São Paulo

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English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese, named after Saint Paul.

Proper noun[edit]

São Paulo

  1. State in southeastern Brazil.
  2. The largest city in Brazil, and the capital of the state of São Paulo.
  3. A well-known association football club in Brazil, headquartered in the city of São Paulo.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese, named after Saint Paul.

Proper noun[edit]

São Paulo m

  1. São Paulo
    • 1955, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques, 1993 ed., Plon, ISBN 978-2-259-00359-1, chap. X,I p. 108
      Et pourtant São Paulo ne m'a jamais paru laide : c'était une ville sauvage comme le sont toutes les villes américaines, à l'exception peut-être de Washington, D.C., [...]
      — And yet I never thought that São Paulo was ugly: it was a‘wild’ town, as are all American towns, with the possible exception of Washington, D.C., [...] — 1973, John & Doreen Weightman (trans.), Tristes Tropiques, 2011 ed., Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0-14-197073-8

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Portuguese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

São Paulo m

  1. Paul the Apostle, Paul of Tarsus, Saint Paul
  2. São Paulo (state in Brazil)
  3. A well-known association football club in Brazil, headquartered in the city of São Paulo.

Proper noun[edit]

São Paulo f

  1. São Paulo (city in the state of São Paulo)

Usage note[edit]

Only the third meaning of the masculine proper noun "São Paulo" — the football team — is refered to by articles. The other meanings of the phrase (feminine for the city and masculine for the state and the historical person) are articleless, and its gender is only demonstrated in adjectives. Therefore the phrase "o São Paulo" is only permissible when one means to refer to the football team with that name and "a São Paulo" does not exist.