Indefinite pronouns

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Indefinite Pronouns / Pronomes Indefinidos

What is an indefinite pronoun?
Indefinite pronouns are words that replace nouns; they refer to an identifiable but not specified person or thing,expressing the idea of all, none, any or some.
Everything - Tudo
"Tudo” means nothing and everything.
Examples
* Ele sabe tudo sobre filmes. He knows everything about movies.
Nothing / Anything-Nada
“Nada” means nothing and anything. The word can be used in affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences
Examples
• Nada é impossível. Nothing is impossible
• Ele não limpou nada. Hedidn’t clean anything.
More, less – Mais, menos
"Mais" means more and "menos" means less.
Examples
• Quero comer mais bolo. I want to eat more cake.
• Ele está menos preocupado com a situação. He isless worried about the situation.
Somebody/Anybody and Nobody/No one – Alguém / and Ninguém
“Alguém” means somebody and anybody and it is used in both affirmative and interrogative sentences:Examples:
• Ela viu alguém no parque? Have she seen anybody in the park?
• Alguém comeu meu bolo! Somebody ate my cake!
“Ninguém” means nobody and no one and it is used in negative, affirmative andinterrogative sentences.
Examples:
• Não vi ninguém no parque. I haven’t seen anybody in the park.
• Ninguém comeu meu bolo. Nobody ate my cake.
• Você não viu ninguém no parque? Haven’t you seenanybody in the park?
Some/Any and None – Algum /Alguns and Nenhum (masculine)
“Algum/Alguns” mean some or any. They are used in both affirmative and interrogative sentences. "Algum" is used along withmasculine / singular nouns and "alguns" with masculine / plural nouns. Study the examples:
Examples:
• Você viu algum livro em cima da mesa? Have you seen any book on the table?
• Comprei algunslivros. I bought some books
“Nenhum” means any or none and it is used in both negative and affirmative sentences.
• Eu não vi nenhum livro. I haven’t seen any book.
Some/Any and None – Alguma/...
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