Lose in Portuguese

Ejemplo de conjugación del verbo perder en portugués: O time deles nunca perde!

Hey there! Are you ready to study Portuguese? Let’s learn the verb lose in Portuguese. Let’s take a look at its conjugation and its regular and irregular forms. Additionally, let’s practice the verb with an exercise!

Conjugation of Perder in Portuguese

Pay close attention, because this verb has a few irregularities in some tenses. The regular verb endings are marked in bold, while the irregular ones have an asterisk next to them! Take a look:


PresentPast SimpleImperfect Past
Eu perco*Eu perdiEu perdia
Você perdeVocê perdeuVocê perdia
Ele/ ela perdeEle/ ela perdeuEle/ ela perdia
Nós perdemosNós perdemosNós perdíamos
Vocês perdemVocês perderamVocês perdiam
Eles/ elas perdemEles/ elas perderamEles/ elas perdiam
Past pluperfect simplePast pluperfect composed
Eu perderaEu tinha perdido
Você perderaVocê tinha perdido
Ele/ ela perderaEle/ ela tinha perdido
Nós perdêramosNós tínhamos perdido
Vocês perderamVocês tinham perdido
Eles/ elas perderamEles/ elas tinham perdido
Simple FutureImmediate FutureFuture of the past
Eu perdereiEu vou perderEu perderia
Você perderáVocê vai perderVocê perderia
Ele/ ela perderáEle/ ela vai perderEle/ ela perderia
Nós perderemosNós vamos perderNós perderíamos
Vocês perderãoVocês vão perderVocês perderiam
Eles/ elas perderãoEles/ elas vão perderEles/ elas perderiam


Perca* vocêNão perca* você
Perca* ele/ elaNão perca* ele/ ela
Percamos* nósNão percamos* nós
Percam* vocêsNão percam* vocês
Percam* eles/ elasNão percam* eles/ elas


PresentImperfect PastFuture
Que eu perca*Se eu perdesseQuando eu perder
Que você perca*Se você perdesseQuando você perder
Que ele/ela perca*Se ele/ela perdesseQuando ele/ela perder
Que nós percamos*Se nós perdêssemosQuando nós perdermos
Que vocês percam*Se vocês perdessemQuando vocês perderem
Que eles/elas percam*Se eles/elas perdessemQuando eles perderem

Other Tenses

Personal infinitiveGerundParticiple
Para perder euPerdendoPerdido
Para perder você  
Para perder ele/ela  
Para perdermos nós  
Para perderem vocês  
Para perderem eles/elas  

Expressions with Lose in Portuguese

example of expressions in Portuguese for lose: Não perca tempo e venha estudar no Brazil com a Rio & Learn.

Let’s learn a few expressions now with the verb to lose in Portuguese:

Perder a cabeçaWhen someone does something without considering the consequences.
Perder a paciênciaWhen someone can’t be patient anymore with something or someone.
Perder o fôlegoWhen someone can’t catch their breath, both figuratively and literally.
Perder a horaWhen someone is late for something.
Perder tempoAllow an opportunity to pass by.
Perder a composturaWhen someone stops acting normally because they got surprised/impatient/ etc.
Perder a fomeWhen someone isn’t feeling hungry anymore.

Let’s observe a few examples using these expressions:

Não perca a cabeça por causa disso, você vai conseguir passar na prova! Acredite!
Don’t lose your head over it, you’ll make it through the test! Have faith!

Ela perdeu a paciência com a criança que chorava alto.
She lost patience with the child who was crying loudly.

Fiquei tão apavorado que perdi o fôlego totalmente!
I was so terrified that I completely lost my breath!

Ela sempre perde a hora e chega atrasada nos compromissos.
She always loses time and is late for appointments.

Não perca tempo e venha estudar no Brazil com a Rio & Learn.
Don’t waste your time and come study in Brazil with Rio & Learn.

Ana é sempre tão elegante, mas naquele dia ficou tão irritada que perdeu a compostura!
Ana is always so elegant, but that day she was so irritated that she lost her composure!

Depois que vi aquela cena do filme de terror, fiquei tão enojada que perdi a fome!
After I saw that horror movie scene, I was so disgusted that I lost my hunger!

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Exercises with Lose in Portuguese

Put the sentences together using the verb to lose in Portuguese:

  1. partida – Eles – a – sábado. – perderão – no
  2. perca – esse – Talvez – evento – eu
  3. hora? – que – a – ela – que – Será – perdeu
  4. aqui – estão – Vocês – tempo  – perdendo
  5. sempre – chaves – perdíamos – antigamente – Nós – as
  6. oportunidade! – essa – perca – Não
  7. peso – Quando – você – diferença – sentirá – a – perder – diferença
  8. perdido – Paula – dinheiro – remédios – em – tem – muito
  9. tempo – Nós – ficando – perderíamos –  aqui – muito
  10. Vasco – perder – O – vai – partida – essa

Well, now that you know more about the verb lose in Portuguese, you can’t miss our free Portuguese classes and also the opportunity to learn Portuguese in Brazil! Sounds great, right? I hope you enjoyed this lesson and that you keep studying with us!

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  1. Eles perderão a partida no sábado.
  2. Talvez eu perca esse evento.
  3. Será que ela perdeu a hora?
  4. Vocês estão perdendo aqui.
  5. Nós sempre perdíamos as chaves antigamente.
  6. Não perca essa oportunidade!
  7. Quando você perder peso, sentirá a diferença.
  8. Paula tem perdido muito dinheiro em remédios.
  9. Nós perderíamos muito tempo ficando aqui.
  10. O Vasco vai perder essa partida.

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