Dias da semana (Days of the week)
You can also leave out the word “feira” and say only the first part of the name. So you could say: “Hoje é segunda-feira” or “Hoje é segunda.” (Today is Monday).
Meses do ano (Months of the year)The 1990 Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement * states that lowercase letters should be used at the beginning of some nouns. As already happens with weekdays, we also write the months of the year in lowercase. Examples: “Agora é primavera.” (Now it’s Spring). “Sempre chove muito no verão” (It always rains a lot in the Summer).
Estações do ano (Seasons)In Brazil, the seasons are officially marked on the solstice and equinoctial days. As the country is almost totally located in the South Hemisphere, Spring starts in September, Summer in December, Autumn in March and Winter in June. However, the four seasons are limited to the southern states (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná), São Paulo, Mato Grosso do Sul and in the highlands of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. There is no significant temperature and rainfall variation in the Amazon during the year, therefore in practice, there are no defined seasons. In the remaining regions there are only two seasons: wet and dry. Approximated dates of the beginning of the seasons in North and South Hemispheres.
|North Hemisphere||South Hemisphere|
|21st March - Spring |
21st June - Summer
21st September - Autumn
21st December - Winter
|23rd September - Spring
21st December - Summer
21st March - Autumn
21st June - Winter