Morrer in Portuguese

ejemplo con el verbo morir en portugués

What’s up everyone! In our Dica today we will learn how to use the verb Morrer in Portuguese. Yes, morrer literally means to die, but we can also have many interesting expressions with this verb, which don’t actually have this meaning after all! Let’s learn a little about them, how to use morrer + de and do some exercises!

Examples With The Literal Meaning

Minha avó morreu quando eu tinha 12 anos.
My grandmother died when I was 12.

Elvis Presley não morreu.
Elvis Presley is not dead.

In Portuguese, the verb Morrer has a very strong impact, somewhat even dramatic in some situations. So, in order not be so hard when speaking, we can also use the verb falecer. It has the same meaning, but it sounds lighter. Keep in mind that, while morrer can be used to situations, objects and people; falecer is used only for people.

Minha avó faleceu quando eu tinha 12 anos.
My grandmother passed away when I was 12.

Elvis Presley não faleceu.
Elvis Presley is not dead.

Look below at this next example. We can use morrer in this one, because we are talking in a general sense about something that is finished, over. But in this case, we can’t use falecer, because it doesn’t sound natural to a native Brazilian.

Meu amor por você morreu.
My love for you is over.

Expressions With Morrer in Portuguese

The verb Morrer can also be used in expressions. The expression morrer de can be used to emphasize something, blowing it out of proportion. Let’s see some examples:

Eu morri de raiva quando vi meu namorado conversando com outras meninas.
I died of anger when I saw my boyfriend talking to other girls.

Nossa! Estou morrendo de frio! Pode fechar a janela, por favor?
Wow! I am dying of cold! Could you shut the window, please?

Meu Deus! Hoje, estou morrendo de calor!
My god! Today I am dying of heat!

A que horas o almoço fica pronto? Estou morrendo de fome!
At what time will lunch be ready? I am dying of starvation!

Joana morre de medo de baratas.
Joana dies of fear of cockroaches.

Vamos tomar uma cervejinha depois da aula de Português? Estou morrendo de sede!
Shall we have a beer after the Portuguese class? I am dying of thirst!

O dia está lindo hoje. Estou morrendo de vontade de ir à praia.
The day is beautiful today. I am dying to go to the beach.

Ele está morrendo de inveja de mim porque comprei um carro novo.
He is dying of envy because I bought a new car.

Estou morrendo de dor de cabeça hoje. Não vou sair pro samba.
I am dying of head-ache today. I won’t go to the samba.

Ele morreu de rir quando contei uma história engraçada.
He laughed so hard when I told him a funny story.

Exercise With Morrer de in Portuguese!

Take a look at the options to use with morrer de we have below. Choose the correct one to complete each sentence:

amores / medo / sede / frio / calor / tédio / rir / inveja / fome / vontade

  1. No Rio de Janeiro, é mais fácil morrer de _____, do que morrer de _____. É uma cidade bem quente!
  2. Não comi meu almoço hoje, estou morrendo de _____.
  3. Se eu estivesse no deserto, iria estar morrendo de _____!
  4. Ela estava morrendo de _____ por ele! Estava apaixonada!
  5. Estou morrendo de _____ de comer um sorvete de chocolate!
  6. Ele conta piadas ótimas, sempre morro de _____.
  7. Eu odeio aranhas. Morro de _____ delas.
  8. Ela estava morrendo de _____ de mim, porque eu consegui ganhar o prêmio.
  9. As aulas da Rio & Learn são tão legais que eu nunca morri de _____.

That’s it guys! Now we learned the verb Morrer in Portuguese and the expression Morrer de. Shall we use it? Answer truthy:

  • O que faz você morrer de rir?
    What makes you laugh really hard?
  • O que faz você morrer de medo?
    What scares you to death?

Big hug to you all!

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  1. No Rio, é mais fácil morrer de calor, do que morrer de frio. É uma cidade bem quente!
  2. Não comi meu almoço hoje, estou morrendo de fome.
  3. Se eu estivesse no deserto, iria estar morrendo de sede!
  4. Ela estava morrendo de amores por ele! Estava apaixonada!
  5. Estou morrendo de vontade de comer um sorvete de chocolate!
  6. Ele conta piadas ótimas, sempre morro de rir.
  7. Eu odeio aranhas. Morro de medo delas.
  8. Ela estava morrendo de inveja de mim, porque eu consegui ganhar o prêmio.
  9. As aulas da Rio & Learn são tão legais que eu nunca morri de tédio.

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