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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Basic Portuguese Grammar for Beginners

Introduction

Understanding the fundamentals of Portuguese grammar can be extremely helpful. In this blog post, I’ll touch on a few relevant aspects of Portuguese grammar that you should be aware of from the outset.

Lesson #3 Regular Verbs -ar Present Tense - Portuguesepedia
Lesson #6 Definite articles - Portuguesepedia
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Lesson #85 Adjectives vs Adverbs - Portuguesepedia

1. Gendered Nouns

One of the most distinctive features of Portuguese (and other Romance languages) grammar is the concept of gender and how pervasive it is. 

Accordingly, nouns are assigned either a masculine or feminine gender and this includes inanimate objects and abstract concepts. 

For example:

O livro (the book) is masculine.
A intenção (the intention) is feminine.

While there are general guidelines to help determine the gender of nouns, exceptions abound. Practice is key to becoming proficient in this aspect of Portuguese grammar.

2. Gender and Number Agreement

The gendered nouns we saw above have a large repercussion in the language, namely, they will impact other words surrounding them. 

Accordingly, articles, adjectives, and other word classes will agree with the noun they refer to concerning gender. 

But wait! Not only will they agree in gender (masculine/feminine) but also in number (singular/plural).

For example, Portuguese definite and indefinite articles will have 4 different forms depending on the gender and number of the noun they are referring to: 

Definite articles
Masculine singular: o 
Feminine singular: a 
Masculine plural: os 
Feminine plural: as 

Indefinite articles
Masculine singular: um 
Feminine singular: uma 
Masculine plural: uns
Feminine plural: umas 

By and large, the same principle applies to adjectives and other word classes. 

Here’s an example where the noun’s gender (carro  → masculine, casa → feminine) will impact what the articles, possessive pronouns, and adjectives surrounding it look like:

O meu carro é branco. (My car is white.)
A minha casa é branca. (My house is white.)

The same applies concerning number: 

O meu carro é branco. (My car is white.)
Os meus carros são brancos. (My cars are white.)

3. Verb Conjugation

Compared to other languages (including English), Portuguese has a relatively complex verb system with way more verb conjugations.

See, Portuguese verbs are conjugated to indicate tense, aspect, mood, and person. If we assume the existence of 3 tenses, 3 aspects, 3 moods, and 6 person-subjects, then, in theory, we’d end up with 3x3x3x6 = 162  verb conjugations. (It doesn’t work exactly like that in practice, but you get the idea.)

Furthermore, Portuguese has regular and irregular verbs. Concerning the former, there are three sets of regular conjugations (each having its own conjugational pattern).

For instance, here’s how we conjugate the regular verb Falar (to speak) in the Present tense:

Eu falo (I speak)
Tu falas (you speak)
Ele/elas fala (he/she speaks)
Nós falamos  (we speak)
Vocês falam (you speak)
Eles/elas falam (they speak)

Irregular verbs, on the other hand, will require more individual memorization. But fear not! Consistent practice will help you become more comfortable with the Portuguese verb system.

4. Word Order

Portuguese word order generally follows the Subject-Verb-Object (SVO) pattern. However, like in many languages, word order can be flexible depending on context and emphasis. 

In general, pronouns come before verbs and adjectives often follow nouns. Adverbs, on the other hand, usually come after the verb. For example:

Eu gosto muito de música. (I really like music.)
Ele é um bom cantor. (He is a good singer.)

For a more complete introduction to Portuguese Grammar, take a look at this article: Portuguese Grammar: A Beginners Guide.

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