Another highly useful daily list that all people living in Portugal use regularly: Store names in Portuguese. Most stores end with the suffix “-ia.” Examples: “pastelaria” (pastry shop), “sapataria” (shoe store), “frutaria” (fruit shop), “livraria” (bookstore),…
PRO TIP: All words that end with a consonant and the suffix “-ia” have their strongest syllable precisely on the last syllable. To speak Portuguese correctly, it’s essential to always emphasize the correct syllable. Did you know that all words in Portuguese always have one syllable that is stronger than the others? As a general rule, the strongest syllable is the penultimate one. Examples: “ciDAde” (city), “esCOla” (school), “desCULpe” (excuse me or I am sorry),… In addition to the basic rule we just explained, there are many exceptions to the rule, and words that end with a consonant and the suffix “-ia” are just one of those exceptions.
To listen to the AUDIO in Portuguese, go to OPTIONS and switch the AUDIO to ON. To turn on the AUDIO, go to FLASHCARDS and click on the COG WHEEL (top right).
To learn and consolidate this list, you should follow the following STUDY METHOD: