Gender Agreement in Portuguese

Concordância de Gênero em português

Introduction Introdução
Grammatical genders are merely a system of categorizing nouns. While grammatical and biological gender often coincide, it is not always necessary that they do. For example objects that are not people or animals do not have biological gender, so it is merely the words used to describe them that have gender, not the objects themselves.

It is important to know the gender of nouns because the articles and adjectives used with them inflect based on their gender. This is called gender agreement. For example, feminine nouns require that articles used with them be in the feminine form.
Masculine
Masculino
Feminine
Feminino
Play pão
bread
Play irmão
brother
Play janeiro
January
Play urso
bear
Play suco
juice
Play baço
spleen
Play corpo
body
Play leão
lion
Play banana
banana
Play tia
aunt
Play laranja
orange
Play vaca
cow
Play segunda-feira
monday
Play fruta
fruit
Play sobremesa
dessert
Play notícias
news
Play água
water
Play terça-feira
tuesday
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