Im confused as to when to use sao vs somos (sorry I dont have accent marks on my phone)
Nós somos: we are (1st person plural) "São" is used in plural of third person: eles são (they are - masculine) elas são (they are - feminine).
...... Eu sou - I am Você é - you are (singular) Ele é - he is Ela é - she is Nós somos - we are Vocês são - you are (plural) Eles são - they are (masc.) Elas são - they are (fem.)
On my phone, just hold down the letter and you get all the options for the different accents. It's a regular English keyboard on an Android phone.
wait..i've read somewhere that in Portuguese, the final "s" is pronounced as "sh" right?
This accent is common in Rio de Janeiro. But in São Paulo and most states here the pronunciation is a normal "s"
The "s" in portugal is pronounced with a "sh" but in brazil it is pronouned as a normal "s" like the sound a snake makes "ssssss"
I always thought that a 'menina' was a 'young girl' and not just a 'girl'. Could someone please clarify? I was told that 'rapariga' was a 'girl', but in some places, a 'rapariga' is a negative description of a girl who 'sleeps around'. I don't want to offend anyone, so please clarify. Muito obrigada!
We don't use rapariga anymore in Brasil, just as a negative description. You can use menina to girls of any age, and even to women in a very informal context.
"Rapariga" means girl in Portugal, and in Brazil it is a woman who "sleeps around".