Indefinite Pronouns in Portuguese

three students having fun during rio de janeiro's carnival. example of indefinite pronouns in portuguese: "todos os alunos ficaram animados no carnaval!"

Hey, hey galera! How are you doing? In our Dica today, we are going to take a look at indefinite pronouns in Portuguese. Let’s see how they work!

What are Indefinite Pronouns in Portuguese?

Indefinite pronouns in Portuguese refer to one or more unspecified people, objects, or places. These pronouns are useful when you don’t know the exact person, object, or place to which they refer, that is, when you can’t specify the information you are talking about. Look at and listen to the list below of indefinite pronouns in Portuguese:

Algum / Alguma / Alguns / AlgumasSome, any, a few
AlguémSomeone, somebody
AlgoSomething
Certo / Certa / Certos / CertasCertain
Nenhum / NenhumaNone, no
NinguémNo one, nobody
Quanto / Quanta / Quantos / QuantasHow many
Tanto / Tanta / Tantos / TantasAs many
Vários, váriasSeveral
Muito / Muita / Muitos / MuitasMany
Pouco / Pouca / Poucos / PoucasFew
Outro / Outra / Outros / OutrasOther
QualquerAny
Todo / Toda / Todos / TodasAll
TudoEverything
NadaNothing
CadaEach / every

Examples with Indefinite Pronouns in Portuguese

Look at the following examples with these pronouns in Portuguese:

Estamos procurando alguns bons livros para estudar português.
We are looking for some good books to study Portuguese.

Eu fui até sua casa, mas não havia ninguém lá.
I went to your house, but there was nobody there.

Você tem algum dinheiro? Porque eu não tenho nada.
Do you have any money? Because I don’t have anything.

Sempre há várias opções de festa na Lapa, só precisamos escolher a melhor.
There are several options for parties in Lapa, we just need to choose the best one.

Estou comendo pouco açúcar porque preciso perder peso.
I am eating little sugar because I need to lose weight.

Ela tem poucos, mas ótimos amigos.
She has only a few, but incredibly good friends.

Eles não têm outras coisas para fazer essa semana.
They don’t have anything else to do this week.

Na verdade, nós não nos importamos com a marca da cerveja, bebemos qualquer uma.
Actually, we don’t care about the beer brand, we drink anything.

Tudo estará pronto até o fim da semana. Não se preocupe!
Everything will be ready by the end of the week. Don’t worry!

Eu conheço alguém que pode falar três idiomas.
I know somebody who can speak three languages.

Now it’s your turn!

1) Now you’ve seen some sentences with indefinite pronouns. How about practicing a little? Complete the sentences using the correct indefinite pronoun:

  • Você sabe de _____ lugar para comprar bons livros?
  • Ele conhece ______ que já visitou mais de dez países.
  • Você ouviu ______ coisa?
  • Eu não vi _____.
  • Ela sabe de _____.
  • Não gostei destes óculos. Você tem _____?
  • Você tem _____ preferência para o almoço? Não. ______ coisa está bem para mim.
  • Nós bebemos ______ cervejas ontem.
  • Procurei, mas não encontrei ______ informação sobre o livro.
  • Ontem, eu li _____ artigos para a minha prova.

2) Take a look at the image and build sentences with indefinite pronouns! Don’t forget to check the answers at the end of the Dica.

Exercise with Indefinite Pronouns in Portuguese: Alguém, Ninguém, Todos, Algumas, Várias, Poucos, Muitos -> Viajar para o Rio, Visitar o Cristo, Aulas de Português, Comida, Estudantes, Minutos, Pessoas.

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  Click on the links below to see more relates Dicas
Indefinite Articles in Portuguese
Preposition EM with Indefinite Articles
Para in Portuguese
Portuguese Contractions

Answers

1)

  • Algum
  • Alguém
  • Alguma
  • Nada/ninguém
  • Tudo
  • Outros
  • Alguma, Qualquer
  • Algumas/muitas
  • Muita
  • Poucos/alguns/muitos/vários

2)

  • Alguém vai viajar para o Rio.
  • Ninguém visitou o Cristo esta semana. 
  • Todas as aulas de Português são divertidas!
  • Algumas comidas são muito apimentadas.
  • Vários estudantes estão na praia agora.
  • Em poucos minutos chegamos na praia de Copacabana.
  • Muitas pessoas estão fazendo aulas de Português online

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