Example about drinks in Portuguese: Eles estão bebendo cerveja na Lapa.

Hello friends! Are you ready to learn Portuguese? Today we’ll learn a verb that’s currently related to a need we all have, sometimes a physical need, sometimes social. The verb is beber, which sometimes is also tomar in Portuguese. Here you’ll see the conjugation of the verb to drink in Portuguese and practice with a fun quiz. Also, we have a list of some of the things we drink to enrich your vocabulary and practice the pronunciation of these words. Let’s go!

Conjugation of the verb to drink in Portuguese

Drinking is one of the most important physical needs. Drinks and gastronomy are a very important part the culture of a country, and Brazil has a strong cultural identity, as you know. We’ve already studied the verb comer, now let’s go to the conjugation of the verb to drink in Portuguese.

Every different place has it’s traditional drink, right? It could be something people drink in the morning, for example a juice from a local fruit, or an alcoholic drink that has a story from that particular place. What do you know about Brazilian drinks?

Let’s start learning how to conjugate the verb, then we will go back to talk about drinks. Okay? Take a look at these examples of sentences with the verb to drink in Portuguese:

Eu bebi vinho tinto no jantar.
I drank red wine at dinner.
Minha irmã sempre bebe suco de laranja no almoço.
My sister always drinks orange juice with lunch.

Beber is a regular verb with the  -ER ending. To conjugate this verb is very easy, you just have to pay attention to the regular endings, which are highlighted in bold on the chart below, and remember them. Easy, right? Let’s go, then!

 

Indicative

Present Past Simple Imperfect Past
Eu bebo Eu bebi Eu bebia
Você bebe Você bebeu Você bebia
Ele/ela bebe Ele/ela bebeu Ele/ela bebia
Nós bebemos Nós bebemos Nós bebíamos
Vocês bebem Vocês beberam Vocês bebiam
Eles/elas bebem Eles/elas beberam Eles/elas bebiam

 

Past pluperfect simple Past pluperfect composed
Eu bebera Eu tinha bebido
Você bebera Você tinha bebido
Ele/ela bebera Ele/ela tinha bebido
Nós bebêramos Nós tínhamos bebido
Vocês beberam Vocês tinham bebido
Eles/elas beberam Eles/elas tinham bebido

 

Simple Future Immediate Future Future of the past
Eu beberei Eu vou beber Eu beberia
Você beberá Você vai beber Você beberia
Ele/ela beberá Ele/ela vai beber Ele/ela beberia
Nós beberemos Nós vamos beber Nós beberíamos
Vocês beberão Vocês vão beber Vocês beberiam
Eles/elas beberão Eles/elas vão beber Eles/elas beberiam

 

Imperative

Affirmative Negative
Beba você Não beba você
Beba ele/ela Não beba ele/ela
Bebamos nós Não bebamos nós
Bebam vocês Não bebam vocês
Bebam eles/elas Não bebam eles/elas

Subjunctive

Present Imperfect Past Future
Que eu beba Se eu bebesse Quando eu beber
Que você beba Se você bebesse Quando você beber
Que ele/ela beba Se ele/ela bebesse Quando ele/ela beber
Que nós bebamos Se nós bebêssemos Quando nós bebermos
Que vocês bebam Se vocês bebessem Quando vocês beberem
Que eles/elas bebam Se eles/elas bebessem Quando eles/elas beberem

 

Other tenses

Personal infinitive Gerund Participle
Para beber eu Bebendo Bebido
Para beber você
Para beber ele/ela
Para bebermos nós
Para beberem vocês
Para beberem eles/elas

What we Drink, in Portuguese

Now tell us what do you know about the drinks we have in Brazil? Do you have a favorite? Are you thinking about the same drink as me? Oh yeah! CAIPIRINHA!!! But this is not the only one you know, right? I hope not! In any case, we’ve prepared a list of drinks in Portuguese for you. Here you have some of the most common drinks we have in Brazil and some of the typical ones you’ll try here with us at our school in Copacabana.

Vocabulary list

A cerveja Beer
A caipirinha Caipirinha
O vinho Wine
Os refrigerantes Soda
O guaraná Guaraná soda
O café Coffee
O capuccino Cappuccino
A vodka Vodka
O uísque Whisky
A água tônica Tonic water
O chá Tea
A água Water
O leite Milk 
O gim Gin
A água de coco Coconut water
O champanhe/ a champanha Champagne
A batida  Blended fruit drink (alcoholic)
A dose Shot
*O Chimarrão ou o mate Matte-tea
A limonada Fresh lemonade
O caldo de cana Sugarcane juice
O suco de laranja Orange juice
O suco de manga Mango juice
O suco de maracujá Passion fruit juice
O suco de abacaxi Pineapple juice
O suco de morango Strawberry juice

*Chimarrão and mate are both tea from herbs rich in caffeine but one is served very hot in a container made from a calabash gourd, using a metal straw (typical in other South American countries and the coldest states in Brazil), and mate is a soft drink, served chilled, and common on the beaches here in Rio with ice and a touch of limonada.

Also, there’s the verb Tomar in Portuguese that has the same meaning of beber in some situations. This verb is used mostly in informal cases or in expressions that are common in a region. For example, tomar água, tomar cafétomar uma cerveja, tomar um lanche (that includes eating as well)

If you don’t know what caipirinha is, you really should learn, Caipirinha is a national symbol! And if you want to learn how to make one, we teach you here.

Drinks in Portuguese pronunciation

Now that you know the conjugation of the verb to drink in Portuguese and have seen some of the drinks, let’s listen to the pronunciation of some of these drinks we have just learned and answer a couple questions:

What about you country? What are the typical drinks you have?
Are there specific drinks for different seasons of the year?

Have you ever thought about drinking a beer while studying? If you study Portuguese in Brazil with us, you’ll see that sometimes a fresh coconut water or a cold beer can help improve your language learning! We can study Portuguese at the beach bebendo água de coco or at a cafe bebendo um capuccino. Come and see our courses and choose the best for you!

A game about drinks in Portuguese

Before you leave, let’s play a game to make sure that you can order your favorite drinks in Portuguese.

So, what was your score? Do you already know everything about these drinks or do you still have to practice a little bit more? A great way to practice it is going out and ordering a drink.

Let’s drink a caipirinha together?

See you next Dica. Bye Bye!

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