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Do foreign acronyms take a definite article, and of which gender?

For example is NASA simply "NASA" or "a NASA" or "o NASA"? What rule(s) determine the answer? The gender of the principal word in the acronym ("agency"/"agência" in this example)? The natural gender ...
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"Obrigado" vs "obrigada"

Quando agradecemos a alguém (obrigado/obrigada ou agradecido/agradecida), como escolhemos a palavra a usar? Relativamente ao nosso género ou ao género do receptor?
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How do I identify the "gender" of things?

I know that in Portuguese (and other Latin languages) you have "gender" for things. For example: A casa é linda. If I was to say: O casa é lindo It would be wrong. But how do I know when ...
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Qual a raiz morfológica para as letras [a] e [o] marcarem, respetivamente, os géneros feminino e masculino?

Qual a raiz morfológica para o facto de as letras [a] e [o] marcarem, respetivamente e na generalidade, os géneros feminino e masculino dos artigos, substantivos e dos adjetivos? Bem sei que há ...
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The adjectival use of "chão"

I have formerly studied Spanish, and now I have also been studing Portuguese for a short time. I am just a novice in my Portuguese studies, but I am really fond of the Brazilian Portuguese language, ...
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