Special cases of Imperative in Portuguese
Let’s bring imperative to a perfect end!
Today we’re going to learn special cases of imperative in Portuguese.
Some verbs have their forms changed when they are in their imperative form. Let’s check:
Conjugation of special verbs
Let’s see some example using these special cases of verbs in the imperative.
Seja legal com seus amigos.
Be nice to your friends.
Esteja em casa às dez da noite.
Be home at 10 p.m.
Vamos sair juntos hoje.
Let’s go out together today.
Sejam felizes todos os dias.
Be happy everyday.
Estejamos sempre atento ao que ela diz.
Let us pay attention to what she says all the time.
Vá às RioLIVE! Você se diverte e aprende Português.
Go to the RioLIVE! You’ll have fun and learn Portuguese.
Verbs ending in –car and –gar
Another case we’re going to learn is the case of verbs ending in -CAR or -GAR. These verbs go through an alteration to keep their fonetics. Let’s see some examples with these verbs too.
Chegar – Não demore muito. Chegue o mais rápido possível.
To arrive – Don’t take too long. Arrive there as fast as possible.
Explicar – Expliquemos novamente para que todos entendam.
To explain – Let us explain again so that everyone understands.
Alugar – Alugue um apartamento de frente para a praia. A vista é linda.
To rent – Rent an apartment in front of the beach. The view is gorgeous.
Aplicar – Aplique água fria sobre a área da queimadura.
To apply – Apply cold water to the burned area.
Enxugar – Enxuguem bem os pés ao sair do banho.
To dry – Dry your feet after showering.
So, guys. What about using these special cases of imperative on our daily routine.
Stay tuned on our next Dica!