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Free Beginners Guide to Speaking Portuguese. Lessons on Line
Free Teach yourself Portuguese Guide.
In this section you will learn how to do the following.
Count Single Numbers 1 -
Learn 11 -
Learn all the Tens 20 to 100
Free Lesson 3: Learn Portuguese Numbers.
Numbers are very important for everyday tasks like shopping and ordering beer. You will get by by sticking 2 or 3 finders up and pointing but its far more impressive if you an actually order the quantity of items you want without using your fingers.
So lets get started at the beginning.
The basics of it is if it the word ends in an O it is male and if it ends in and A it is female.
1: un or uma. Pronounced Ung & Uma depending if the word is female or male. For a male word ending in O you use un, for a female word ending in A you use uma, uma cerveja ( 1 beer ) un carro ( 1 car )
2: dois or duas pronounced Doish & Doo ash. again the rule applies for female words or male words, dois for male words ending in O and Duas for female words ending in A
3: Tres pronounces Traysh.
4: Quatro Sounds just Like it spelt.
5: Cinco Pronounced Sin koo
6: Seis Pronounces Saysh
7: Sete Pronounces Set
8: Oito Pronounces oi too
9: Nove Pronounces nov like in novice
10: Dez Pronounces Desh
11: Onze Pronounced like its spelt Oon zz
12: Doze Pronounced like a dose from bulldozer
13: Treze Pronounced almost like its spelt but in some northern regions its pronounces like Trailz
14: Quatorze Pronounced Car Torres like car doors
15: Quinze Pronounced like Keen with a z Keenz
16: Dezesseis Pronounced des eh saysh
17: Dezessete Pronounced Des ah set 16 & 17 can sound very similar to each other when the locals say them so you will have to listen carefully
18: Dezoito Pronounced Dez oi too
19: Dezenove Pronounced Z a nov like in novice.
20: Vinte Pronounced Vint like Lint but with a V.
Portuguese numbers are pretty simple once you have learnt 1 -
To say 21 you just say 20 vinte and ad the 1 un-
So 22 = vinte e dois or vinte e duas ( e means and )
23 vinte e tres and so on.
31 Trina e un 32 trinta e dois 33 trinta e tres 34 trinta e quatro 35 trinta e cinco Etc same pattern for all of the tens
100: Cem Pronounced seng