Nationalities in Portuguese
Oi! Tudo bom? In this lesson, you'll learn how to answer that all important question that you'll be asked frequently – De onde você é – Where are you from?
No matter how good your Portuguese is, most people in Portuguese-speaking countries will know you're not a native speaker. As such, this is one of the first questions someone new you meet will ask you. You can answer this simply with the country you're from – Sou da inglaterra – I'm from England. But you can also answer by using the nationality form Sou inglês – I'm English.
This time we'll be going over the second way of talking about where you're from in this lesson on nationalities in Portuguese.
Resources for further reading:
Pronouncing nationalities in Portuguese
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Chinês / Chinesa
How'd you do? How do you feel answering this question now? Many of these words aren't that different from their English counterparts. But the spelling and pronunciation can be a bit tricky so don't forget to practice! Boa sorte!
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- Learn your numbers in Portuguese.
- Understanding Portuguese Articles.
- Learning the Portuguese Pronouns.
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