Classroom – Portuguese

Present Continuous Tense in Portuguese

To form this tense in Portuguese, all you need to do is employ the verb estar and the gerund of the verb you wish to use. One forms the gerund in Portuguese by dropping the ending (-ar, -er, -ir) and adding -ando, -endo, -indo respectively. Some examples: Estou falando; I [...]

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Present Tense in Portuguese

Present tense / Verbos – Presente do Indicativo In Portuguese there are 3 different classes of verbs: verbs ending in “ar”, verbs ending in “er”, verbs ending in “ir”. Each class of regular verbs has its own pattern of termination when conjugated. When conjugating regular verbs in Portuguese [...]

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Portuguese Classes

Portuguese Classes The pronouns Official forms: eu - I tu - you (singular, very informal) This is used only in Portugal; Thou was once used as the informal you in English (found in Medieval and Renaissance English and earlier translations of the [...]

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Portuguese:Present Continuous

Present Continuous / Verbos – Presente Contínuo Present Progressive (Present Continuous) – refers to an action that is happening or “going on” right now. Example: I am studying now – Eu estou estudando agora.   Observe that in English to compose that structure, was used [...]

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Portuguese:Simple Present Tense

Present tense / Verbos – Presente do Indicativo In Portuguese there are 3 different classes of verbs: verbs ending in “ar”, verbs ending in “er”, verbs ending in “ir”. Each class of regular verbs has its own pattern of termination when conjugated. When conjugating regular verbs in Portuguese [...]

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Portuguese :Basic Portuguese Phrases

Basic Portuguese Phrases Remember that, when travelling, if you know a few basic phrases, you can get by in any Portuguese speaking country. Armed with basic Portuguese phrases you can communicate with the locals, even if you don't know how to say [...]

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Portuguese:Possessive Pronouns

Possessive Pronouns / Pronomes Possessivos Possessive pronouns are used to show ownership. They indicate who the owner of a certain thing is. Those Pronouns can accompany, describe or replace a noun. Example: Meu carro é novo – My car is new (observe that “meu” accompanies and describes [...]

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Portuguese: Interrogative

Interrogatives are also very important words of the Portuguese vocabulary. Interrogatives are the question-words. They allow us to ask questions like "Onde?" - "where", "Quando" - "When", etc. The interrogatives of the Portuguese vocabulary are like this: Portuguese Interrogative Word [...]

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Portuguese Prepositions

Portuguese Prepositions Prepositions are small words or combination of words that connect some elements (nouns, pronouns or phrases)  to other words in a sentence. Thus, it’s very important to learn PREPOSITIONS and its structure because they are used in every day [...]

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Portuguese Classroom:Vocabulary

Portuguese Days of the Week The days of the week in Portuguese are a combination of ordinal numbers and feira for Monday through Friday. Monday segunda-feira Tuesday terça-feira Wednesday quarta-feira Thursday quinta-feira Friday sexta-feira Saturday sábado Sunday domingo today o dia week a semana weekend o fim de semana today hoje tomorrow amanhã The days from Monday to Friday have this name because they were called [...]

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