The 3rd lesson is about the plural in Portuguese and how to create it from the singular form. In addition, I will include a list of vocabulary about languages, nationalities, and countries. Finally, you will find some common everyday sentences. 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.
Knowing how to create the plural from the singular word can double the vocabulary you already know. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some grammatical rules. For example how to change the word "book" to "books" or "woman" to "women".
Below is a list of singular words and their plural equivalent. I included examples about nature as well as about humans. 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.
Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Portuguese sentences. That way you will be able to see how both forms are used when embedded in a structure.
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Below is a list of 50 words related to languages, nationalities, and countries. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to have a good conversation about how many languages you speak or where you came from.
|Brazilian (language)||Português brasileiro|
|Chinese (nationality)||Chinês / chinesa|
|Britain (country)||Grã-Bretanha / Inglaterra|
|French (nationality)||Francês / francesa|
|Irish (nationality)||Irlandês / irlandesa|
|Japanese (nationality)||Japonês / japonesa|
|Portuguese (nationality)||Português / portuguesa|
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Finally, a list of sentences about languages, nationalities, and countries plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Portuguese Phrases page. Enjoy!
|I don't speak Korean||Não falo coreano|
|I love the Japanese language||Adoro a língua japonesa|
|I speak Italian||Falo italiano|
|I want to learn Spanish||Quero aprender espanhol|
|My mother tongue is German||A minha língua materna é o alemão|
|Spanish is easy to learn||O espanhol é fácil de aprender|
|He has a Moroccan rug||Ele tem um tapete marroquino|
|I have an American car||Tenho um carro americano|
|I love French cheese||Adoro queijo francês|
|I'm Italian||Sou italiano(a)|
|My father is Greek||O meu pai é grego|
|My wife is Korean||A minha esposa / mulher é coreana|
|Have you ever been to India?||Já esteve / estiveste na Índia?|
|I came from Spain||Sou / Venho de Espanha|
|I live in America||Vivo na América|
|I want to go to Germany||Quero ir à Alemanha|
|I was born in Italy||Nasci na Itália|
|Japan is a beautiful country||O Japão é um país muito bonito|
|Long time no see||Há muito tempo que não te / o / a via|
|I missed you||Tive saudades tuas / suas|
|Nothing new||Nada de novo|
|Make yourself at home!||Faz como se estivesses em casa|
|Have a good trip||Faz boa viagem|
Language Quote that by simply knowing how to form the plural, you can double the number of nouns in your vocabulary, without having to memorize all the plural form.
Congratulations! You finished your third lesson in Portuguese about singular, plural, languages, nationalities, and countries. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Portuguese Lesson 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Portuguese homepage.