Buy in Portuguese

Ejemplo con el verbo comprar en portugués: Eles compraram cerveja e caipirinhas.

Hello, friends! How are you today? Today we’ll learn another important verb, but first answer these little questions: Do you like to go shopping? What are your favorite things to buy? Can you say it in Portuguese? If you don’t know, don’t worry my friend. We are here for you! In this Dica we’ll learn the verb to buy in Portuguese, then you can tell us which things are on your shipping list. At the end of our Dica, we’ll practice with an exercise!

The verb to buy in Portuguese

Let’s imagine you are here in Brazil having a nice afternoon on a RioLIVE! Activity and you see a pretty backpack in a store. How do you say that you want to buy it in Portuguese?

The verb that means to buy in Portuguese is Comprar. We will now learn how to talk about shopping for groceries, clothes, souvenirs, etc. Let’s see the verb comprar conjugation before we go out shopping so we can speak to natives!

Comprar is a regular verb with the termination -AR. See below the conjugation of buy in Portuguese with all it’s endings highlighted in bold.

Indicative

Present Past Simple Imperfect Past
Eu compro Eu comprei Eu comprava
Você compra Você comprou Você comprava
Ele/ ela compra Ele/ ela comprou Ele/ ela comprava
Nós compramos Nós compramos Nós comprávamos
Vocês compram Vocês compraram Vocês compravam
Eles/ elas compram Eles/ elas compraram Eles/ elas compravam
Past pluperfect simple Past pluperfect composed
Eu comprara Eu tinha comprado
Você comprara Você tinha comprado
Ele/ ela comprara Ele/ ela tinha comprado
Nós compráramos Nós tínhamos comprado
Vocês compraram Vocês tinham comprado
Eles/ elas compraram Eles/ elas tinham comprado
Simple Future Immediate Future Future of the past
Eu comprarei Eu vou comprar Eu compraria
Você comprará Você vai comprar Você compraria
Ele/ ela comprará Ele/ ela vai comprar Ele/ ela compraria
Nós compraremos Nós vamos comprar Nós compraríamos
Vocês comprarão Vocês vão comprar Vocês comprariam
Eles/ elas comprarão Eles/ elas vão comprar Eles/ elas comprariam

Imperative

Affirmative Negative
Compre você Não compre você
Compre ele/ ela Não compre ele/ ela
Compremos nós Não compremos nós
Comprem vocês Não comprem vocês
Comprem eles/ elas Não comprem eles/ elas

Subjunctive

Present Imperfect Past Future
Que eu compre Se eu comprasse Quando eu comprar
Que você compre Se você comprasse Quando você comprar
Que ele/ela compre Se ele/ela comprasse Quando ele/ela comprar
Que nós compremos Se nós comprássemos Quando nós comprarmos
Que vocês comprem Se vocês comprassem Quando vocês comprarem
Que eles/elas comprem Se eles/elas comprassem Quando eles comprarem

Other tenses

Personal infinitive Gerund Participle
Para comprar eu Comprando Comprado
Para comprar você
Para comprar ele/ela
Para comprarmos nós
Para comprarem vocês
Para comprarem eles/elas

So friends, feel like buying something right now? Try to answer that using the conjugation of buy in Portuguese and practice what you’ve just learned.  But to practice even further, we have an exercise for you. Check it out:

Exercise the verb to buy in Portuguese 

We hope you are excited to do this exercise! So, it goes like this: we are giving you some sentences with the Portuguese verb comprar and you have to tell us, by looking at the conjugation of the verb, who is the subject doing the action. Easy peasy.

Example using buy in Portuguese

Comprei uma blusa ontem. The person or subject to this sentence is: I. So the answer would be: eu. Ready? Let’s go.

  1. Ontem, compraram 3 cervejas.
  2. Ano que vem, comprarei uma casa finalmente.
  3. Quando receber o dinheiro, vão comprar roupas novas.
  4. Maíra comprou mais 1 mês de aulas, OBA!
  5. Nós queremos que Sam compre a passagem logo.
  6. Se ganharmos uma promoção, compraremos um carro.
  7. Se vocês forem ao Brasil, comprem cachaça.
  8. Meu computador quebrou, então comprarei um novo.
  9. Erick está comprando um sorvete, vamos esperar.
  10. Paula vai comprar as aulas para o CELPE-Bras.

Are you ready to buy a course here at Rio&Learn and stay in Brazil with a student visa for 6 months? I bet you’ll love it here and want to stay more that that. In Brazil we have so many amazing things to see (and buy!) 😛

Go to our Twitter and tell us what you would like to buy in Brazil, in Portuguese, of course.

We’ll see you around!
Bye!

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Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Shopping Phrases in Portuguese
Dialogue in Portuguese at a Clothing Store
Types of payments in Portuguese
Cash or installment purchases in Portuguese

Exercise with the Portuguese verb comprar: answers

  1. Ontem, compraram 3 cervejas. – Eles/elas ou Vocês
  2. Ano que vem, comprarei uma casa finalmente. – Eu
  3. Quando receber o dinheiro, vão comprar roupas novas. – Eles/elas ou Vocês
  4. Maíra comprou mais 1 mês de aulas, OBA! – Maíra = Ela
  5. Nós queremos que Sam compre a passagem logo. – Sam = Ele
  6. Se ganharmos uma promoção, compraremos um carro. – Nós
  7. Se vocês forem ao Brasil, comprem cachaça. – Vocês
  8. Meu computador quebrou, então comprarei um novo. – Eu
  9. Erick está comprando um sorvete, vamos esperar. – Erick = Ele
  10. Paula vai comprar as aulas para o CELPE-Bras. – Paula = Ela

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