Estar com in Portuguese

exemplo de Estar com em português: Todos estão com calor.

Hello friends! How are you? Today, we are going to learn some expressions using estar com in Portuguese. Ready to learn Portuguese online? Let’s go!

Expressions with estar com in Portuguese

Before we learn the expressions, do you remember how to use the verb estar in Portuguese? In this Dica we are going to focus on temporary situations or characteristics, but we can use the verb estar in other situations. To learn more about the verb estar in Portuguese, read this Dica!

Now let’s study the expressions! The structure is: verb estar (to be) + noun. When we use this verb + preposition + com + a noun we can create an expression that talks about something that we are temporarily feeling. Take a look at the example:

estar com

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Examples of Nouns to Use with Estar com

Let’s check out some of the nouns we can use after “estar com”, so we can develop a nice vocabulary to create sentences!


Examples with Estar com

Eu estou com fome. Vou comer um sanduíche.
I am hungry. I’m going to eat a sandwich.

Você está com frio?
Are you cold?

Ele está com sede. Precisa beber um pouco de água.
He is thirsty. He needs to drink some water.

O verão no Brasil é muito forte. Nós estamos com calor.
The summer in Brazil is unbearable. We are hot.

Vocês estão com sono?
Are you sleepy?

Nossa! Eles estão com pressa.
Wow! They are in a hurry.

Eles estão com muita vontade de estudar Português no Brasil.
They are eager to study Portuguese in Brazil.

Estar com vs Ter

We can also replace these expressions with estar com for the verb ter. Take a look:

Eu estou com frio. / Eu tenho frio.
I am cold.

Você está com fome? / Você tem fome?
Are you hungry?

Ele está com sede. / Ele tem sede.
He is thirsty.

Nós estamos com dor de cabeça. / Nós temos dor de cabeça.
We have a headache.

Vocês estão com problemas? / Vocês têm problemas?
Do you have problems?

Eles estão com vontade de jogar vôlei de praia. / Eles têm vontade de jogar beach volley.
They are keen to play beach volley.

Now It’s Your Turn!

Complete the sentences using the expressions you’ve learned according to each situation:

  1. Ele está suando muito. Deve ____________.
  2. Vocês _________ de estudar Português? Vamos viajar ao Rio!
  3. Você _________ ? Tome um remédio para dor de cabeça.
  4. Coloque um casaco! Sei que você __________.
  5. Vamos dormir. ___________.
  6. Você pode me dar um gole de água? _____________.
  7. Estamos felizes que chegou a hora do almoço! _____________.
  8. Ela ______________, porque bebeu muitas caipirinhas hahaha.
  9. Ele _________, porque comeu um prato enorme.
  10. Vocês ____________, né? Dormiram muito!

If you have any doubts, come talk to us on our Facebook page! Now, we know a little about expressions with estar com in Portuguese.

Hugs from Rio de Janeiro!

Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
Estar in Portuguese
Present Tense of Estar in Portuguese
Difference Between Estive and Estava
Difference Between Andar and Estar


  1. Ele está suando muito. Deve estar com calor.
  2. Vocês estão com vontade de estudar Português? Vamos viajar ao Rio!
  3. Você está com dor? Tome um remédio para dor de cabeça.
  4. Coloque um casaco! Sei que você está com frio.
  5. Vamos dormir. Estamos com sono.
  6. Você pode me dar um gole de água? Estou com sede.
  7. Estamos felizes que chegou a hora do almoço! Estamos com fome.
  8. Ela estava com sede, porque bebeu muitas caipirinhas hahaha.
  9. Ele estava com fome, porque comeu um prato enorme.
  10. Vocês estavam com sono, né? Dormiram muito!

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