What kind? in Portuguese.
What kind of cheese do you want?
I like all kinds of science fiction movies.
It's a kind of low-carb restaurant.
Two main ways that you can express what kind /type get used the most:
tipo > type, kind
perfil > type, kind, profile
In English it might seem weird or outdated to use profile to express kind or, type.
Let's start using it right now:
But we can also use tipo to express these as well:
And for sure, tipo feels like the more natural word to use here. But be aware that in Portuguese, you will hear perfil almost as often as tipo in examples like these above.
Now lets' continue these conversations:
This last one is pretty advanced. The first sentence could also have been said more simply:
***Note also the gender of these words: o perfil, o tipo.
Both are masculine. So, even if you are talking about, for example, a type of woman - you would say:
Ela é esse tipo/perfil de mulher.
Ele é esse tipo/perfil de homem.
More great examples of tipo and perfil in context.
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