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Grammar

Explore the intricacies of Portuguese grammar

Portuguese Reflexive Verbs

Portuguese Reflexive Verbs and Pronouns

Reflexive verbs are abundant in Portuguese and many of them are frequently used in everyday life.  It is very easy for language learners – especially those without any previous acquaintance with Romance languages – to leave out the reflexive pronoun…

Portuguese Question Words

Portuguese Question Words

So, you are a beginner with a bold attitude and you want to start interacting in Portuguese right off the bat. I like that. One thing you’ll need to keep the conversation going, besides your bravery, is to get comfortable…

Forming the Plural in Portuguese

Forming the Plural in Portuguese

This article teaches you how to form plurals in Portuguese. Learning the main singular-to-plural spelling conversion patterns is very helpful, more than you might think. Here’s why. In Portuguese, words belonging to several word classes are spelled differently depending on…

Gender of Portuguese Words

Gender of Portuguese Words

Like other Romance languages, Portuguese nouns are gender-marked being either masculine or feminine. But the gender dimension in Portuguese extends well beyond nouns. For instance, word classes such as adjectives, pronouns, and articles will inflect to conform to the gender…