Do we use the before Portugal?

Similar to how we use “the” in English, Portuguese definite articles also appear before a noun. O ladrão foi apanhado em flagrante.

Are countries masculine or feminine in Portuguese?

In Portuguese, we usually use the definite articles to talk about countries. We use the article a (singular) and as (plural) before countries that have feminine names. When the country is masculine, we use o and os. There are some exceptions when the name of the country is neutral, therefore we don’t use any article.

How do you use Portuguese prepositions?

Correct use of prepositions is just one of those things you have to learn through experience. There are places where prepositions are required in Portuguese where they wouldn’t be in English, and vice-versa.



Portuguese prepositions
Portuguese English
acima de above
antes de/perante before
após/depois de after

Are cities masculine or feminine in Portuguese?

In Portuguese, there are a couple of masculine city names: Porto, Funchal, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Lobito, Huambo… These are typically names formed by the conversion of a pre-existing noun that was already masculine. Most city names are feminine.

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Do we use the before Europe?

“An” is never used before the word Europe. Even if you were to use the word European in a sentence you would use “a”. For example, “Germany is a European country.” Always use “an” before a vowel sound and “a” before a consonant sound. European has the “y” consonant sound, therefore, you would use “a”.

Is Portugal a masculine country?

The fundamental issue here is what motivates people, wanting to be the best (Masculine) or liking what you do (Feminine). Portugal scores 31 on this dimension and is a country where the key word is consensus.

What does à mean in Portuguese?

À is used in Portuguese to represent a contraction of the feminine singular definite article A with the preposition A.

What is the difference between DE and do in Portuguese?

“De” means of. “Da” and “Do” mean of the. The difference between them is that “da” is feminine and “do” is masculine. They used to be pronounced separately, -de a, de o.

What is your name in Portuguese?

what’s your name? qual é o seu nome?

Is Apple masculine or feminine in Portuguese?

Nouns ending in “ã”:



a maçã = apple.

Is Portugal feminine or masculine in French?

(masculine country) du Portugal. (feminine country) de France. (country that begins with a vowel) d’Italie. (plural country) des États-Unis.



la France le Portugal les États-Unis
l’Italie le Mexique les États Fédérés de Micronésie
l’Argentine le Belize les Salomon
l’Espagne le Cambodge les Maldives

Are verbs gendered in Portuguese?

Unlike English, most Portuguese words have a gender: ♂ masculine or ♀ feminine. Sometimes you’ll notice patterns, such as the -o ending in many masculine words and the -a ending in many feminine words. There are many, many exceptions, however, so you can’t always rely on that rule.

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Can I use the before my name?

You don’t use the before names or proper nouns that identify a person. If you do this with a proper name it sounds like you are trying to depersonalize someone (i.e. consider them a mere thing) and can be considered rude, condescending, and awkward.

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