How to use demonstrative pronouns in Portuguese

How to use demonstrative pronouns in Portu­guese

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Portu­guese demonstrative pronouns : this

Demonstrative pronouns are used with nouns to make them more specific. The English demonstrative pronoun 'this' is 'este' or 'esta' in Portuguese. The word 'este' is used with masculine words and the word 'esta' is used with feminine words.


esta mulher
this woman
esta pedra
this stone
esta casa
this house
este homem
this man
este menino
this boy
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Learn to get by in Portuguese with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Portuguese greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Há muitos turistas.
There are many tourists.
Há muitos cachorros.
There are many dogs.
Há muitos gatos.
There are many cats.
Há muitas crianças.
There are many children.
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Step 6 : Portu­guese demonstrative pronouns

Demonstrative pronouns are used to refer to specific objects and their locations. In English, this would be the words this and these to refer to objects which are near and that and those to refer to objects which are further away. Using the nouns livro, cadeira and porta (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use the demonstrative pronouns with each of these nouns (this book, that chair, these doors). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Portuguese demonstrative pronouns including useful examples. After you've learned to use the Portuguese demonstrative pronouns with the nouns livro, cadeira and porta and the plural nouns livros, cadeiras and portas you can move on to Step 7 (Portuguese adjectives).

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