Cê, tá, tô, tamos, pra, pro? Do you know what these words mean?

 

Do you know what “tá”, “tô”, “tamos”,.”cê”, “pra”, “pro” mean?  These are informal/spoken language and can make you very confused.  So take a look at  the examples bellow to understand what they mean:

 

  • Cê tá com sede? (Are you thirsty?) :

“cê” = você (you).

“tá” = está (second person, singular, verb to be – ESTAR)

 

  • Pra onde cê vai? (Where do you go?)
  • Eu vou pra farmácia (I go to the pharmacy)

“pra” = para or para a (to the)

 

  • Cê tá em casa? (Are you at home?)

“tô” = estou (first person, singular, verb to be – ESTAR)

 

  • Vou pro supermercado (I go to the supermarket)

“pro” = para o (to the)

 

  • João e Maria, ceis vão pra festa? (João e Maria, do you go to the party?

“ceis”= vocês (you = 2 or more people)

 

  • Tamos em casa agora. (We are at home now)

“tamos” = estamos (third person, plural, verb to be – ESTAR)

 

 

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