Estar Dialogue

Frase para diálogo con el verbo Estar en portugués: Nós estamos na praia. En la imagen aparecen estudiantes de la Rio & Learn preparados para jugar beach volley en la playa

What’s up everyone? In today’s free Portuguese online lesson, we are going to practice the verb Estar. We will focus today on looking at Estar Dialogue, so how do we use this verb in day-to-day settings? If you don’t remember the verb estar, click here to learn more about it.

Verb Estar Dialogue in Portuguese

Renato: Oi, Lúcia, como você está?
Lúcia: Estou bem. Obrigado. E você, Renato?
Renato: Estou bem também.
Lúcia: Onde está o seu carro?
Renato: Ah! Lúcia, meu carro está com problemas e levei para a oficina. E o seu carro?
Lúcia: Meu carro está com meu esposo, José.
Renato: E onde está o José?
Lúcia: Hoje ele está no escritório. Está em uma reunião com uma empresa estrangeira. E sua esposa, Magda? Já se adaptou ao Brasil?
Renato: Ainda está se adaptando. Agora está aprendendo português na Rio & Learn, uma escola de português para estrangeiros que fica aqui bem perto da praia.
Lúcia: Que bom!
Renato: Sim. Ela está gostando muito e está aprendendo muitas coisas legais.
Lúcia: Que legal! Vocês podem praticar juntos.
Renato: Sim, já estamos praticando.
Lúcia: Muito bom! Nos vemos mais tarde, Renato.
Renato: Até mais!

Translation of the Verb Estar Dialogue

Renato: Hi, Lúcia, how are you?
Lúcia: I am fine. Thanks. And you, Renato?
Renato: I am fine too.
Lúcia: Where is your car?
Renato: Ah! Lúcia, my car is having some problems and I took it to the mechanic. What about your car?
Lúcia: My car is with my husband, José.
Renato: And where is José?
Lúcia: Today he is at the office. He is in a meeting with a foreign company. And your wife, Magda? Has she adapted to Brazil yet?
Renato: She is still adapting. Now she is learning Portuguese at Rio & Learn, a Portuguese school for foreigners that is located close to the beach.
Lúcia: How nice!
Renato: Yes. She’s enjoying it a lot and she is learning lots of useful things.
Lúcia: That’s great! You can practice together!
Renato: Yes, we are practicing already.
Lúcia: Very good! I’ll catch up with you later Renato.
Renato: See you soon!

Está Or Tá?

Since we are talking about pronunciation and conversation with the verb estar, we must include the natural contractions that Portuguese speakers do with this verb. Only when we speak informally and colloquially will you notice that Brazilians suppress the beginning of the verb estar. If you want to dive deeper into this subject, take a look at our Dica about it. Let’s see some examples within a dialogue:

João: Quanto tempo, Lúcia! Como você ?
Lúcia: Quanta saudade, João! Eu bem e você?
João: Eu ótimo! Fui promovido na minha empresa! Quais são as suas novidades?
Lúcia: Meus filhos tão estudando em São Paulo!
João: Que maravilha! Minha filha viajando pela Europa.
Lúcia: Muito bom te ver, João!
João: Igualmente!

João: It’s been a long time, Lúcia! How are you?
Lúcia: I missed you, João! I’m fine and you?
João: I’m great! I got promoted in my company! What’s your news?
Lúcia: My children are studying in São Paulo!
João: Amazing! My daughter is traveling through Europe.
Lúcia: Very good to see you, João!
João: Likewise!

Now it’s your turn!

Now it’s your turn to complete the verb estar dialogue below, and practice what we’ve just learned!

  1. Onde vocês ______ ?
    Nós ______ no Rio!
  2. O que vocês ______ fazendo aí?
    Nós _______ estudando Português no Brasil!
  3. Eles vão na festa hoje?
    Não, eles ______ estudando para o CELPE-Bras e não podem ir.
  4. O que aconteceu com ela?
    Ela ______ triste porque perdeu o voo.
  5. Ele já chegou?
    Não, ele ainda _____ no aeroporto.
  6. Vou encontrar vocês agora. Onde vocês _______?
    Nós _______ na praia.
  7. Onde sua namorada _____?
    Ela ______ na minha casa.

That’s it! We’ve just seen how to use the verb Estar (to be). Shall we have a conversation now? Come and have a conversation with us! Do you know where we are? We are in Rio de Janeiro! Take a look at our Instagram to see what we see here!

Hugs from Rio de Janeiro!

Click on the links below to read other related Dicas
Verb Estar in Portuguese
Estar com in Portuguese
Estar Exercises


  1. Onde vocês estão?
    Nós estamos no Rio!
  2. O que vocês estão fazendo aí?
    Nós estamos estudando Português no Brasil!
  3. Eles vão na festa hoje?
    Não, eles estão estudando para o CELPE-Bras e não podem ir.
  4. O que aconteceu com ela?
    Ela está triste porque perdeu o voo.
  5. Ele já chegou?
    Não, ele ainda está no aeroporto.
  6. Vou encontrar vocês agora. Onde vocês estão?
    Nós estamos na praia.
  7. Onde sua namorada está ?
    Ela está na minha casa.

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