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Is it mandatory to use the definite article before a given name?

Do I always need to use the definite article before a given name or are there situations / constructions where I am allowed to leave them out? Example: "Ele é o João."
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O(s) nome(s) da letra "G" não depende na região?

O Acordo Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa de 1990 diz que a letra "G" pode ser chamado "gê" ou "guê". Penso que diferenças deste tipo têm tendencia variar de acordo com a região do falador. Mas tudo ...
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Mass nouns in Portuguese

I have come across some words which are mass nouns in English, but seem to be countable nouns in Portuguese. Consider the following examples: Portuguese: Mostre-me as informações English: Show me the ...
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