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See also: vao, vào, and va'o

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese van, from Latin vadunt, third-person plural present indicative of vadō (I go).

VerbEdit

vão

  1. Third-person plural (eles, elas, also used with vocês?) present indicative of ir
  2. Third-person plural (eles, elas, also used with vocês?) present subjunctive of ir
  3. Third-person plural (vocês) affirmative imperative of ir
  4. Third-person plural (vocês) negative imperative of ir
  5. (informal) followed by infinitive, forms the third-person plural future indicative
    Eles vão comer carne.
    They will eat meat.
SynonymsEdit
  • (3rd-person plural future indicative): root + -arão (1st conjugation), root + -erão (2nd conjugation), root + -irão (3rd conjugation)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Portuguese vão, from Latin vānus (empty), from Proto-Indo-European *wān-.

AdjectiveEdit

vão (feminine singular , masculine plural vãos, feminine plural vãs, comparable)

  1. empty (containing nothing)
  2. vain (overly proud of oneself)
  3. vain (effecting no purpose; pointless; futile)
  4. useless (unhelpful; not useful)
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NounEdit

vão m (plural vãos)

  1. a gap
  2. a vacant spot
  3. (architecture) a hole in the wall where a window or door is placed; a sliver, a breach
  4. (architecture) the empty space below a staircase
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