Grammatical gender in Brazilian Portuguese

This page outlines use of grammatical gender in Brazilian Portuguese.

Like other Romance languages including French and Italian, Brazilian Portuguese has grammatical gender, which means that most nouns are either masculine or feminine.  

Other words including pronouns and adjectives will change their endings to agree with the noun they are referring to:

my house is oldminha casa é velha
my flat/apartment is oldmeu apartamento é velho

In the example above, house/casa is a feminine noun, which changes the ending of the adjective to velha.  In contrast, apartment/apartamento is a masculine noun, changing the ending of the adjective to velho.

See here for more information about nouns in Brazilian Portuguese

See here for more information about how grammatical gender changes adjectives in Brazilian Portuguese

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