Ponto in Portuguese

example of ponto in portuguese:você sabe qual é o próximo ponto?

Hi there, friends! In today’s Dica we’ll discuss all the different meanings of the word ponto in Portuguese. Did you know we can use this word in many different ways? Let’s take a look!

Types of Ponto in Portuguese

  • Ponto: you can use as a period at the end of a sentence, or as a dot in your email. This is the grammatical use of ponto.
  • Ponto de Ônibus: Although, if you need a bus, you better search for a ponto de ônibus (bus stop). We have lots of them in here in Copacabana.
  • Ponto Cirúrgico: If you cut yourself badly, the doctor will give you a ponto cirúrgico (stitches).
  • Pontos do Jogo: But if you watch a football match, you should look at pontos do jogo (score).
  • Ponto Eletrônico: Some companies in Brazil use a ponto eletrônico (digital punch clock) to record the working hours of their employees, using a card or a fingerprint scan.
  • Ponto Fraco: The weakest or most vulnerable part of something or someone, you would call it ponto fraco.
  • Ponto G: It is an erogenous zone of the female vagina in the inner part, which leads to orgasms. Did you know that the Ponto G is actually called the Ponto Gräfenberg, after the scientist who discovered this zone?
  • Entregar os Pontos: Do you know when you are playing a game and you know you will lose? Entregar os pontos means giving up before you lose.
  • Dormir no Ponto: This doesn’t mean sleep! Dormir no ponto is used when you want to tell somebody they are letting opportunities pass.
  • Ao Ponto: This is for when you come study Portuguese in Brazil and go out to try our churrasco! Ao ponto is the medium cooking of a meat, neither rare nor well done.
  • Ponto Morto: You know when you’re driving and need to put the transmission in neutral, so you don’t activate the engine? Ponto morto is appropriate for when the car is stationary, either parked or during a traffic jam.
  • Ponto Final: It can mean the last dot of a text, or when you decide that you are not going to do something anymore. This is also ponto final!

Examples of Ponto in Portuguese

O ponto é usado no final das frases.
The dot is used at the end of sentences.

Eu caí de bicicleta e precisei levar pontos no braço.
I fell off my bike and had to have stitches in my arm.

Esperei 10 minutos pelo ônibus no ponto.
I waited 10 minutes for the bus at the bus stop.

Meu amigo me disse os pontos do jogo.
My friend told me the score of the game.

Carlos usa ponto eletrônico no trabalho.
Carlos uses a digital punch clock at his work.

Meu ponto fraco é a minha autoestima.
My weakness is my self-esteem.

Você sabe onde fica o Ponto G?
Do you know where the G-spot is?

É muito cedo para entregar os pontos no jogo de xadrez!
It’s too early to give up in the game of chess!

Não durma no ponto! Venha estudar português na Rio & Learn.
Don’t sleep on the spot! Come and study Portuguese at Rio & Learn.

Por favor, quero minha carne ao ponto!
Please, I want my meat medium!

Coloque seu carro no ponto morto quando estiver parado no sinal.
Put your car in neutral when stopped at a light.

Dei um ponto final no meu relacionamento com o João!
I put an end to my relationship with João!

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Exercises about Ponto

Place the right ponto in each one of the sentences:

A – Ponto(_) Meu __________ é a caipirinha!
B – Ponto de Ônibus(_) Meu irmão precisou de __________ no hospital.
C – Ponto Cirúrgico(_) Não vou mais falar sobre isso e __________!
D – Pontos do Jogo(_) As mulheres têm um lugar especial chamado ___________.
E – Ponto Eletrônico(_) Prefiro minha carne mal passada. João prefere __________.
F – Ponto Fraco(_) Os __________ do Flamengo foram muito altos!
G – Ponto G(_) Você lembrou de colocar o carro em __________?
H – Entregar os Pontos(_) No seu trabalho usam __________ para marcar as horas trabalhadas?
I – Dormir no Ponto(_) Não gosto de esperar no __________ quando está chovendo.
J – Ao Ponto(_) Não adianta __________ agora, vamos achar uma solução.
K – Ponto Morto(_) Sua frase está sem __________.
L – Ponto Final(_) Isso que você está fazendo é __________! Aproveite as oportunidades!

Now you know twelve different uses of the word Ponto in Portuguese. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Dica and see you next time.

Hugs from Rio de Janeiro.
Tchau tchau.

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A – Ponto(F) Meu __________ é a caipirinha!
B – Ponto de Ônibus(C) Meu irmão precisou de __________ no hospital.
C – Ponto Cirúrgico(L) Não vou mais falar sobre isso e __________!
D – Pontos do Jogo(G) As mulheres têm um lugar especial chamado ___________.
E – Ponto Eletrônico(J) Prefiro minha carne mal passada. João prefere __________.
F – Ponto Fraco(D) Os __________ do Flamengo foram muito altos!
G – Ponto G(K) Você lembrou de colocar o carro em __________?
H – Entregar os Pontos(E) No seu trabalho usam __________ para marcar as horas trabalhadas?
I – Dormir no Ponto(B) Não gosto de esperar no __________ quando está chovendo.
J – Ao Ponto(H) Não adianta __________ agora, vamos achar uma solução.
K – Ponto Morto(A) Sua frase está sem __________.
L – Ponto Final(I) Isso que você está fazendo é __________! Aproveite as oportunidades!

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