Portuguese Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Portuguese. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Portuguese.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Portuguese conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Portuguese
I speak English
eu falo inglês Audio
you speak French
fala francês/falas francês Audio
he speaks German
ele fala alemão Audio
she speaks Italian
ela fala italiano Audio
we speak Arabic
nós falamos árabe Audio
they speak Chinese
eles falam chinês Audio

The past tense in Portuguese conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Portuguese
I visited France
eu visitei a frança Audio
you visited Italy
visitou itália/visitas-te italia Audio
he visited Morocco
ele visitou marrocos Audio
she visited China
ela visitou a china Audio
we visited Mexico
nós visitamos o méxico Audio
they visited Kenya
eles visitaram o quênia Audio

The future tense in Portuguese conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Portuguese
I will drink milk
eu vou beber leite Audio
you will drink coffee
vai beber café/vais beber café Audio
he will drink tea
ele vai beber chá Audio
she will drink water
ela vai beber água Audio
we will drink apple juice
nós vamos beber sumo de maçã Audio
they will drink tea
eles vão beber chá Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
orelha
eye
eye Audio
olho
mouth
mouth Audio
boca
nose
nose Audio
nariz
hair
hair Audio
cabelo
face
face Audio
face
head
head Audio
cabeça
heart
heart Audio
coração
hand
hand Audio
mão
fingers
fingers Audio
dedos
leg
leg Audio
perna
feet
feet Audio
pés

Travel Phrases in Portuguese

Imagine yourself in some Portuguese speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Portuguese
Can you help me?
pode me ajudar?podes ajudar-me? Audio
Can I help you?
posso lhe ajudar?posso te ajudar? Audio
Where is the airport?
onde é o aeroporto? Audio
Go straight
em frente Audio
Then
depois Audio
Turn left
vire à esquerda Audio
Turn right
vire à direita Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Portuguese was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Portuguese Vocabulary   Portuguese Vocabulary

Portuguese Audio   Portuguese Audio



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