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Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners

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English: Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners
In this lesson, you will learn the Top 10 Portuguese Sentence Patterns for Beginners. Even though you may already know some Portuguese vocabulary, perhaps you’re finding it difficult to string together coherent sentences. This lesson will break down the key components of 10 basic Portuguese sentence patterns, while also giving you an example of each one. Take your Portuguese to the next level by formulating clear, well-organized Portuguese sentences!

P.S. Be sure to click on the links below to take relevant lessons to learn even more about each sentence pattern!
Onde fica [A (noun with article/singular)]?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Onde fica [A (noun with article/singular)]?
- English: Where is [A (noun with article/singular)?

■ Example

- Entry: Onde fica a padaria?
- English: Where is the bakery?
Meu nome é [A (noun)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Meu nome é [A (noun)].
- English: My name is [A (noun)].

■ Example

- Entry: Meu nome é José.
- English: My name is Jose.
Você fala [A (language)]?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Você fala [A (language)]?
- English: Do you speak [A (language)]?

■ Example

- Entry: Você fala português?
- English: Do you speak Portuguese?
Eu sou de [A (country with article or city)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Eu sou de [A (country with article or city)].
- English: I am from [A (country with article or city)].

■ Example

- Entry: Eu sou de São Paulo.
- English: I am from Sao Paulo.
Eu tenho [A (age)] anos.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Eu tenho [A (age)] anos.
- English: I am [A (age)] years old.

■ Example

- Entry: Eu tenho 30 anos.
- English: I am 30 years old.
Eu estou em [A (place with article)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Eu estou em [A (place with article)].
- English: I am at [A (place)].

■ Example

- Entry: Eu estou no supermercado.
- English: I am at the supermarket.
Eu estou [B (verb in -ing form)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Eu estou [B (verb in -ing form)].
- English: I am [B (verb is -ing form)].

■ Example

- Entry: Eu estou estudando.
- English: I am studying.
Eu gosto de [A (noun or verb)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Eu gosto de [A (noun or verb)].
- English: I like [A (noun or verb)].

■ Example

- Entry: Eu gosto de nadar.
- English: I like swimming.
Eu sou [A (noun)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Eu sou [A (noun)].
- English: I am [A (noun)].

■ Example

- Entry: Eu sou professor.
- English: I am a teacher.
[A noun or pronoun in 2nd or 3rd sing form] é [B adjective].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: [A noun or pronoun in 2nd or 3rd sing form] é [B adjective].
- English: [A noun or pronoun in 2nd or 3rd sing form] is/are [B adjective].

■ Example

- Entry: Você é bonita.
- English: You are beautiful.
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Tuesday at 10:24 am
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Can you make sample sentences using these patterns?

PortuguesePod101.com
Wednesday at 1:47 am
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Hi William,


Thanks for posting!


Please note that "inglês" (English), "chinês" (Chinese) and "francês" (French) have an accent on the "e": "ê".👍


Keep up practicing and in case of any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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William
Sunday at 11:55 pm
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Oi,

Onde fica a churrascaria? Eu gosto de carne de boi bem passada.

Voce fala ingles? Voce fala chines? Voce fala frances?

Eu estou Canadense.

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Friday at 6:40 am
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Hi Matei,


Nice to meet you!


Just a minor note: We use "Eu sou da Romênia." (I'm from Romania.) as "Romênia" is a feminine proper noun and requires "da" (preposition "de" plus feminine article "a" = "da").


Please check out this lesson for more details on this subject:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/lesson/learn-portuguese-in-three-minutes-11-what-is-your-nationality/


Looking forward to seeing you often here!


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Mădăras Matei
Thursday at 7:33 pm
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Yes: Oi, tudo bem! Meu nome é Matei.Eu tenho 30 anos.Eu sou de Roménia.

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Thursday at 5:46 pm
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Hi Ronnie,


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Hope this helps!


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ronnie
Monday at 2:47 pm
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Muito obrigado, meu nome ronnie, eu soude kampala, i am new here but having so much interest in learning the Portuguese language and i would really like to have some friends i can practice it with because it is very hard to find someone speaking it here in Uganda. My what's up number is +256782336385. Thank you so much for the support