A Grammar of Spoken Brazilian Portuguese by Earl W. Thomas

By Earl W. Thomas

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Do you want to sell your car? 1 8. He passed down the street in his maroon caro 19. My brother is going to write to yours. 20. Your house is ta11 and white. Is this your car ar his? Did he understand his lesson? I went through the park this aftemoon. Exercise F. Say in Portuguese : 19. As far as the avenue. 20. Behind the theater 2 1 . ln front of the house. 22. With the orphans. 23. At night. 24. By the professor. 25. From the city. 26. Until Sunday. 27 . ln (the) summer. 28. [Leaving] for Portugal.

A. The agent by whom something is done is expressed with por. A porta é aberta pelo menino. The door is opened by the boy. b. Por = for (the sake of). Ele faz isso só por fazer. faz isso pelo filho. O homem C. He does that just for the sake of doing it. The man does that for (the sake of) his sono Por = through. I walked (alI) through the house. Eu andei pela casa. 52. Possessive adjectives and pronouns of the third person . Although historically the adjec­ tive seu applies to the third person, either singular or plural, and is regularly so used today in the written language, in BF the word seu is reserved only for the meaning "your," whether the subject is the familiar você or the more formal o senhor, or their plurais.

5. Wear your coat. 6. Leam this lesson. 7 . Take off your shoes. 8. Play in the yard. 9. Be good. 1 0. Drink your coffee. Lesson XI 57. The irregular verb poder, can, may, be able. Forms of the present and preterit indicative. eu Você ele nós vocês eles Present Preteri! posso /ó/ pode /ó/ pode podemos /pu/ podem /ó/ podem pude pôde pôde pudemos puderam /é/ puderam Note the difference in pronunciation between pode, present tense, and pôde, preterit. But podemos and pudemos are pronounced alike. Poder is followed by the infinitive without a preposition.

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