Site Feedback

Undecided questions
Abbreviations

For example, when is it ok to use "pro" and "pra"?

More examples: num, numa

Is this accepted in formal writing or only in everyday speech?

For learning: Portuguese
Base language: English
Category: Language

Share:

2 comments

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

     

    Answers

    Sort by:

    "pro" and "pra" is only in everyday speech.
    "num" and "numa" is accepted in everyday speech and formally.

    we use "pro" and "pra" only in everyday speech. The correct/formal is "para um" ou "para uma".
    E.g.: Nós fomos pra festa
    Nós fomos para a festa

    Samething for "num" and "numa". The formal way is "em um" and "em uma"
    E.g. Eles estavam num carro
    Eles estavam em um carro

    Submit your answer


    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.