Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Portuguese adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Portuguese“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishPortuguesePronunciation
(Audio)
goodbom
badmau
newnovo
oldvelho
smallpequeno
large / biggrande
longlongo
shortcurto
cheapbarato
expensivecaro
light / clearluz / claro
darkescuro
latetarde
earlycedo
interestinginteressante
boringchato
tiredcansado
easy / simplefácil / simples
for freegrátis
right / correctcerto / correto
wrongerrado
strongforte
weakfraco
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