Welcome to the fifth Portuguese lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Portuguese to help you practice your daily phrases.
In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.
|Grammar + Rules|
|my son is a student|
[masculine + noun]
|o meu filho é um estudante |
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun]
|a sua filha é uma estudante/a tua filha é uma estudante |
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine]
|ele tem um irmão alto |
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine]
|ela tem uma irmã alta |
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective]
|os seus irmãos são jovens/os teus irmãos são jovens |
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective]
|as suas irmãs são jovens/as tuas irmãs são jovens |
The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.
Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Portuguese, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.
|What do you mean?|
|o quer dizer?o que queres dizer?|
|I don't understand|
|I don't know|
|What is that called in Portuguese?|
|como se chama em português?|
|What is this?|
|o que é isso?|
|What does that word mean in English?|
|o que significa essa palavra em inglês?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake)|
I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Portuguese. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.