Mobile menu

Article: What Is the Word for “you” in Portuguese?
Thread poster: Staff Staff
Local time: 13:26
Jun 26, 2005

This topic is for discussion of the translation article " What Is the Word for “you” in Portuguese?".

Direct link Reply with quote

Local time: 21:26
English to Tetum
+ ...
Vossemecê in Portugal Sep 22, 2007

"Vossemecê" is still used in rural areas in Portugal, being the way one would address one's elder. I was taught to address everybody in my family with "tu" (I was born just one and a half years before the Carnation Revolution...), so when I'm having a converstion with my mother and my grandmother, I address my grandmother with "tu" and my mother addresses her with "vossemocê".

Direct link Reply with quote

Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:26
Portuguese to English
+ ...
Comment on the use of Vós Sep 23, 2011

Another great article by Danilo Nogueira.

Regarding the use of "Vós", it is also interesting to note that it is used in the Bible in Portuguese (example: "Amai a Justiça, vós que julgais a terra"). Also, in Paraibuna (SP), there is a cemetery bearing the words "Nós que aqui estamos, por VÓS esperamos" (something like "We are waiting for you")

Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

Moderator(s) of this forum
Lucia Leszinsky[Call to this topic]

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Article: What Is the Word for “you” in Portuguese?

Advanced search

Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »
PerfectIt consistency checker
Faster Checking, Greater Accuracy

PerfectIt helps deliver error-free documents. It improves consistency, ensures quality and helps to enforce style guides. It’s a powerful tool for pro users, and comes with the assurance of a 30-day money back guarantee.

More info »

All of
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs