Portuguese Questions

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Portuguese Questions

Learning the Portuguese Questions displayed below is vital to the language. Portuguese questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ...

Grammar Tips:

In Portuguese there are 4 ways of asking a question to get a yes or no answer, and they are the following:

-Verb + pronoun: Unlike English, the auxiliaries do and does are not used. Tem ela tempo livre?(Does she have free time?)

-Pronoun + verb: Only the intonation makes the sentence interrogative: Ela tem tempo livre? (Does she have free time?)

-Verb +...+ pronoun. The pronoun goes last ¿Tiene tiempo libre ella? (Does she have free time?)

-Finally you can also make a question by adding a tag question to the end of a statement. Ela tem tempo livre? Não?

Ela tem tempo livre? Certo(She has free time, doesn’t she)


Here are some examples:

English QuestionsPortuguese Questions
QuestionsPerguntas
how?Como?
what?O quê?
who?Quem?
why?Por quê?
where?Onde?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Portuguese.

List of Questions in Portuguese

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in Portuguese placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Portuguese vocabulary.

English QuestionsPortuguese Questions
where is he?Onde ele está?
what is this?O que é isso?
why are you sad?Por que você está triste?
how do you want to pay?Como você quer pagar?
can I come?Posso entrar?
is he sleeping?Ele está dormindo?
do you know me?Você me conhece?
do you have my book?Você está com o meu livro?
how big is it?Qual o tamanho disso?
can I help you?Posso ajudá-lo?
can you help me?Você pode me ajudar?
do you speak English?Você fala Inglês?
how far is this?Qual a distância?
what time is it?Que horas são?
how much is this?Quanto custa?
what is your name?Qual é o seu nome?
where do you live?Onde você mora?

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