Portuguese Gender

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.

man
man Audio
homem
woman
woman Audio
mulher
husband
husband Audio
marido
wife
wife Audio
esposa
boy
boy Audio
menino
girl
girl Audio
menina
father
father Audio
pai
mother
mother Audio
mãe

Gender Grammar Rules

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
Portuguese
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
o meu filho é um estudante Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
a sua filha é uma estudante/a tua filha é uma estudante Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
ele tem um irmão alto Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
ela tem uma irmã alta Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
os seus irmãos são jovens/os teus irmãos são jovens Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
as suas irmãs são jovens/as tuas irmãs são jovens Audio

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.

son
son Audio
filho
daughter
daughter Audio
filha
brother
brother Audio
irmão
sister
sister Audio
irmã
grandfather
grandfather Audio
avô
grandmother
grandmother Audio
avó
child
child Audio
criança
children
children Audio
crianças

Expressions in Portuguese

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.

English
Portuguese
What do you mean?
o quer dizer?o que queres dizer? Audio
I don't understand
não compreendo! Audio
I don't know
não sei! Audio
What is that called in Portuguese?
como se chama em português? Audio
What is this?
o que é isso? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
o que significa essa palavra em inglês? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
desculpe/desculpa Audio

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.

Portuguese Plural   Portuguese Plural

Portuguese Numbers   Portuguese Numbers



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