The Ninam dictionary entries consist of a headword in green. A pronunciation guide is included in brackets. The part of speech is indicated in italics. The definition in English is in black followed by the definition in Portuguese in blue. Then an example sentence is given in green italics. This is followed by a translation.
Below is an example of a verb with an example sentence.
The following noun includes a semantic domain category, Bird, in parentheses.
The headword that follows is a plural noun.
The following word is an interjection and contains a cross reference to a main word, peheti.
The following examples show two homophones, the first of which has two senses (few and some) which are numbered.