Portuguese Lesson 10 (Determiners and People)

Duration: 30 mins

I should congratulate you since you made it to our 10th lesson about determiners, articles, and quantifiers in Portuguese. I hope you have already learned a lot so far. I will also provide in this page a vocabulary list about people, and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Portuguese Classes.


Determiners include definite and indefinite articles (like the, a or an), demonstratives (this and that), quantifiers (many, some etc.

The following are several sentences which include the determiners mentioned above. That way you will be able to see how the determiner is used in a full sentence. The table contains 3 columns (English, Portuguese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Determiners in Portuguese

Determiners Portuguese Audio
The yellow pen is easy to findA caneta amarela é fácil de encontrar
A yellow pen is easy to findUma caneta amarela é fácil de encontrar
A French teacher is hereEstá aqui um professor de francês
The French teacher is hereEstá aqui o professor de francês
Some languages are hardAlgumas línguas são difíceis
Many languages are easyMuitas línguas são fáceis
The student speaks KoreanO estudante fala coreano
A student speaks KoreanUm estudante fala coreano
Some students speak KoreanAlguns estudantes falam coreano
Many students speak KoreanMuitos estudantes falam coreano
This student speaks KoreanEste estudante fala coreano
That student speaks KoreanAquele estudante fala coreano
These students speak KoreanEstes estudantes falam coreano
Those students speak KoreanAqueles estudante falam coreano


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Vocabulary List about People

Below is a list of 24 words related to people such as family members, siblings ... etc. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

People in Portuguese

People Portuguese Audio
BabyBebé (PT) / bebê (BR)
BoyMenino / garoto / miúdo / rapaz (colloq.PT)
Child (female)Criança / filha
Child (male)Criança / filho
Cousin (female)Prima
Cousin (male)Primo
GirlMenina / garota / miúda / rapariga (colloq.PT)
HusbandMarido / esposo
WifeMulher / esposa


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Daily Conversation in Portuguese

Finally, a couple sentences that you might need to use or see very often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Portuguese Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Portuguese

English Portuguese Audio
How old is your sister?Quantos anos tem a tua / sua / vossa irmã?
I love my husbandEu amo o meu marido
This is my wifeEsta é a minha esposa
What's your brother called?Como se chama o teu / seu / vosso irmão?
Where does your father work?Onde é que o teu / seu / vosso pai trabalha?
Your daughter is very cuteA tua / sua / vossa filha é muito gira / engraçada
What time is it?Que horas são?
It's 10 o'clockSão dez horas.
Give me this!Dá-me isto!
I love youAmo-te
Are you free tomorrow evening?Estás livre amanhã à noite?
I would like to invite you for dinnerGostava de te convidar para jantar

Fun Facts

Language Quote ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela

Congratulations! You finished your 10th lesson in Portuguese about determiners, people and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Portuguese Lesson 11. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Portuguese homepage.