Portuguese Question Words

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7. Portuguese Question Words

Question or interrogative words for asking information questions in Portuguese:

what o que* which qual (quais)
who quem how much quanto (-a) (-s)
how como how many quanto (-a) (-s)
when quando whom a quem
where onde whose de quem
why por que*

* The word que always receives the circumflex when it is placed at the end of a sentence.

Você está procurando o quê? You’re looking for what?
Ele acha isso por quê?
(Why) does he think so?

Notice that qual changes to quais when the following word is plural, while quanto agrees in gender and number with the noun that follows. Change final -o to -a for feminine, and add -s for plural.


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