In Portuguese, the article the is used more often than in English.
It’s commonly placed before someone’s name,
as well as
In general, most nouns (things) are also preceded by the.
masculine: o barco (the boat)
feminine: a feira (the fair)
masculine: Você gostou do carro? (Did you like the car?)
feminine: Vamos para a casa da Clara. (Let's go to Clara's house.)
The gender of the: o or a, depends on the subject.
Masculine nouns usually end in o, feminine in a.
There are many exceptions. Here are the most common:
irregular: o programa (the program)
irregular: o cinema (the cinema)
irregular: o clima (the cimate)
irregular: o problema (the problem)
irregular: o sofa (the sofa)
irregular: o dia (the day)
irregular: o cara (the dude, man)
ambiguous: a carne (the meat)
ambiguous: a colher (the spoon)
ambiguous: a chave (the key)
ambiguous: a foto (the photo)
ambiguous: a noite (the night)
ambiguous: a vez (the time, turn)
ambiguous: o leite (the milk)