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
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.