Example sentences for: joão

How can you use “joão” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Its huge cost gave rise to a Portuguese saying that João transformed the diamonds of Brazil into the rocks of Mafra.

  • An illustrious member of the famous raid was the young Prince Henry, half Portuguese and half English, the son of King João I and his wife, Philippa of Lancaster.

  • The Duke of Bragança was crowned King João IV in a festive ceremony that took place on Lisbon’s beautiful riverfront square, the Terreiro do Paço (today the Praça do Comércio).

  • At one end is the spectacular baroque Biblioteca Joanina (library), constructed in 1720 with João V’s Brazilian wealth (also instrumental in building the great library at Mafra; see page 42).

  • The tourist office on Rua João Mendonça can arrange boat trips to explore extensive salt pans and see the rich variety of birdlife.

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