Articles

  1. The Definite Article
  2. The Indefinite Article

1. The Definite Article 

The definite article is used before nouns. It specifies the noun and at the same time it indicates its gender (masculine and feminine) and number (singular and plural).

 

livro caneta the book/pen
os livros as canetas the books/pens

2. The Indefinite Article

 

The indefinite article is used before nouns. It does not specify a noun. 

 

um livro uma caneta a book/pen