Uses of the word Ponto in Portuguese. The bus stop.

Hi there, friends! In our Dica today we’ll talk about different uses of the word Ponto in Portuguese.

Meaning of ponto in Portuguese

Today we are going to see the different uses of the word Ponto in Portuguese. The first one is very simple. You can use as a period (full stop) at the end of a sentence, or as a dot in your email.

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.

If you cut yourself badly, the doctor will probably give you Ponto cirúrgico (stitches). But if you watch a football match, you should look at Os pontos do jogo (the score).

Some companies in Brazil use a Ponto eletrônico (digital punch clock) to record their employees hours of work, with a card or a fingerprint scan.

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More examplesUses of the word ponto in Portuguese. Period. Dot

Uses of the word ponto in Portuguese. StichesDifferent meanings for the word ponto in Portuguese. The scoreDifferent meanings for the word ponto in Portuguese. Punch clock

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.

Exercise about ponto in Portuguese

Read the sentences and tell us what is the meaning of each word ponto in the sentence.

  1. Meu irmão precisou de pontos no hospital.
  2. Os pontos do Flamengo foram muito altos!
  3. No seu trabalho usam ponto?
  4. Para ir ao Cristo tivemos que esperar no ponto.
  5. Não gosto de esperar no ponto.
  6. Sua frase está sem ponto.
  7. Não vou mais falar sobre isso e ponto final.
  8. José esqueceu de bater ponto quando chegou.
  9. Eu não vi o jogo então não sei os pontos.
  10. Você já se machucou e levou pontos?

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

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Answers

  1. Ponto cirúrgico.
  2. Placar de jogo.
  3. Ponto eletrônico.
  4. Ponto de ônibus.
  5. Ponto de ônibus.
  6. Ponto textual.
  7. Ponto textual.
  8. Ponto eletrônico.
  9. Placar de jogo.
  10. Ponto cirúrgico.

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