The 8th lesson contains the Portuguese pronouns including the subject, object and possessive forms. In addition, you will find a vocabulary list about travel and finally some general common phrases. 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.
Pronouns are a must to learn because they are part of almost every sentence. They make up about 20% of the daily language use which includes the subject, object and possessive pronoun. If there is an lesson you should NOT skip, this would be one of them.
We will start with the subject pronouns since it's the most used of the 4 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.
Object pronouns are another important one you should make sure you master.
|You||-te; -o; -a ;-lo; -la;|
|Him||-o; -lo; -no|
|Her||-a; -la; -na|
|You (plural)||-os; -los; -nos; -as; -las; -nas|
|Them||os / as; lhes|
|Can you call us?||Podes ligar-nos?|
|Give me your phone number||Dá-me o teu número de telefone.|
|I can give you my email||Posso dar-te o meu e-mail.|
|Tell him to call me||Diz-lhe para me ligar.|
Now we will discuss the possessive pronoun also called possessive determiners which is very straight forward and self explanatory. You use it when you want to express that something belongs to you but usually it comes before a noun.
|My||meu(s) / minha(s)|
|Your||teu(tua) / seu(sua)|
|His||seu(sua) / dele|
|Her||sua / dela|
|Our||nosso(a) / nossos(as)|
|Your (plural)||vosso(a) / vossos(as)|
|His email is...||O e-mail dele é|
|My phone number is...||O meu número de telefone é|
|Our dream is to visit Spain||O nosso sonho é visitar Espanha|
|Their country is beautiful||O país deles é bonito|
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As for the possessive case of the pronoun, it is used differently because it does not have to come before a noun. Check out the examples!
|Mine||meu(s) / minha(s)|
|Yours||teu(tua) / seu(sua)|
|His||seu(sua) / dele|
|Hers||sua / dela|
|Theirs||seus, suas (deles, delas)|
|Is this pen yours?||Esta caneta é tua?|
|The book is mine||O livro é meu|
|The shoes are hers||Os sapatos são dela|
|Victory is ours||A vitória é nossa|
Below is a list of 31 words and expressions related to travel such as means of transportation, lodging and tourism. If you memorize them by heart, you will be able to get around the country and ask for directions much easier than if you did not.
|Bus||Autocarro (PT) / Ônibus (BR)|
|Bus station||Estação rodoviária|
|Car||Carro / automóvel|
|For business||Em negócios|
|For pleasure||Para recreação|
|Help Desk||Balcão de informações / Guiché (PT) / Guichê (BR)|
|Parking||Parque de estacionamento|
|Train (noun)||Comboio (PT) / Trem (BR)|
|Train station||Estação de comboios (PT) / Estação de trem (BR)|
|By train||De comboio|
|By car||De carro|
|By bus||De autocarro|
|By taxi||De táxi|
|By airplane||De avião|
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Finally, a list of sentences that you might need or see often. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Portuguese Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Do you accept credit cards?||Aceita cartão de crédito?|
|How much will it cost?||Quanto custa?|
|I have a reservation||Tenho uma reserva|
|I'd like to rent a car||Gostaria de / Queria alugar um carro|
|I'm here on business / on vacation.||Estou aqui em negócios / de férias|
|Is this seat taken?||Este lugar está ocupado?|
|It was nice meeting you||Foi um prazer conhecer-te|
|Take this! (when giving something)||Isto é para ti / Toma!|
|Do you like it?||Gostas?|
|I really like it!||Gosto muito!|
|I'm just kidding||Estou a brincar|
|I'm hungry||Tenho fome|
|I'm thirsty||Tenho sede|
Language Quote: Approximately one new word is added to the English language every two hours and around 4,000 new words are added to the English dictionary every year..
Congratulations! You finished your 8th lesson in Portuguese about the pronouns, and travel expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Portuguese Lesson 9. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Portuguese homepage.