The 5th Portuguese lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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 derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.
Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine 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.
Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Portuguese sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|He is tall||ele é alto|
|She is tall||ela é alta|
|He is a short man||Ele é um homem baixo|
|She is a short woman||Ela é uma mulher baixa|
|He is German||Ele é alemão|
|She is German||Ela é alemã|
|Japanese men are friendly||Os homens japoneses são amigáveis|
|Japanese women are friendly||As mulheres japonesas são amigáveis|
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Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.
|Jacket||Blusão / jaqueta|
|Socks||Meias / Peúgas|
|Suit||Fato (PT) / terno (BR)|
|Sweater||Pullover / camisolão / Blusa|
|Wallet||Carteira / porta-moedas|
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Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Portuguese Phrases page.
|Do you like my dress?||Gostas / gosta do meu vestido?|
|I lost my socks||Perdi as minhas meias / peúgas|
|It looks good on you||Fica-lhe bem / Fica-te bem (friendly PT) / Fica bem em você (friendly BR)|
|She has a beautiful ring||Ela tem um anel lindo / muito bonito|
|These pants (trousers) are long||Estas calças são compridas|
|These shoes are small||Estes sapatos são pequenos|
|Where are you from?||De onde és?|
|I'm from the U.S||Sou dos E.U.A. (Estados Unidos da América)|
|I'm American||Sou americano(a)|
|Where do you live?||Onde moras?|
|I live in the U.S||Moro nos E.U.A. (Estados Unidos da América)|
|Do you like it here?||Gostas de estar aqui?|
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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Portuguese about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Portuguese Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Portuguese homepage.