Portuguese Basics: Lesson 8
Let’s talk about describing things.
The word for this in Portuguese is este.
How would you say:
The word este is masculine.
Actually, the word este is a weird word because it ends with e and still is masculine. Usually describing words (pronouns, adjectives) that end with e work the same for both genders but este is an exception. It should be esto instead of este if it were totally regular but I guess este sounds better. Anyway.
Knowing that it should be esto for the masculine, can you guess the feminine word for this?
The feminine word for this|Esta
Alright. Now, Portuguese and English are similar in a lot of words. For example:
The Portuguese word for interesting is interessante.
It ends with e and as I have already told you:
Adjectives (i.e. words that describe things) that end with e work for both masculine and feminine words.
So, how would you say:
Now, if you wanted to say interesting word or interesting time you would actually switch these and say word interesting or time interesting. This happens all the time in Portuguese. Try it:
Knowing that interesting is interessante, could you try to guess the Portuguese word for important:
You can even say:
So, here is how describing things works. We are going to expand this knowledge now.Next lesson >