This page contains a table including the following: Portuguese/ Brazilian Prepositions and linking expressions. Try to memorize the way they're used because they're very important in communication, and might be very helpful to convey your most important expressions. Make sure to check our Learn Portuguese page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.
A preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. A preposition usually indicates the temporal, spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence as in the example in the table below.
Most prepositions would begin with the link word ‘em’ and after the preposition would follow ‘de’. These help put the preposition words into context and help the flow of sentences in Portuguese.
|English Prepositions||Portuguese Prepositions|
|The keyboard is on the desk||O teclado está na escrivaninha|
|The carpet is under the table||O tapete está de baixo da mesa|
|The tree is in front of the building||A árvore ésta na frente do edifício|
|The child is hiding behind his mother||A criança esconde atrás da sua mãe|
The most common prepositions are: after (depois), at (em), before (antes), between (entre), under (baixo), on (cima), in (em), out (fora), behind (atrás) … (for a longer list, see the table at the bottom of this page).
Here are some examples of demonstrative prepositions in the table below, note that just like in English, they're used very often in Portuguese:
Below are some prepositions in Portuguese or Brazilian with their pronunciation. Try to memorize the prepositions below, because they’re very important and used daily.
|Vocaublary||Portuguese Prepositions||Portuguese Pronunciation|
|In front of||Em frente||EN-FREN-TE|
|Instead of||Em vez||EN-VEZ|
|Next to||Ao lado||OW-LA-DO|
|On top of||Em cima||EN-SEE-MA|
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