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Free Online Portuguese Lessons.
Free Teach yourself Portuguese Guide.
In this section you will learn how to do the following.
Learn days of the week Monday to Sunday.
Understand all the Months and how they sound.
Learn how to express years in numerical form like the Portuguese.
Learn today, yesterday etc.
Free Portuguese Lesson 5: Learn to do say Days Weeks Months in Poruguese.
The Portuguese have 2 ways of expressing the days of the week.
First you need to know the word Feira, This is to go with ever day of the week except Saturday and Sunday. It actually means market, holiday or festival
Monday: Segunda Feira ( segnda is the second as the Portuguese start of the week is Sunday
Tuesday: Terca Feira Pronounces Terssa ( Terca being third )
Wednesday: Quarta Feira Pronounced Kwarta ( once again Quarta is four Quatro )
Thursday: Quinta Feira Pronounced Keen Ta
Friday: Sexta Feira Pronounced Sesh Ta.
Saturday: Sabado Pronounced pretty much like its spelt sab a doo
Sunday: Domimgo Pronounced again like its spelt Dom ing oo
When saying Monday, Tuesday etc you dont need to add the Feira unless the topic of conversation is not known. You can just say I was shopping sexta, segunda, etc
January: Janeiro Pronounces Shan ay roo
February: Fevereiro Pronounces Fev e r ay you
March: Marco Pronounces Mar soo
April: Abril Pronounces Abril
May: Maio Pronounces Mayoo
June: Junho Pronounces Joo noo
July: Julho Pronounces joo loo
August: Agosto Pronounces aww gust oo
September: Setembro Pronounces ss tem broo
October: Outobro Pronounces Ot oo broo
November: Novembro Pronounces nov em broo
December: Dezembro Pronounces dzz emb roo
To specify a given year like 1920 you have to say it in full numbers form.
1920 = Mil ( 1000 ) novecentos (900) E vinte (20)
1921 = Mil ( 1000 ) novecentos (900) E vinte un (21)
Some useful words to augment the days of the week.
Today: Hoje Pronounces osh ( remember the H is never sounded in Portuguese)
Tomorrow: Amanha Pronounces Am an yha
Yesterday: Ontem Pronounces On teng
The day before yesterday: Anti Ontem.
Week: Semanha Pronounces Sem ahn a
Next Week: Proxima Semanha Pronounces Pross I ma, Sem ahn a
Last Week: Semanha Passada. Pronounces Sem ahn a, Pass aa da
Month: Mes Pronounces Mesh.