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PREPOSITIONS
de of, from
em in, on
a to (direction), at (time)
por for (a favor for), out of, because of, from, by
para for, to, towards

Indefinite article and preposition merge (contraction)

de = from Portugal, Portugal's

em = in Portugal, on the table

    masculine feminine
de singular dum * duma *
em singular num numa

* Colloquial use!!!! Avoid in written Portuguese.


Definite article and preposition merge

a = to Portugal, at three

de = from Portugal, Portugal's

em = In Portugal, on the table

por = for; out of, because of, from, by; through

    masculine feminine
a singular ao
  plural aos s
de singular do da
  plural dos das
em singular no na
  plural nos nas
por singular pelo pela
  plural pelos pelas


Simplified table (you can reason the blank places) 

    masculine feminine
a singular ao
de singular do  
em singular no  
por singular pelo  
  (none at the time)!
   



Latest update: 2006-04-14 (YYYY-MM-DD)
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