Adverbs of Frequency in Portuguese

Ejemplo de adverbios de frecuencia en portugués.

What’s up, galera? How often do you read our Dicas? Alwayssometimes, never? Let’s find out the most common adverbs of frequency in Portuguese.

Using frequency adverbs in Portuguese is an essential skill to master, as they allow you to express how often an action occurs. These adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs, providing clarity about the frequency of an event or situation. Let’s break down the most common frequency adverbs in Portuguese and how to use them:

The most common frequency adverbs in Portuguese

Adverbs of Frequency in Portuguese: nunca, dificilmente, raramente, não muito, de vez em quando, às vezes, com frequência, sempre.
Adverbs of frequency in Portuguese

How to pronounce the adverbs of frequency in Portuguese

Not sure how to pronounce adverbs in Portuguese? No worries – we have got you covered! Just click on the verbs to hear them pronounced correctly. And remember, practice makes perfect.

Nunca (never)

Dificilmente (hardly)

Raramente (rarely)

Não muito (not much)

De vez em quando (once in a while)

Às vezes (sometimes)

Geralmente (generally)

Normalmente (normally)

Com frequência (frequently)

Frequentemente (frequently)

Sempre (always)

Examples for frequency adverbs in Portuguese

Let’s take a look at some sentences using frequency adverbs in:

Eu sempre vou à Feira Hippie de Ipanema com meus amigos.
always go to the Hippie market in Ipanema with my friends.

raramente almoça no restaurante da empresa.
You rarely have lunch at the company’s restaurant.

Às vezes, ela bebe cerveja com os amigos depois do trabalho.
Sometimes she drinks beer with her friends after work.

quase nunca andamos pelo Centro a pé.
We almost never walk through the center.

nunca vão à praia de Copacabana. Por quê?
You never go to Copacabana’s beach. Why?

Elas vão na praia do Leblon com frequência.
They go to Leblon’s beach frequently.

Eu não vou muito ao cinema.
I don’t go to the movies very much.

Tips for using frequency adverbs in Portuguese:

  • Adverb placement can sometimes vary depending on what you want to emphasize in a sentence, but the general rules mentioned above are a good starting point.
  • Using these adverbs correctly can help you sound more natural and fluent in Portuguese.
  • Practice by creating sentences with each adverb to get comfortable with their usage and placement.

Exercise: Practising frequency adverbs in Portuguese

Unscramble  the sentences using the correct frequency adverbs (see the answers below):

  1. Nós ____________ comemos pizza. (100%)
  2. Ela ____________ vai à praia. (10%)
  3. Eu durmo demais ____________ . (30%)
  4. Vocês ____________ estudaram português? (0%)
  5. ____________ eu prefiro ficar em casa. (50%)
  6. Paula não bebe caipirinha ____________ . (75%)

That’s it my friends! We learned how to use the adverbs of frequency in Portuguese. By integrating frequency adverbs into your conversations and writings in Portuguese, you’ll be able to more accurately describe your routines, habits, and the frequency of events in your life, making your communication richer and more precise.

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Huge and kisses from Rio de Janeiro!

Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
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Adverbs ending in Mente in Portuguese
Adverbs of Place in Portuguese
Hardly in Portuguese
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  1. Nós sempre comemos pizza.
  2. Ela dificilmente vai à praia.
  3. Eu durmo demais de vez em quando.
  4. Vocês nunca estudaram português?
  5. Ás vezes eu prefiro ficar em casa.
  6. Paula não bebe caipirinha com frequência.

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