Adjectives in Portuguese
Look around you. Can you describe everything you see? How aboutem Português? Adjectives are the words you use to describe things. They are what make language colorful! In this lesson… you guessed it… we'll be talking about adjectives in Portuguese.
Portuguese adjectives are a bit different from adjectives in English as they generally match the gender of the noun they're describing. For example, the color red changes depending on whether you're describing a bike –bicicleta vermelha– or a car –carro vermelho. Luckily in Portuguese, there are only two genders for adjectives and they're pretty easy to remember.
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Take a look at those examples again. Did you notice something else that's different to English? I most cases the adjective goes after the noun unlike in English. I promise it's easier than it sounds...
Pronouncing Adjectives in Portuguese
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big / large
enfadonho / lerdo
chato / enfadonho
Excelente. I hope you learned a lot in this lesson and you'll find it useful. Of course, there are countless adjectives and we could only go over a small portion in this lesson. As you keep learning the number of adjectives in your word bank will increase. Just remember to always match the number and gender of the noun!
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