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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