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
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good
bom
bad
mau
new
novo
old
velho
small
pequeno
large / big
grande
long
longo
short
curto
cheap
barato
expensive
caro
light / clear
luz
claro

dark
escuro
late
tarde
early
cedo
interesting
interessante
boring
chato
tired
cansado
easy / simple
fácil
simples

for free
grátis
right / correct
certo
correto

wrong
errado
strong
forte
weak
fraco

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