açude

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اَلسَّدّ(as-sadd), from سَدّ(sadd, dam).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

açude m (plural açudes)

  1. dam (structure built across a body of water)
    Synonyms: barragem, represa
  2. (Brazil) a small artificial lake

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Descendants[edit]

  • Hunsrik: Assute (weir)

Verb[edit]

açude

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of açudar
    É importante que eu açude o rio.
    It’s important that I dam the river.
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of açudar
    É importante que ele açude o rio.
    It’s important that he dams the river.
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of açudar
    Você aí, açude o rio sozinho.
    You there, dam the river by yourself.
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of açudar
    Você aí, não açude o rio sozinho.
    You there, don’t dam the river by yourself.