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senhor

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Pronunciation: /sɛnˈjɔː
 
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Definition of senhor in English:

noun

(In Portuguese-speaking countries) a man (often used as a title or polite form of address): Senhor Emilio Sofia Rosa
More example sentences
  • If you're concerned with any important government stuff, I'm your senhor!
  • Like Spanish, Portuguese makes a distinction between the more formal and courteous ‘o senhor / a senhora’ and the more informal and intimate tu.

Origin

Portuguese, from Latin senior (see senior).

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