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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Claudiaa222

cachorro ou cadela?

Olá gente!

I'd like to know the difference between the two words since they both refer to dogs. Muito obrigado :)

September 11, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Cachorro is a male dog, while cachorra is a female dog.

Cão is a male dog, while cadela is a female dog.

All these variants are used in Portuguese.

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Claudiaa222

Muito obrigado

September 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erick_Diogo.Br

If you say "Cadela", you are reffering to a female dog, if you say "Cachorro", you are reffering to a male dog Sometimes you will listen to people saying "Cachorra" to reffer to a female dog, but it's not grammatically correct

However, you need to be aware of what you are exactly trying to express, because if you accidentaly call a woman a "Cachorra" or "Cadela", you are basically calling her a whore

It's almost like indonesian, if you call someone "Anjing" (Dog), it is the worst way to curse to someone

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Sorry, but "cachorra" is grammatically correct.

Please, refer to this link for more information: https://michaelis.uol.com.br/moderno-portugues/busca/portugues-brasileiro/cachorra/

September 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erick_Diogo.Br

Oh, really? I could swear it wasn't right. However, ty

September 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Erick_Diogo.Br

If you say "Cão", dependind on the context, you can also be reffering to "Demon" or cursing to someone

September 12, 2019
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