mesmo

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Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mesmo

  1. neuter singular of mesmu

Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mesmo m (feminine mesma, masculine plural mesmos, feminine plural mesmas)

  1. same
  2. self

Pronoun[edit]

mesmo

  1. same

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese mesmo, meesmo, from Vulgar Latin *metipsimus, from Latin -met (emphatic suffix) + ipse (himself) + -issimus (superlative suffix). Compare with Spanish mismo, French même.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mesmo m (uncountable)

  1. the same thing
    O mesmo ocorreu hoje.
    The same thing happened today.

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Adjective[edit]

mesmo m (feminine mesma, plural mesmos, feminine plural mesmas; comparable)

  1. same (not different; not another)
    Vi a mesma árvore novamente.
    I saw the same tree again.
  2. same (similar; alike; analogous)
    Tens os mesmos olhos que eu.
    You have the same eyes as I do.
  3. (following nouns, personal and demonstrative pronouns) used as an intensifier
    O cidadão mesmo que o prendeu.
    The citizen himself arrested him.
    Eu mesmo fiz o bolo.
    I baked the cake myself.
    O que eu vi é esse mesmo.
    The one I saw is this one indeed.

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Adverb[edit]

mesmo (not comparable)

  1. really; actually; in fact
    O que quero mesmo é tomar um banho.
    What I want really is to have a shower.
    É mesmo rara esta ave?
    Is this bird really rare?
  2. even (implying an extreme example in the case mentioned)
    Mesmo as menores aranhas podem matar.
    Even the smallest spiders can kill.
  3. (following an adverb denoting time) intensifies the fact that an act occurred, occurs or will occur during that time
    Amanhã mesmo enviar-lhe-ei o documento.
    I will send him the document precisely tomorrow.
    Farei agora mesmo.
    I will do it right now.

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Conjunction[edit]

mesmo

  1. though; although (despite the fact that); despite being
    Mesmo sendo cedo, irei para casa.
    Although it is early, I will go home.
    Mesmo pobre, sempre conseguiu alimentar seus filhos.
    Despite being poor, he was always able to feed his children.

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Descendants[edit]

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