Portuguese Lesson 3 (Plural and Languages)

Duration: 30 mins

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.

Singular vs. Plural in Portuguese

English Portuguese Audio

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.

Singular vs. Plural in a Sentence

English Portuguese Audio
We speak two languagesNós falamos duas línguas
They speak four languagesEles falam quatro línguas
I visited one countryEu visitei um país
She visited three countriesEla visitou três países
She has one sisterEla tem uma irmã
He has two sistersEle tem duas irmãs


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Vocabulary List about Languages, Nationalities, and Countries

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.

Languages Nationalities and Countries List in Portuguese

English Portuguese Audio
Arabic (language)Árabe
Moroccan (nationality)Marroquino(a)
Morocco (country)Marrocos
Brazilian (language)Português brasileiro
Brazilian (nationality)Brasileiro(a)
Brazil (country)Brasil
Chinese (language)Chinês
Chinese (nationality)Chinês / chinesa
China (country)China
English (language)Inglês
British (nationality)Britânico(a)
Britain (country)Grã-Bretanha / Inglaterra
American (nationality)Americano(a)
America (country)América
French (language)Francês
French (nationality)Francês / francesa
France (country)França
German (language)Alemão
German (nationality)Alemã(o)
Germany (country)Alemanha
Greek (language)Grego
Greek (nationality)Grego(a)
Greece (country)Grécia
Hindi (language)Hindu
Indian (nationality)Indiano(a)
India (country)Índia
Irish (language)Irlandês
Irish (nationality)Irlandês / irlandesa
Ireland (country)Irlanda
Italian (language)Italiano
Italian (nationality)Italiano(a)
Italy (country)Itália
Japanese (language)Japonês
Japanese (nationality)Japonês / japonesa
Japan (country)Japão
Korean (language)Coreano
Korean (nationality)Coreano(a)
Korea (country)Coreia
Persian (language)Persa
Iranian (nationality)Iraniano(a)
Iran (country)Irão
Portuguese (language)Português
Portuguese (nationality)Português / portuguesa
Portugal (country)Portugal
Russian (language)Russo
Russian (nationality)Russo(a)
Russia (country)Rússia
Spanish (language)Espanhol
Spanish (nationality)Espanhol(a)
Spain (country)Espanha


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Daily Conversation in Portuguese

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!

Common Expressions in Portuguese

English Portuguese Audio
I don't speak KoreanNão falo coreano
I love the Japanese languageAdoro a língua japonesa
I speak ItalianFalo italiano
I want to learn SpanishQuero aprender espanhol
My mother tongue is GermanA minha língua materna é o alemão
Spanish is easy to learnO espanhol é fácil de aprender
He has a Moroccan rugEle tem um tapete marroquino
I have an American carTenho um carro americano
I love French cheeseAdoro queijo francês
I'm ItalianSou italiano(a)
My father is GreekO meu pai é grego
My wife is KoreanA minha esposa / mulher é coreana
Have you ever been to India?Já esteve / estiveste na Índia?
I came from SpainSou / Venho de Espanha
I live in AmericaVivo na América
I want to go to GermanyQuero ir à Alemanha
I was born in ItalyNasci na Itália
Japan is a beautiful countryO Japão é um país muito bonito
Long time no seeHá muito tempo que não te / o / a via
I missed youTive saudades tuas / suas
What's new?Novidades?
Nothing newNada de novo
Make yourself at home!Faz como se estivesses em casa
Have a good tripFaz boa viagem

Fun Facts

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.