São Paulo

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese, named after Saint Paul.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsaʊ ˈpaʊ.loʊ/

Proper noun[edit]

São Paulo

  1. A state in the Southeast Region of Brazil, whose capital is São Paulo.
  2. A municipality, the capital of the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

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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 (a state in the Southeast Region of Brazil, whose capital is São Paulo)
  2. São Paulo (a municipality, the capital of the state of São Paulo, Brazil)
    • 1955, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques, 1993 ed., Plon, →ISBN Invalid ISBN, 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

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Portuguese for Saint Paul.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈsɐ̃w̃ ˈpaw.lu/, /ˌsɐ̃.ˈpaw.lu/

Proper noun[edit]

São Paulo m

  1. Paul the Apostle, Paul of Tarsus, Saint Paul

Proper noun[edit]

São Paulo f

  1. São Paulo (a municipality, the capital of the state of São Paulo, Brazil)
    Synonym: Sampa (nickname)
  2. São Paulo (a state in the Southeast Region of Brazil, whose capital is São Paulo)
    Synonym: SP (abbreviation)

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Usage notes[edit]

The term is articleless, and its gender is only demonstrated in adjectives. Therefore the phrases "o São Paulo" and "a São Paulo" do not exist.