então

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese enton, from Latin in (in) tunc (then; in that moment). Displaced collateral form entonce. Compare Spanish entonces.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

então (not comparable)

  1. then (at that time)
    Desde então sempre tive cuidado
    Since then I've always been careful.
  2. then (soon afterwards; after that)
    Então, o ladrão fugiu.
    After that, the thief ran away.

Derived termsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

então

  1. thus; therefore (as a result)
    Esse computador é caro, então não posso comprá-lo.
    This computer is expensive, therefore I can’t buy it.

SynonymsEdit

InterjectionEdit

então

  1. so (used after a pause for thought to introduce a new topic, question or story)
    Então, o que aconteceu?
    So, what happened?
  2. used to introduce an answer which is more complex than expected
    “As cadeiras são azuis ou verdes?” “Então, algumas são azuis, algumas verdes e algumas vermelhas.”
    “Are the chairs blue or green?” “So, some are blue, some green and some red.”

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 20:44