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I just came across this phrase and want to make sure I know what is happening here.

eu tô numa loja

eu = I

Numa = em + uma (?)

loja = store

tô = ?

google translate say it means 'm what does it really mean?

For learning: Portuguese
Base language: English
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    On the other hand, if you use "tô" when SPEAKING with a Portuguese speaker in an informal context (or even texting), you sound more fluent by doing so. (although this contraction is overlooked by orthodox grammar)

    tô actually is wrong use ,the right word is ESTOU ,but TÔ is used only in informal conversation , I advice you dont use Estou.
    Eu estou numa loja.

    tô = estou (short form)
    eu tô = eu estou (i'm = i am)
    numa = em uma = (in / at) + a

    eu tô numa loja = i am in a store

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