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 Definite and Indefinite Articles – How and When to Use Them

Most languages do well without articles. In this sense, English and Romance languages like Portuguese belong to a minority.

The Portuguese definite articleso, a, os, asare the equivalent of the in English and we use them to designate specific nouns.

The Portuguese indefinite articles on the other hand – um, uma, uns, umas correspond to the English article a/an; we use them to introduce and designate non-specific nouns.

Read on.

Lesson #6 Definite articles - Portuguesepedia
Lesson #13 Indefinite Articles - Portuguesepedia

Definite articles

Portuguese definite articles are the equivalent of the in English. We use them to designate specific nouns with which they agree in gender and number: 

singulara (a flor)o (o jardim)
pluralas (as flores)os (os jardins)

Usage of the definite article

In general, definite articles designate specific things and living beings:

Eu não gosto muito de gatos, mas o teu gato é simplesmente irresistível.
I am not so fond of cats, but your cat is simply irresistible.

! One difference between European and Brazilian Portuguese is that the latter standard often skips definite articles. Learn more about how these two standards of Portuguese compare: European vs. Brazilian Portuguese – How Different Are They Really?

With people’s names

As a rule of thumb, we use the definite article when referring to people:

Ontem vi a Joana.
Yesterday, I saw Joana.

O Pedro pareceu-me um pouco triste.
Pedro looked a bit sad.

Also with titles and formal forms of address:

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