Where is in Portuguese

Ejemplo con Dónde está en Portugués: Eles estão no Morro Dois Irmãos.

Hey you! Learn Portuguese online with today’s free Portuguese lesson for foreigners : we’ll teach you how to say where is in Portuguese. A very important and useful expression in our language.

How to say Where Is in Portuguese

The expression where is in Portuguese is used to ask about location, it can be a person or an object, whenever we want to ask about a specific location, we use it.

Structure of Where is in Portuguese

In order to form its structure we have to use the word onde, verb estar and the definite articles o/a. Let’s clarify that:

Onde + estar + o/a?

See the conjugation of the verb estar in Portuguese to help you out.

Check out the examples:

Onde está o carro?
Where is the car?

Onde está a sua mãe?
Where is your mother?

Onde estão os estudantes?
Where are the students?

Onde estão as canetas azuis?
Where are the blue pens?

Where is in Portuguese with preposition EM

So we have a specific structure to ask, and use another specific structure to answer. In this case the preposition EM is really important. We use the preposition Em and its variations no/na, nos/nas with verb estar in the same sentence.

See the different variations of the preposition Em with definite articles:

Let’s see the examples.

Onde está o Carlos?
Where is Carlos?

Ele está em São Paulo.
He is in São Paulo.

Onde estão os seus amigos?
Where are your friends?

Eles estão na escola.
They are at school.

Onde está o Cristo Redentor?
Where is Christ the Redeemer?

Ele está no Rio de Janeiro.
It is in Rio de Janeiro.

Onde estão Bob e Tina?
Where are Bob and Tina?

Ele está nos Estados Unidos.
He is in the United States.

As you could see, we use no/na to talk about masculine and feminine nouns and nos/nas when it is plural.

Now it’s your turn!

Complete the sentences using the correct structure:

  1. Onde está _____ chave do carro? _____ está _____ mesa.
  2. Onde estão _____ livros de Português? _____ livros de português estão _____ quarto.
  3. ______ estudantes estão _____ escola, e _____ professor? Onde ele está?
  4. Onde está _____ cachorro? _____ jardim? Não, ele está _____ garagem.
  5. Onde estamos? Nós estamos _____ Copacabana.
  6. Onde está ______ melhor restaurante? Ele está _____ Avenida Atlântica.
  7. Onde está ______ Rio & Learn? _____ escola está _____ rua Siqueira Campos.
  8. Onde está ______ Diogo? Ele está _____ Nova Iguaçu.
  9. Onde está ______ praia do forno? Ela está ______ Arraial do Cabo.
  10. Onde está você? ______ metrô? Não, eu estou ______ barca.

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Answers

  1. Onde está a chave do carro? A chave está na mesa.
  2. Onde estão os livros de Português? Os livros de português estão no quarto.
  3. Os estudantes estão na escola, e o professor? Onde ele está?
  4. Onde está o cachorro? No jardim? Não, ele está na garagem.
  5. Onde estamos? Nós estamos em Copacabana.
  6. Onde está o melhor restaurante? Ele está na Avenida Atlântica.
  7. Onde está a Rio & Learn? A escola está na rua Siqueira Campos.
  8. Onde está o Diogo? Ele está em Nova Iguaçu.
  9. Onde está a praia do forno? Ela está em Arraial do Cabo.
  10. Onde está você? No metrô? Não, eu estou na barca.

 

 

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