Dress in Portuguese

Ejemplo de conjugación del verbo vestir en portugués con el presente: Elas vestem biquínis e ele veste uma sunga.

Hello everyone! How are you today? Are you ready for another Dica? Before we start, please try and answer these few questions: How are you dressed today? How would you dress for a party at the beach? Easy to answer, right?! No?! If these questions are hard for you to answer in Portuguese then you need to practice some verb conjugation! Don’t worry because we are here to help you! Today we are going to study the meaning and conjugation of the verb to dress in Portuguese, and also get to know the noun of the same word. At the end, we can practice with a couple of exercises! Let’s go!

Meaning of dress in Portuguese

Dressing up for a party can be tricky, right? It could be much more if you don’t know how to ask your friends for help on the dress code. Friend, you need to learn the verb to dress in Portuguese, for these situations! Here it is: the verb vestir.

Dress in Portuguese can have a couple different translations, because this is a word that refers to a verb and also nouns. The noun we most use is veste or vestimenta, that means any thing you user to cover your body such as clothes. Also, there’s another noun that is a dress in Portuguese: vestido, the one-piece item of clothing perfect for parties!

Is there any traditional outfit or item of clothing in your country? It’s not exactly clothing, but here in Brazil we love wearing chinelos. To feel like a carioca you can come to our Portuguese classes at Rio & Learn wearing chinelos too. Now, let’s take a look at the conjugation of the verb vestir Portuguese.

Vestir is an irregular verb with termination -IR. See here how to conjugate to dress in Portuguese paying attention to all regular endings in bold and the irregular endings marked with an asterisk.


Present Past Simple Imperfect Past
Eu visto* Eu vesti Eu vestia
Você veste Você vestiu Você vestia
Ele/ ela veste Ele/ ela vestiu Ele/ ela vestia
Nós vestimos Nós vestimos Nós vestíamos
Vocês vestem Vocês vestiram Vocês vestiam
Eles/ elas vestem Eles/ elas vestiram Eles/ elas vestiam


Past pluperfect simple Past pluperfect composed
Eu vestira Eu tinha vestido
Você vestira Você tinha vestido
Ele/ ela vestira Ele/ ela tinha vestido
Nós vestíramos Nós tínhamos vestido
Vocês vestiram Vocês tinham vestido
Eles/ elas vestiram Eles/ elas tinham vestido


Simple Future Immediate Future Future of the past
Eu vestirei Eu vou vestir Eu vestiria
Você vestirá Você vai vestir Você vestiria
Ele/ ela vestirá Ele/ ela vai vestir Ele/ ela vestiria
Nós vestiremos Nós vamos vestir Nós vestiríamos
Vocês vestirão Vocês vão vestir Vocês vestiriam
Eles/ elas vestirão Eles/ elas vão vestir Eles/ elas vestiriam



Affirmative Negative
Vista você* Não vista você*
Vista ele/ ela* Não vista ele/ ela*
Vistamos nós* Não vistamos nós*
Vistam vocês* Não vistam vocês*
Vistam eles/ elas* Não vistam eles/ elas*



Present Imperfect Past Future
Que eu vista* Se eu vestisse Quando eu vestir
Que você vista* Se você vestisse Quando você vestir
Que ele/ela vista* Se ele/ela vestisse Quando ele/ela vestir
Que nós vistamos* Se nós vestíssemos Quando nós vestirmos
Que vocês vistam* Se vocês vestissem Quando vocês vestirem
Que eles/elas vistam* Se eles/elas vestissem Quando eles vestirem


Other tenses

Personal infinitive Gerund Participle
Para vestir eu Vestindo Vestido
Para vestir você
Para vestir ele/ela
Para vestirmos nós
Para vestirem vocês
Para vestirem eles/elas


Now let’s practice the conjugation of to dress / to wear in Portuguese, by answering these three questions:

O que você vestiu no fim de semana?
O que você está vestindo agora?
O que você vai vestir na sua próxima viagem?

Conjugate to dress in Portuguese

We hope you did well answering the questions, but…. let’s make sure you can conjugate the verb to dress in Portuguese correctly? Complete this exercise to check if you’ve really learned how to use the verb to dress / to wear in Portuguese. You have to complete the sentences with the correct conjugation of vestir in Portuguese and then you have to tell us in which tense the verb is conjugated. Ready?

  1. Quando era novo eu ________ número 38, agora ________ 44.
  2. Ele sempre ________ roupas estranhas.
  3. Para minhas aulas de português no Rio de Janeiro eu gosto de _______ roupas confortáveis.
  4. Maria ainda não está pronta, ela vai se ________ agora.
  5. Se eu fosse você, ________ algo mais quente, está frio lá fora.
  6. É importante que eles se ________ bem para o casamento, afinal de contas são os padrinhos.
  7. Eu estou ________ um vestido.
  8. Seria melhor se você não ________ esse casaco, estará muito quente na festa.
  9. Quando eu o vi, estava ________ com roupas estranhas.
  10. Afonso e Jornada sempre ________ roupas diferentes.

Great! It’s good to practice with an exercise like this one, right?

Now, we want make sure you know both the verbs and the clothing vocabulary. Can you answer the question in this picture?

Exercise with the verb vestir in Portuguese: O que eles vestem?

Go to our Facebook page and send us your answer to this exercise! And take a look at our courses, of course.

Hope you enjoyed this A Dica do Dia and if you have any questions please ask us on our Twitter. You can also tell us, in Portuguese, what clothes you like to wear. We’ll be waiting for you there!

Hugs from Rio de Janeiro <3

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Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Men’s Clothing in Portuguese
Women’s Clothing in Portuguese
Vocabulary of Accessories in Portuguese
Dialogue in Portuguese at a Clothing Store


Conjugate to dress in Portuguese: Answers

  1. Quando era novo eu vestia número 38, agora visto 44. (Pretérito Imperfeito do Indicativo e Presente do Indicativo)
  2. Ele sempre veste roupas estranhas. (Presente do Indicativo)
  3. Para minhas aulas de português no Rio de Janeiro eu gosto de vestir roupas confortáveis. (Infinitivo)
  4. Maria ainda não está pronta, ela vai se vestir agora. (Futuro Imediato)
  5. Se eu fosse você, vestiria algo mais quente, está frio lá fora. (Futuro do Pretérito)
  6. É importante que eles se vistam bem para o casamento, afinal de contas são os padrinhos. (Presente do Subjuntivo)
  7. Eu estou vestindo um vestido. (Gerúndio)
  8. Seria melhor se você não vestisse esse casaco, estará muito quente na festa. (Pretérito Imperfeito do Subjuntivo)
  9. Quando eu o vi, estava vestido com roupas estranhas. (Particípio)
  10. Afonso e Jornada sempre vestem roupas diferentes. (Presente do Indicativo)



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