Irregular Imperative Verbs in Portuguese

Ejemplo del Imperativo Irregular del Portugués. Venha estudar com a gente!

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In our Dica today, we are going to talk about the irregular imperative verbs in Portuguese.

With irregular verbs, the formation of imperatives is very simple. We use the irregular verbs at the 1st person of the presente do indicativo:

Faço, trago, tenho, venho, sinto, vejo, leio, etc.
I do, I bring, I have, I come, I feel, I see, I read, etc

To make the conjugation at the imperative, we must change o by a, and so on:

Conjugation of Irregular Imperative Verbs in Portuguese

Imperative of irregular verbs. Conjugação do Imperativo Irregular. Tenha, tenha, tenhamos, tenham, tenham. Veja, veja, vejamos, vejam, vejam. Leia, leia, leiamos, leiam, leiam.

Now, let’s see some examples using the imperative of irregular verbs:


Marcos, faça o exercício da página 30 do livro.
Marcos, do the exercise on page 30.

Venha visitar a escola de Português Rio & Learn e receba a primeira aula grátis.
Come to visit Rio & Learn Portuguese School and receive the first class for free.

Clique aqui e veja onde está a Escola de Português Rio & Learn.
Click here and see where Rio & Learn Portuguese School is.

Sintase à vontade em nossa escola.
Make yourself at home in our school.

Tenha cuidado ao atravessar a rua.
Be careful when you cross the street.

Traga seus documentos com você. Não esqueça nada.
Bring your documents with you. Do not forget anything.

Veja que linda é a vista do Pão de Açucar.
Look how beautiful the view from Pão de Açucar is.

Leia as notícias pela manhã.
Read the news in the morning.

Now it’s your turn!

Complete the sentences using the verbs in parentheses in their imperative form:

  1. (ter) Não _________ medo. Nós vamos ficar bem.
  2. (fazer) _________ o que eu digo, mas não _________ o que eu faço.
  3. (vir) _________ ver isso que encontrei! Vocês vão adorar.
  4. (trazer) Quando vier para cá, _________ um casaco. Está muito frio.
  5. (ler) Por favor, só _________ a carta depois que eu sair.
  6. (fazer) Amigos, _________ um círculo todos nós.
  7. (ver) Pedrinho! _________ quantos erros encontrei no seu trabalho de casa.
  8. (sentir-se) _________ em casa!
  9. (ter) Ela só tem 12 anos. _________ paciência.
  10. (ler) _________ todas as questões com atenção. Se vocês tiverem dúvidas eu posso ajudar.

That’s it, guys!
Now, we know the irregular imperative verbs in Portuguese.

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Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Imperative of the Regular verbs
Special cases of Imperative in Portuguese
Verbs ending in -ar in Present
Portuguese Verbs in -ER
Reflexive Pronouns in Portuguese


  1. Não tenha / tenham medo. Nós vamos ficar bem. 
  2. Faça o que eu digo, mas não faça o que eu faço.
  3. Venham ver isso que encontrei! Vocês vão adorar.
  4. Quando vier para cá, traga um casaco. Está muito frio.
  5. Por favor, só leia a carta depois que eu sair.
  6. Amigos, façamos um círculo todos nós.
  7. Pedrinho! veja quantos erros encontrei no seu trabalho de casa.
  8. Sinta-se em casa!
  9. (ter) Ela só tem 12 anos. Tenha paciência.
  10. Leiam todas as questões com atenção. Se vocês tiverem dúvidas eu posso ajudar.

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