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Can you pass this spelling test? | Homophones in Portuguese




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Did you know that many words in Portuguese have the same pronunciation but different spellings and meanings?


In this lesson, we are going to have a test on homophones, which are words that have the same pronunciation but different spellings and meanings.



HOMOPHONES IN PORTUGUESE - CAN YOU PASS THIS TEST?*


(*SEE THE ANSWERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE)



1. O teatro tem duzentos (acentos | assentos). (The theater has two hundred seats.)

A) Acentos
B) Assentos

2. Pedro é mais (alto | auto) que João. (Pedro is taller than João.)

A) Alto
B) Auto

3. Ana está se sentindo (mal | mau). (Ana is feeling unwell.)

A) Mal
B) Mau

4. Eu (cinto | sinto) saudades do Brasil. (I miss Brazil.)

A) cinto
B) sinto

5. O (conserto | concerto) do carro custou muito caro. (The car repair was very expensive.)

A) conserto
B) concerto

6. Ela estudou português na (cesta | sexta). (She studied Portuguese on Friday.)

A) cesta
B) sexta

7. Eu gosto de bolo de (noz | nós). (I like walnut cake.)

A) noz
B) nós

8. Vou ministrar uma (sessão | cessão | seção) de perguntas e respostas. (I will conduct a Q&A session).

A) sessão
B) cessão

9. Mauricio sempre (trás | traz) um presente para Marina. (Mauricio always brings a gift to Marina.)

A) trás
B) traz

10. O sapato custa (cem | sem) reais. (The shoes cost one hundred reais.)

A) cem
B) sem


Correct Answers:


1- Letter B - O teatro tem duzentos assentos . (The theater has two hundred seats.)

2- Letter A - Pedro é mais alto que João. (Pedro is taller than João.)

3- Letter A - Ana está se sentindo mal. (Ana is feeling unwell.)

4- Letter B - Eu sinto saudades do Brasil. (I miss Brazil.)

5- Letter A - O conserto do carro custou muito caro. (The car repair was very expensive.)

6- Letter B - Ela estudou português na sexta. (She studied Portuguese on Friday.)

7- Letter A - Eu gosto de bolo de noz. ( I like walnut cake.)

8- Letter A - Vou ministrar uma sessão de perguntas e respostas.(I will conduct a Q&A session).

9- Letter B - Mauricio sempre traz um presente para Marina. (Mauricio always brings a gift to Marina.)

10- Letter A - O sapato custa cem reais. (The shoes cost one hundred reais.)



That's it, everybody!


How many questions did you get right? Do you know other homophones in Portuguese? Leave a comment below with your answer.


Até a próxima!


Your teacher,


Virginia



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