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Portuguese alphabet and characters

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Portuguese alphabet (lowe case)

Portuguese grammar rules

There are two grammatical genders in Portuguese:

  • masculine
  • feminine

And two numbers

  • singular
  • plural

The Latin case system has been lost, but personal pronouns are still declined for subject, object of verb and object of preposition.

Portuguese formatting rules

First day of the weekSunday (traditionally), Monday (as per ISO 8601)
Working daysMonday to Friday
Short date formatd/M/yyyy
e.g. 24/3/2016
Long date formatd de MMMM de yyyy
e.g. 24 de março de 2016

Portuguese capitalisation usage

  • People’s names.
  • Geographical names (of countries, counties/states, cities etc.).
  • Always follow the capitalization used in the English text.

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