Olá meus amigos!
Hope you enjoyed last week’s newsletter, where you learnt how to ask simple questions in Portuguese.
In today’s lesson, we will learn…
Hints for learning Portuguese FAST!
Most English words are actually quite similar to Portuguese, due to their Latin route.
So here a few examples that will blow your mind!
English words ending in -ation —> change it to -ção
Population - População
Administration - Administração
Identification - Identificação
Transformation - Transformação
Communication - Comunicação
Information - Informação
Destination - Destinação
Imagination - Imaginação
Education - Educação
Medication - Medicação
Nation - Nação
English words ending in -ity —> change it to -dade
City - Cidade
Simplicity - Simplicidade
Naturality - Naturalidade
Capacity - Capacidade
Anxiety - Ansiedade
Identity - Identidade
English words ending in -lly or -ly —> change it to -mente
Naturally - Naturalmente
Genetically - Geneticamente
Recently - Recentemente
Intensely - Intensamente
Apparently - Aparentemente
English words ending in -ence or -ency —> change it to -ência
Essence - Essência
Frequence - Frequência
Conscience - Consciência
Urgence - Urgência
Science - Ciência
English words ending in -al —> it stays the same!
Fatal - Fatal
Total - Total
General - General
Here are some simple exercises you can do at home, to practise what you have just learnt.
Please translate the following to Portuguese:
This population has apparently a lot of education.
The medication is fatal.
The essence of life is, naturally, the simplicity of the little things.
Your conscience is genetically controlled.
Science has recently changed.
Finally! This was not just from our imagination!
I hope this lesson was useful!
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Obrigada e até à próxima!