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Adjectives

In Portuguese, adjectives are mostly placed behind the noun they modify.

Há tantas praisas bonitas!There are so many beautiful beaches!


Also, each adjective should match its noun in number (singular or plural) and gender (masculine or feminine). When you talk about a mixed group of several people of which some are male and some are female, the masculine form of the adjective is used.
As turistas são brasileiras.The tourists are Brasilian.
Os estudantes são holandêses.The students are Dutch.
A senhorita é francesa.The young lady is French.


Now, let's have a look at some special adjectives that indicate nationalities. Here are some examples. The feminine form is always given in parentheses:

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brasileiro
(brasileira)

português
(portuguesa)

americano
(americana)

italiano
(italiana)

alemão
(alemã)

francês
(francesa)

holandês
(holandesa)

espanhol
(espanhola)

argentino
(argentina)

mexicano
(mexicana)

inglês
(inglesa)

australiano
(australiana)

polaco
(polaca)

ruso
(rusa)




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