Install Portuguesepedia’s WebApp directly from your browser. Here are the instructions for different devices:

Android Devices

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Tap the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Similar steps apply to Firefox and Microsoft Edge web browsers.

iOS Devices

Using Safari:

  1. Open Safari and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Share: Tap the "Share" button (square with an arrow).
  3. Add: Scroll down and tap "Add to Home Screen."
  4. Name: Edit the name if desired, then tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Tap the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Windows Devices

Using Edge:

  1. Open Edge and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Install: Click the "Install" icon in the address bar or go to the menu (three dots) > "Apps" > "Install this site as an app."
  3. Confirm: Click "Install."
  4. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your Start Menu or Desktop.

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.

macOS Devices

Using Safari:

  1. Open Safari and go to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Add: Click the "Share" button > "Add to Home Screen."
  3. Name: Edit the name if desired, then tap "Add."

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your Applications folder.

Linux Devices

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and go to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your app launcher.

Using Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three lines) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Click "Add."

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Portuguese Prepositions ‘Para’ vs. ‘A’: Know When to Use Either

Language learners often struggle to discern between the prepositions a and para, especially when both are used as prepositions of movement.

So, what’s the difference between the Portuguese prepositions a and para?

The preposition a suggests a round-trip movement with a relatively short stay at the destination. Para on the other hand implies a one-way motion and, consequently, a longer stay at the place of arrival.

Here’s a simple example:

(1) Eu vou a Portugal de férias. Fico lá duas semanas.
I am going to Portugal for the holidays. I’ll stay there for two weeks.

(2) Eu vou para Portugal. Arranjei lá um emprego.
I am going to Portugal. I got a job there.

As you can see above, the first sentence suggests a relatively short stay compared to the second. Also, the first sentence lends itself well to the notion of a 2-way movement as opposed to the unidirectional motion suggested by the last one.  

Now, what constitutes a short or long stay is, of course, relative to the context. Look at this second example:

(1) Eu vou ao restaurante. Estou farto de comer em casa.
I am going to the restaurant. I am tired of eating at home.

(2) Eu vou para o restaurante. Hoje,  faço o turno das 9h às 15h.
I am going to the restaurant. Today,  I am doing the 9 a.m. – 3 a.m. shift.

Now we have a different time frame. Still, within this context, you can discern between the shorter stay of the guest in sentence 1 and the longer stay of the cook in sentence 2. 

This time-frame nuance is, I believe, what most confuses language learners. Besides, these prepositions are used beyond denoting movement. Read on.

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Bread & Butter of Portuguese Prepositions

Learn more about other Portuguese prepositions: Portuguese Prepositions and Their Contractions: An In-Depth Usage Rundown.

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The preposition a is a preposition of movement as we’ve seen above. Additionally, a is also used as a preposition of time and place

Let’s start by taking a look at its contractions. 

Contractions

This preposition merges with definite articles and a few demonstratives starting with a

a + definite articles

definite articles oaosas
contracted forms ao
(a + o)
à 
(a + a)
aos 
(a + os)
às 
(a + as)

a + demonstratives

Besides definite articles, a combines with those demonstratives that start with a:

that over thereaquiloaquele/saquela/s
contracted formsàquilo
(a + aquilo)
àquele/s
(a + aquele/s)
àquela/s
(a + aquela/s)

Learn more about Portuguese demonstratives: Portuguese Demonstrative Pronouns and Determiners.

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