Portuguese 1

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All the nouns in Portuguese consist of two gender: masculine (masculino) and feminine (femenino), and they are determined with article definition.

Description prepositions consist of two types: definite (definido) and indefinite (indefinido). They can be singular (singular) or plural (plural) in accordance with the number of nouns they define.

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o homem (man)                os homens (men)

a mulher (woman)          as mulheres (women)

o livro (book)                      os livros (books)

a mesa (table)                     as mesas (tables)

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um homem (a man)

uns homens (some men / few men)

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uma mulher (a woman)

umas mulheres (some women / few women)

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um livro (a book)

uns livros (some books)

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to..

a + o = ao

  • Eu fui ao cinema ontem(I went to cinema yesterday) [Note: exceptionally cinema ends with ‘a‘ letter but has the article ‘o‘]
Note: plural form of this is aos. You can practice it on your own.
a + a = à
  • Eu estou a ir à minha casa (I am going to my house.) [casa has the article ‘a‘]
Note: plural form of this is às. You can practice it on your own.

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from / of..

de + o = do

  • Rua do Brasil (street of Brasil <it was the name of the street where I lived in Coimbra/Portugal 🙂 >) [Brasil has the article ‘o‘]
Note: plural form of this is dos. You can practice it on your own.
de + a = da
  • Fui, apesar da loja estar fechada. (I went, even though the shop was closed.) [loja has the article ‘a‘]
Note: plural form of this is das. You can practice it on your own.
Next lesson we are gonna learn more about preposition.
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