Portuguese antonyms

Ejemplo de antónimos en portugués: Alguns estudantes são altos e outros são baixos. Some students are tall and some are short.

What’s up? Are you ready to learn Portuguese? In today’s Dica we are going to learn about the Portuguese antonyms.

What are the Portuguese antonyms?

The Portuguese antonyms, also known as Portuguese opposites, are words that have a sense of opposition between each other. For example, easy is the opposite of difficult, right? So we can call them antonyms. Let’s see here a small list of opposites in Portuguese:

List of opposites in Portuguese

To understand better, take a look at this list:

Frio / Quente Cold / Hot
Bom / Mau Good / Bad
Bem / Mal Fine / Badly
Claro / Escuro Clear / Dark
Aberto / Fechado Opened / Closed
Alto / Baixo Tall, High / Short, Low
Comprido / Curto Long / Short
Estreito / Largo Narrow,Tight / Wide, Loose
Bonito / Feio Beautiful / Ugly
Dentro / Fora Inside / Outside
Gordo / Magro Fat / Skinny
Preto / Branco Black / White
Rir / Chorar Laugh / Cry
Grande / Pequeno Big / Little
Fácil / Difícil Easy / Difficult
Seguro / Perigoso Safe / Dangerous
Ocupado / Livre Busy / Free
Legal / Chato Cool / Boring
Jovem / Velho Young / Old
Verdadeiro / Falso True / False
Vivo / Morto Alive / Dead
Caro / Barato Expensive / Cheap
Rico / Pobre
Rich / Poor

Examples with Portuguese antonyms

A casa da minha tia é grande. My aunt’s house is big.
A cozinha da minha casa é pequena. My house’s kitchen is small.

 

O salto daquela mulher é muito alto. Her heels are high.
O prédio da minha rua é baixo. The building on my street is low.

 

Esta rua é estreita. This street is narrow.
A estrada é larga. The road is wide.

 

Este caderno é novo. This notebook is new.
Meu carro é velho. My car is old.

 

Aquele homem é magro. That man is thin.
Aquela mulher é gorda. That woman is fat.

Now take a look at some examples using the Portuguese opposite words in the same sentence:

Aquela saia é comprida, mas eu gosto de saias curtas.
That skirt is long, but I like skirts short.

O terno é caro nas lojas do centro, mas as camisas são baratas.
The suit is expensive at the stores downtown, but the t-shirts are cheap.

A blusa dele está suja, mas a minha está limpa.
His t-shirt is dirty, but mine is clean.

That’s it! Now we have a list of opposite words in Portuguese.
And you, do you any other opposite word in Portuguese?

Now it’s your turn!

Complete the sentences using the antonyms of the words between parenthesis! Let’s go!

  1. Fazer um curso de Português online é muito ____________ (chato).
  2. Aquela menina é ____________ !!!! (feia)
  3. Quando eu era ____________ (velho) fazia muitos esportes.
  4. Este cara é muito ____________ (pobre), ele tem uma mansão no Leblon.
  5. Queria que minha cozinha fosse ____________ (pequena).
  6. Ele gosta de usar salto ____________  (baixo) e tudo bem!
  7. Becos são ruas bem ____________ (largas).
  8. Neste feriado no Brasil, vou comemorar __________ (fora) de casa.
  9. Podemos marcar reunião mais tarde? Agora estou _________ (livre).
  10. Meu deus! Isto está muito ________ (barato). Não vou comprar de jeito nenhum!

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Answers

  1. Fazer um curso de Português online é muito legal (chato).
  2. Aquela menina é bonita!!!! (feia)
  3. Quando eu era jovem (velho) fazia muitos esportes.
  4. Este cara é muito rico (pobre), ele tem uma mansão no Leblon.
  5. Queria que minha cozinha fosse grande (pequena).
  6. Ele gosta de usar salto alto (baixo) e tudo bem!
  7. Becos são ruas bem estreitas (largas).
  8. Neste feriado no Brasil, vou comemorar dentro (fora) de casa.
  9. Podemos marcar reunião mais tarde? Agora estou ocupado (livre).
  10. Meu deus! Isto está muito caro (barato). Não vou comprar de jeito nenhum!

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