Portuguese Pronouns

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Portuguese Pronouns

Learning the Portuguese Pronouns displayed below is vital to the language. Portuguese pronouns include personal pronouns (refer to the persons speaking, the persons spoken to, or the persons or things spoken about), indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns (connect parts of sentences) and reciprocal or reflexive pronouns (in which the object of a verb is being acted on by verb's subject).

Grammar Tips:

In English personal pronouns are (I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they), and (me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them), In Portuguese, the personal pronouns are:

Eu (I), tu (you), ele (he), ela (she), 

Nós (we), Vós (you plural) eles …(they masc.), elas (they fem.)

Examples: Eu aprendo (I learn), tu aprendes (you learn), ele aprende (he learns), ela aprende (she learns), nós aprendemos (we learn), vós aprendéis (you learn [plural, friendly]), eles aprendem (they learn), elas aprendem (they learn).

But in portuguese you can use the verb without the personal pronouns(Null subject- not expressed), because it can be identify by the verbal agreement  (ex.: «[Eu] Digo o que quero»).([I] say what [ I ]want.

Indirect Object Pronouns:

Indirect object pronouns are words that replace the indirect object, which is usually a person.

Me (me), te (you), le (him, her, you (formal), nos (us), vos (you), les (them):

Examples: Dá-me o livro (give me the book). Amo-te (I love you).

Possessive Pronouns:

Meu (mine masc.), minha (mine fem.), meus (mine, plural masc.), minhas (mine, plural fem.), teu(s) / tua(s) (yours), seu / sua (his, hers), nosso(s) / nossa(s) (ours), vosso(s) / vossa(s) (yours), seus / suas (theirs).


Here are some examples:

English PronounsPortuguese Pronouns
PronounsPronomes
Ieu
youvocê
heele
sheela
wenós
theyeles, elas
meme
youvocê
himlhe
herlhe
usnós
themos
mymeu
yourseu
hisseu (dele)
hersua (dela)
ournosso
theirseus
minemeu
yoursseu (de você)
hisseu (dele)
herssua (dela)
oursnosso, nossa
theirsseus, suas (deles, delas)

Notice the structure of the Pronouns in Portuguese.

List of Pronouns in Portuguese

Below is a list of the Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns in Portuguese placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Portuguese vocabulary.

English PronounsPortuguese Pronouns
I speakfalo
you speakvocê fala
he speaksele fala
she speaksela fala
we speakfalamos
they speakeles falam
give meme dê
give youdar-lhe
give himdar-lhe
give herdar-lhe
give usdar-nos
give themdar-lhes
my bookmeu livro
your bookseu livro
his bookseu livro
her bookseu livro
our booknosso livro
their bookseu livro

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