This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Portuguese. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.
This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.
Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. 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.
|Taller||mais alto / alta do que|
|Shorter||mais baixo / baixa do que|
|Younger||mais novo / nova do que|
|Older||mais velho / velha do que|
|As tall as||Tão alto / alta como|
|Taller than||Mais alto / alta que|
|Shorter than||Mais baixo / baixa que|
|More beautiful||mais bonito / bonita do que|
|Less beautiful||Menos bonito|
|Most beautiful||O mais bonito|
|Happiest||O Mais feliz|
|You are happy||Tu és feliz|
|You are as happy as Maya||Tu és tão feliz como a Maya|
|You are happier than Maya||Tu és mais feliz que a Maya|
|You are the happiest||Tu és o mais feliz|
|Good||Bom / Bem|
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Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.
|Can you take less?||Pode fazer um desconto?|
|Do you accept credit cards?||Aceita cartão de crédito?|
|How much is this?||Quanto é? / Quanto custa isto?|
|I'm just looking||Estou apenas a ver|
|Only cash please!||Só aceitamos dinheiro.|
|This is too expensive||É muito caro|
|Check||Conta / Cheque|
|Credit card||Cartão de crédito|
|Gas station||Estação de serviço (PT) / Gasolineira (BR)|
|Parking||Parque de estacionamento|
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Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.
|I'm vegetarian||Sou vegetariano(a)|
|It is very delicious!||É delicioso(a)!|
|May we have the check please!||A conta, por favor?|
|The bill please!||A conta, por favor!|
|Waiter / waitress!||Empregado / Empregada de mesa|
|What do you recommend? (to eat)||O que recomenda?|
|What's the name of this dish?||Como se chama este prato?|
|Where is there a good restaurant?||Onde fica um bom restaurante?|
|A cup of||Uma chávena de|
|A glass of||Um copo de|
|Black pepper||Pimenta preta|
|Menu||Cardápio / menu|
|Spicy||Picante / Condimentado|
|Tip (money for the waiter)||Gorjeta|
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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Portuguese about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Portuguese Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Portuguese homepage.