Portuguese Feminine

If you're trying to learn Portuguese Feminine you will find some useful resources including a course about genders: Feminine and Masculine... to help you with your Portuguese grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Portuguese. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Portuguese Feminine

Learning the Portuguese Feminine displayed below is vital to the language. Portuguese feminine refers to female qualities attributed specifically to women and girls or things considered feminine. The complement to feminine is masculine.

Grammar Tips:

To form a feminine word from the masculine in Portuguese, you simply add (-a) if the word ends in a consonant. But if a word ends in a vowel then you need to remove the vowel before adding the “a”. Here are some examples:

Filho (son) becomes filha (daughter), aluno (student masc.) becomes aluna (student fem.)

Note that some words cannot change into feminine; instead a whole new word should be used, example: Homem (man), Mulher (woman).


Here are some examples:

English FemininePortuguese Feminine
FeminineFeminino
he is happyele está feliz
she is happyela está feliz
he is Americanele é americano
she is Americanela é americana
manhomem
womanmulher
fatherpai
mothermãe
brotherirmão
sisterirmã
uncletio
aunttia
bulltouro
cowvaca
boymenino
girlmenina

Notice the structure of the Feminine in Portuguese.

List of Feminine in Portuguese

Below is a list of objects, can you determine whether they're feminine, masculine or plural in Portuguese? Memorizing this table will also help you add very useful and important words to your Portuguese vocabulary.

English VocabularyPortuguese Vocabulary
objectsobjetos
bathroombanheiro
bedcama
bedroomquarto
ceilingteto
chaircadeira
clothesroupas
coatcasaco
cupxícara
deskescrivaninha
dressvestido
floorandar
forkgarfo
furnituremóveis
glassvidro
hatchapéu
housecasa
inktinta
jacketjaqueta
kitchencozinha
knifefaca
lamplâmpada
lettercarta
mapmapa
newspaperjornal
notebookcaderno
pantscalças
paperpapel
pencaneta
pencillápis
pharmacyfarmácia
picturefotografia, quadro
platechapa
refrigeratorgeladeira
restaurantrestaurante
rooftelhado
roomquarto
rugtapete
scissorstesoura
shampooxampu
shirtcamisa
shoessapatos
soapsabão, sabonete
socksmeias
spooncolher
tablemesa
toilettoalete
toothbrushescova de dentes
toothpastecreme dental
toweltoalha
umbrellaguarda-chuva
underwearroupa íntima
wallparede
walletcarteira
windowjanela
telephonetelefone

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