Portuguese Lesson 11 (Nouns and Jobs)

Duration: 30 mins

This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Portuguese which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs 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.


Nouns are the most used words in Portuguese. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. 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.

Nouns in Portuguese

Nouns Portuguese Audio
SocksMeias / Peúgas

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Portuguese Nouns in a Sentence

English Portuguese Audio
I have a dogTenho um cão
I speak ItalianFalo italiano
I live in AmericaVivo na América
This is my wifeEsta é a minha mulher.
This is my husbandEste é o meu marido
Can you close the door?Pode(s)fechar a porta.


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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Portuguese. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Portuguese

BusinessmanEmpresário / homem de negócios
PolicemanPolícia (PT) / Policial (BR)


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Daily Conversation in Portuguese

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Portuguese Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Portuguese

English Portuguese Audio
He is a policemanEle é polícia
I have a long experienceTenho muita experiência
I'm a new employeeSou um funcionário / empregado novo
I'm an artistSou um / uma artista
I'm looking for a jobEstou à procura de emprego
She is a singerEla é cantora
What's that called in French?Como se chama isso em francês?
I have a reservationTenho uma reserva
I have to goTenho de ir embora.
Where do you live?Onde moras?
Spanish is easy to learnO espanhol é fácil de aprender

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Portuguese about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Portuguese Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Portuguese homepage.