Portuguese Verbs

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Portuguese Verbs

Learning the Portuguese Verbs displayed below is vital to the language. Portuguese verbs are words that convey action (bring, read, walk, run), or a state of being (exist, stand). In most languages a verb may agree with the person, gender, and/or number of some of its arguments, such as its subject, or object.

Grammar Tips:

-       Present Tense

In Portuguese, verbs take the following endings to form the present tense:

Eu-o, tu -as, ele/ela -a, nós -os, vós-ais, eles/elas -am. Example:

eu brinco, tu brincas, ele/ela brinca, nós brincamos, vós brincais, eles/elas brincam

These endings can help you a lot, because with them you can conjugate most of verbs into the present tense, you only need the stem of the verb, for example the stem of (brincar: to play) is (brincar).

-       Past Tense

In Portuguese as well as in English the simple past tense (imperfect) is used to describe past events. The endings for the past tense verbs are:

Eu-va, tu -vas, ele/ela -va, nós -mos, vós -veis, eles/elas -vam. Example :

Eu brincava, tu brincavas, ele/ela brincava, nós brincávamos, vós brincaveis, eles/elas brincavam.

-       Future Tense

To form the future in Portuguese it’s very easy, just use the whole infinitive verb plus these following ending: eu -ei, tu -ás, ele -á, nós -emos, vós -eis, eles –ão. Example:

eu partirei, tu partirás, ele partirá, nós partiremos, vós partireis, eles partirão,

This means that you don’t have to worry about the stem of a verb, just take it as an infinitive and add the above future endings to it.

Here are some examples:

English VerbsPortuguese Verbs
I spokefalei
I wroteescrevi
I drovedirigi
I lovedamei
I gavedei
I smiledsorri
I tooktomei
he spokefalou
he wroteescreveu
he drovedirigiu
he lovedamava
he gavedeu
he smiledsorriu
he tooktomou
we spokefalamos
we wroteescrevemos
we drovedirigimos
we lovedamamos
we gavedemos
we smiledsorrimos
we tooktomamos
I will speakfalarei
I will writeescreverei
I will drivedirigirei
I will loveamarei
I will givedarei
I will smilesorrirei
I will takelevarei
he will speakele falará
he will writeele escreverá
he will driveele dirigirá
he will loveele adorará
he will giveele dará
he will smileele sorrirá
he will takeele levará
we will speakfalaremos
we will writeescreveremos
we will drivedirigiremos
we will loveamaremos
we will givedaremos
we will smilesorriremos
we will takelevaremos
I speakFalo
I writeescrevo
I drivedirijo
I loveamo
I givedou
I smilesorrio
I takelevo
he speaksele fala
he writesele escreve
he drivesele dirige
he lovesele ama
he givesele dá
he smilesele sorri
he takesele leva
we speakfalamos
we writeescrevemos
we drivedirigimos
we loveamamos
we givedamos
we smilesorrimos
we takelevamos

Notice the structure of the Verbs in Portuguese.

List of Verbs in Portuguese

Below is a list of the conjugated Verbs in the present past and future in Portuguese placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Portuguese vocabulary.

English VerbsPortuguese Verbs
I can accept thatEu posso aceitar que
she added itEla acrescentou que
we admit itadmitimos
they advised himAconselharam-no
I can agree with thatNão posso concordar com isso
she allows itEla permite que
we announce itanunciamos que
I can apologizeEu posso me desculpar
she appears todayela aparece hoje
they arranged thateles, elas conseguiram
I can arrive tomorrowtalvez eu chegue amanhã
she can ask himela pode pedir a ele
she attaches thatela alega que
we attack themos atacamos
they avoid herevitaram-na
I can bake itPosso assar
she is like himela se parece com ele
we beat itnós conseguimos
they became happytornaram-se felizes, contentes
I can begin thatEu posso começar isso
we borrowed moneypegamos, tomamos dinheiro emprestado
they breathe aireles, elas respiram o ar
I can bring itposso trazê-lo
I can build thatposso construir isso
she buys foodela compra alimentos
we calculate itcalculamos isso
they carry iteles, elas carregam isso
they don't cheateles, elas não enganam
she chooses himela o escolhe
we close itfechamos isso
he comes hereele vem aqui
I can compare thatEu posso comparar isso
she competes with meela compete comigo
we complain about itnós nos queixamos disso
they continued readingeles, elas continuaram a ler
he cried about thatele gritou por causa disso
I can decide nowposso decidir agora
she described it to meela descereveu isso pra mim
we disagree about itdiscordamos disso
they disappeared quicklyeles, elas desapareceram rapidamente
I discovered thatdecobri isso
she dislikes thatela não gosta disso
we do itfazemos
they dream about iteles, elas sonham com isso
I earnedganhei
he eats a lotele come muito
we enjoyed thatgostávamos disso
they entered hereeles, elas entraram aqui
he escaped thatele escapou
I can explain thatposso explicar isso
she feels that tooela também se sente assim
we fled from therefugimos de lá
they will fly tomorroweles, elas tomarão o avião amanhã
I can follow youEu posso segui-lo
she forgot meela se esqueceu de mim
we forgive himnó o perdoamos
I can give her thatposso dar-lhe isso
she goes thereela irá lá
we greeted themnós os cumprimentamos
I hate thatdetesto isso
I can hear itposso ouvi-lo
she imagine thatela pensa que
we invited themnós os convidamos
I know himEu o conheço
she learned itela aprendeu
we leave nowpartiremos agora
they lied about himeles, elas mentiram sobre ele
I can listen to thatposso ouvir isso
she lost thatela perdeu isso, aquilo
we made it yesterdayFizemos isso ontem
they met himeles, elas o encontraram
I misspell thatcometi erros de ortografia
I always praysempre rezo, oro
she prefers thatEla prefere que
we protected themnós os protegemos
they will punish hereles vão puni-la
I can put it thereposso colocar isso lá, ali
she will read itela vai lê-lo
we received thatrecebemos isso
they refuse to talkeles se recusam a falar
I remember thatLembro-me que
she repeats thatela repete que
we see itvemos
they sell iteles, elas vendem isso
I sent that yesterdayenviei isso ontem
he shaved his beardele fez a barba
it shrunk quicklyele, ela encolheu rapidamente
we will sing itcantaremos
they sat thereSentaram-se lá
I can speak itposso falar isso
she spends moneyela gasta dinheiro
we suffered from thatsofremos com isso
they suggest thatEles sugerem que
I surprised himeu o surpreendi
she took thatela levou isso
we teach itnós ensinamos isso
they told usdisseram-nos
she thanked himela agradeceu a ele
I can think about itposso pensar nisso
she threw itela jogou isso
we understand thatentendemos que
they want thateles querem que
I can wear itposso usá-lo, la
she writes thatela escreve isso
we talk about itfalamos sobre isso
they have iteles têm
I watched iteu o assisti
I will talk about itEu vou falar sobre isso
he bought that yesterdayele o, a comprou ontem
we finished itterminamos

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