Special cases of Imperative in Portuguese

Special cases of Imperative in Portuguese. Seja corajoso. Não olhe para baixo!

Hi friends!
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

Casos especiais do Imperativo. Conjugação dos verbos Ser, Estar e Ir no imperativo. Seja, Sejamos, Sejam. Esteja, Estejamos, Estejam. Vá, Vamos, Vão.

Let’s see some example using these special cases of verbs in the imperative.

Examples

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.

 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.

Examples

Ficar – Não fiquem em casa esperando! Entrem em contato com a Rio & Learn agora mesmo.
To stay – Don’t stay home waiting! Contact Rio & Learn right now.

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!
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Imperative of the Regular verbs
Imperative of irregular verbs
Verbs ending in -ar in Present
Regular verbs in -ER

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