o senhor

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o + senhor



o senhor m (plural os senhores, feminine a senhora, feminine plural as senhoras)

  1. (formal) second-person masculine singular personal pronoun; you
    Synonyms: tu, você
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see o,‎ senhor.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used to show respect when talking to someone older or to a hierarchical superior (such as a boss or a teacher). It represents a higher degree of formality when compared to você and tu.
  • Although being a second-person pronoun, it should always take third-person verb forms.
  • Because senhor is also a euphemism for old person, some people may take offence at being addressed with o senhor.

See also[edit]

Portuguese personal pronouns (edit)
Number Person Nominative
(direct object)
(indirect object)
Prepositional Prepositional
with com
m f m f m and f m f m f m f
Singular First eu me mim comigo
Second tu te ti contigo você
o senhor a senhora
Third ele ela o
(lo, no)
(la, na)
lhe ele ela com ele com ela o mesmo a mesma
se si consigo
Plural First nós nos nós connosco (Portugal)
conosco (Brazil)
a gente
Second vós vos vós convosco, com vós vocês
os senhores as senhoras
Third eles elas os
(los, nos)
(las, nas)
lhes eles elas com eles com elas os mesmos as mesmas
se si consigo
Indefinite se si consigo