Dar Conjugation in Portuguese

example for dar conjugation in portuguese: nossos alunos dão para o stand up paddle!

Hello, beautiful people! I love holidays and birthdays because we give gifts to each other. I don’t know about you, but I love receiving gifts! So tell me, what is the most incredible gift you’ve ever given to someone? A great idea for someone who loves learning new languages is an online Portuguese course! In today’s Dica we will learn the many uses of the verb give in Portuguese in our day to day life, including dar expressions. But first, let’s look at all the possible conjugations of dar in Portuguese, one of our irregular verbs which is very common and sometimes can act like auxiliary verb!

If the conjugation of the verb is regular in Portuguese, the ending will be in bold! Remember that those can vary according to whether the verb ends in -AR, -ER, or -IR. If there is an asterisk, it means it’s the irregular form of the verb. Let’s take a look:

Conjugation of Dar in Portuguese

Indicative

PresentSimple PastImperfect Past
Eu dou*Eu deiEu dava
Você dá*Você deu*Você dava
Ele / ela dá*Ele / ela deu*Ele / ela dava
Nós damosNós demos*Nós dávamos
Vocês dão*Vocês deram*Vocês davam
Eles / elas dão*Eles / elas deram*Eles / elas davam
Past pluperfect simplePast pluperfect composed
Eu dera*Eu tinha dado
Você dera*Você tinha dado
Ele / ela dera*Ele / ela tinha dado
Nós déramos*Nós tínhamos dado
Vocês deram*Vocês tinham dado
Eles / elas deram*Eles / elas tinham dado
Simple FutureImmediate FutureFuture of the past
Eu dareiEu vou darEu daria
Você daráVocê vai darVocê daria
Ele/ ela daráEle/ ela vai darEle/ ela daria
Nós daremosNós vamos darNós daríamos
Vocês darãoVocês vão darVocês dariam
Eles/ elas darãoEles/ elas vão darEles/ elas dariam

Imperative

AffirmativeNegative
Dê você*Não dê você*
Dê ele / ela*Não dê ele / ela*
Demos nósNão demos nós
Deem vocês*Não deem vocês*
Deem eles / elas*Não deem eles / elas*

Subjunctive

PresentImperfect PastFuture
Que eu dê*Se eu desse*Quando eu der*
Que você dê*Se você desse*Quando você der*
Que ele/ela dê*Se ele desse*Quando ele/ela der*
Que nós demosSe nós déssemos*Quando nós dermos*
Que vocês deem*Se vocês dessem*Quando vocês derem*
Que eles/elas deem*Se eles dessem*Quando eles/elas derem*

Other Tenses

Personal infinitiveGerundParticiple
Para dar euDandoDado
Para dar você  
Para dar ele/ela  
Para darmos nós  
Para darem vocês  
Para darem eles/elas  

Alright, so that’s it for the conjugation of dar in Portuguese. As you can see, they are mostly irregular, so it’s a bit tricky. Let’s see the most common uses of the word in Portuguese.

Uses of the verb Dar in Portuguese

example of usage for verb dar in portuguese: o grupo de alunos se deu muito bem durante as aulas!

The verb dar is originally used to mean to give in Portuguese. But in Portuguese it is also used to talk about possibility, talent, result, to cause, to get along with, to suffice and for localization. Let’s take a look at some of these situations:

Dar as Possibility

para conseguir um visto de estudante com a Rio & Learn.
It is possible to get a student visa with Rio & Learn.

Não para comprar esta casa. Ela é muito cara.
It’s not possible to buy this house. It’s too expensive.

Dar as Talent

José não dá para engenheiro. para línguas. Ele é muito bom nisso.
José is not good at engineering. He is good at languages. He is really good at this.

Eles dão para o futebol de praia.
They are good at beach football.

Dar as Result

Não sei se esse seu plano vai dar certo, Carlos. É muito arriscado!
I don’t know if your plan is going to work, Carlos. It’s very risky!

Meu casamento deu errado.
My marriage went wrong.

Dar as Cause

Ele deu um susto no irmão com aquela notícia horrível.
He gave his brother a fright with that horrific news.

Ela me deu um tapa na cara.
She gave me a slap in the face.

Dar as to get along with

É incrível! Marina nunca se bem com as pessoas.
It’s incredible! Mariana never gets along with people.

Eu me dou bem com todo mundo. Não tenho problemas com ninguém.
I get along with everyone. I don’t have problems with anyone.

Dar as to be enough

Será que este dinheiro pra comprar aquele carro?
Is this money sufficient to buy that car?

20 mil reais para comprar uma casa?
Is 20 thousand reais enough to by a house?

Dar as Location

Este apartamento para a praia.
This apartment is in front of the beach.

A porta da sala para a piscina.
The door of the room is in front of the swimming pool.

Dar Expressions

example for dar expressions in portuguese: eles deram sorte e o tempo estava bom em niterói!

Now that we have seen dar conjugation in Portuguese, let’s dive into the expressions we have with this amazing verb. Dar expressions are multiple and for different types of scenarios, so take a look:

Dar Expressions about Relationships

Dar de cara com – Meeting someone unexpectedly.
Ontem, eu dei de cara com Marina no corredor da escola.
Yesterday, I suddenly ran into Marina in the school corridor.

Dar em cima (de alguém) – Hit on someone.
João estava dando em cima de Jéssica a noite toda.
João was hitting on Jéssica all night.

Dar mole – Hit on someone.
Eu dei mole para ele, mas ele não quis.
I was hitting on him, but he didn’t want me.

Dar uma volta – Hang out.
Vamos dar uma volta no shopping juntos?
Shall we take a walk at the mall together?

Dar um pulo – Make a quickly visit to someone.
Ela deu um pulo na casa da mãe para uma visita rápida.
She popped over to her mother’s house for a quick visit.

Dar para alguém – Have sex with someone.
Gabriella deu para o José, com certeza!
Gabriella had sex with José, for sure!

Dar uma mão – Help someone.
Você precisa de alguém para te dar uma mão e consertar o carro?
Do you need someone to help you and fix the car?

Dar uma bronca – Lecture someone.
Minha mãe me deu uma bronca por não lavar minha própria roupa.
My mom lectured me for not washing my own clothes.

Dar Expressions for Positive Events

Dar-se bem – Being successful at something or having a good relationship with someone.
Ele se deu bem na prova do Celpe-BRAS porque estudou na Rio & Learn.
He did well in the Celpe-BRAS test because he studied at Rio & Learn.

Dar um jeito – Solve an issue.
Os cariocas sempre dão um jeito em tudo.
Cariocas always find an informal way to solve everything.

Dar o braço a torcer – Accept something.
Tudo bem! Vou dar o braço a torcer com a sua afirmação.
All good! I am going to give in with your affirmation.

Dar esmola – Give alms.
Ele deu esmola a um homem na rua.
He gave alms to a man on the street.

Dar no pé – Leave some place.
Vamos dar no pé antes da chuva.
Let’s go quickly before it rains.

Dar o fora – Leave quickly.
Hoje, vou dar o fora quando meu chefe chegar.
Today, I am going to leave when my boss arrives.

Dar no mesmo – Having a result equal to the current situation.
Estudei a beça para a prova, mas deu no mesmo, tirei 5.
I studied a lot for the test, but it was for nothing, I got a 5.

Dar a volta por cima – Recover from a serious situation.
Meu antigo chefe me demitiu no pior momento. Mas eu já dei a volta por cima e arranjei um novo emprego.
My old boss fired me at the worst time. But I’ve already turned around and got a new job.

Dar água na boca – Something that look delicious.
Esse bolo está me dando água na boca!
This cake is making my mouth water!

Dar duro – Work hard on something.
Alberto dá muito duro no trabalho! Logo será promovido.
Alberto works really hard! Soon he will be promoted.

Dar Expressions for Negative Events

Dar um fora – Be rude with someone by finishing the conversation.
Luiz deu um fora na namorada na frente de todos.
Luiz cut his girlfriend in front of everyone.

Dar com a língua nos dentes – Not being able to keep a secret.
Você sempre dá com a língua nos dentes. Não sabe guardar segredos.
You always talk too much. You don’t know how to keep a secret.

Dar trabalho – To cause problems or difficulties for someone.
Meu filho não dá trabalho, ele é bem educado.
My son isn’t a bother, he is well educated.

Dar zebra – Have an unexpected result.
Meu computador deu zebra, preciso de um especialista.
My computer crashed, I need an expert.

Dar para trás – Give up.
Meu amigo deu para trás e não quis sair de noite.
My friend gave up and didn’t want to go out at night.

Dar um bolo – Leave someone waiting.
Luísa deu bolo nos seus amigos no domingo de tarde.
Luísa stood up her friends on Sunday afternoon.

Dar a volta (em alguém) – Deceive someone.
Ele era um malandro, deu a volta na Ursula e ela perdeu 500 reais.
He was a trickster, he deceived Ursula and she lost 500 reais.

Dar ruim – Go wrong or have a bad ending.
Meu namorado descobriu que menti para ele. Deu ruim!
My boyfriend found out I lied to him. It went bad!

Não dar em nada – Do something and get no results.
Não deu em nada no final, estudei pra prova e mesmo assim não fui bem.
Nothing came of it in the end, I studied for the test and still didn’t do well.

Dar Expressions for Feelings

Dar nos nervos – Get angry at someone.
Ela já está me dando nos nervos com o comportamento que tem.
She is making me angry with her behavior.

Dar um gelo – Stop talking to someone.
Amélia deu um gelo no marido depois que ele mentiu para ela.
Amélia ghosted her husband after he lied to her.

Não dar a mínima – Not care about someone or something.
Eu não dou a mínima para carros.
I don’t care about cars.

Não dar conta – Not being able to handle something or someone.
Ele não deu conta do trabalho e pediu demissão.
He couldn’t handle the job and resigned.

Exercise for Dar Conjugation in Portuguese

Exercise 1

To practice, we have two exercises for you! First you have to number the sentences according to the use of the verb give in Portuguese:

1. Possibility2. Talent3. Result
4. To cause5. To deal with6. To be enough
7. Location  

(  ) Eles se dão muito bem. São grandes amigos.
(  ) Deu tudo errado na minha viagem.
(  ) A entrada do hotel para a praia.
(  ) Este dinheiro para comprar a camisa?
(  ) Não para ir à festa. Vai começar muito tarde.
(  ) Não dou para música.
(  ) Ele deu um chute no amigo.
(  ) Você acha que pra entrar no clube sem identidade?
(  ) A pesquisa deu que 30% dos passageiros são brasileiros.
(  ) Minha irmã eu não nos damos.
(  ) A próxima rua no restaurante.
(  ) Oscar Schmidt para o basquete.
(  ) Eu sempre dou um beijo nela antes de sair.
(  ) A cozinha para o quintal dos fundos.

Exercise 2

Now, to complete the second exercise you have to create sentences using the verb dar conjugation in Portuguese, matching the words in the picture.

Exercise with the conjugation of dar in Portuguese

If you created any sentence that does not appear in our answers below, write to us on the comments!

Easy, right? Now that you can say give in Portuguese, you are ready to practice in conversation!
How about taking a look at our Portuguese classes in Rio, so that you could have conversations with people here in Brazil? Also, remember to use the dar expressions you learned today!

See you for our next Dica!
Lovely kisses!

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Answers

Exercise 1

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Exercise 2

Eu queria que ele me desse dinheiro de Natal.
Ano que vem, você me dará o melhor presente de todos.
Eles se dão bem um com o outro.
No passado, nós dávamos para futebol.
Vocês dão para cantar, parabéns!
Elas deram errado e preferiram terminar.

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