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Jan 26, 2008 5:26 PM
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This is not accurate, Caloni. Generally speaking, the plural -ões is used as a rendering of Latin plural -ones of the third declension (in the accusative case, of course, from which almost all Latin nouns of the Portuguese language came from). Examples:

lat. nom. sing. definitio:
lat. acc. sing. definitionem => port. sing. definição
lat. acc. pl. definitiones  => pot. pl. definições

lat. nom. sing. ratio:
lat. acc. sing. rationem => port. sing. razão
lat. acc. pl. rationes => port. pl. razões

This is a general rule for all "abstract" nouns derived from Latin words that ended in -onem/-ones, a pair that always correspond to -ão/-ões in Portuguese.
December 31, 2009
Hi! Well, actually there's no rule for that. Nowadays, the most common sense is to use "ãos" for new words, but the old ones you got to decorate their plural forms.

August 11, 2009

Um (one) avião.
Dois ou mais (two or more) aviões.  

May 1, 2009
you can use tu or você when talking to your friends ,workmates, and with children. você is more common than tu in brazil.
ex: você quer ir fazer compras comigo, Maria?=would you like to go shopping with me, Maria

you use senhor and senhora when adressing to a person you do not know and normaly is not a teenager. 
 ex: could you please, give me some tips on how to learn portuguese= você poderia me dar algumas dicas de como aprender portugues.

February 25, 2009

plural of words...

how can you distinguish which word takes oes or öes or aes... :S something like that?.

aviao --> aviöes... but there must be a certain rule of it..

August 21, 2008
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Iuri Lammel
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