Portuguese Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Portuguese

Feminine Portuguese Audio
Cat (Masc.)gato
Cat (Fem.)gata

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.

Portuguese Gender in a Sentence

English Portuguese Audio
He is tallele é alto
She is tallela é alta
He is a short manEle é um homem baixo
She is a short womanEla é uma mulher baixa
He is GermanEle é alemão
She is GermanEla é alemã
Japanese men are friendlyOs homens japoneses são amigáveis
Japanese women are friendlyAs mulheres japonesas são amigáveis


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Vocabulary List about Clothes

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.

Clothes List in Portuguese

Clothes Portuguese Audio
JacketBlusão / jaqueta
Pants (Trousers)Calças
SocksMeias / Peúgas
SuitFato (PT) / terno (BR)
SweaterPullover / camisolão / Blusa
UnderwearRoupa interior
WalletCarteira / porta-moedas


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Daily Conversation in Portuguese

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.

Common Expressions in Portuguese

Do you like my dress?Gostas / gosta do meu vestido?
I lost my socksPerdi as minhas meias / peúgas
It looks good on youFica-lhe bem / Fica-te bem (friendly PT) / Fica bem em você (friendly BR)
She has a beautiful ringEla tem um anel lindo / muito bonito
These pants (trousers) are longEstas calças são compridas
These shoes are smallEstes sapatos são pequenos
Where are you from?De onde és?
I'm from the U.SSou dos E.U.A. (Estados Unidos da América)
I'm AmericanSou americano(a)
Where do you live?Onde moras?
I live in the U.SMoro nos E.U.A. (Estados Unidos da América)
Do you like it here?Gostas de estar aqui?

Fun Facts

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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.