Open in Portuguese

Ejemplo con la conjugación del verbo abrir en portugués: Eles abrirão o champanhe para celebrar!

Let’s start the day with a wonderful Dica do Dia! Did you know that if you want to open our Dica anywhere you just have to subscribe? You’ll receive our Portuguese lessons directly to your inbox. Amazing, right? Talking about opening, let’s learn the verb to open in Portuguese.  Let’s start by looking at the abrir conjugation in Portuguese in every tense with all endings highlighted to help you learn.

The verb Abrir in Portuguese

In the Portuguese language abrir is a common verb. Everyday you open things, right? Well, to start my day I open the coffee jar and then I open the fridge to get my milk. Also, when I leave my houses to go to work I open the door. What about you? What do you open in the morning? Your bedroom door? Apps on your cellphone? I hope not! Only if it is to check out our Dicas! hahaha

In the kitchen for example, you have to open many different things: the fridge door, a bottle of juice, the pan to check your food. But, can you open a can without a can opener? Are you strong enough or you think it’s just a matter of practice? I’ll tell you something: I can’t, but Hulk can

Come visit us in Copacabana to learn and practice more Portuguese. Come to our school, open the door and discover you are actually opening the lid on a magical world of Portuguese and opening your heart to all those who live in it! Ok ok ok, you already understood the meaning of the verb open, now we’ll go to the specifics of the conjugation of abrir in Portuguese.

Abrir is a regular verb with termination -IR. Let’s see the abrir conjugation in Portuguese. Take a look


Present Past Simple Imperfect Past
Eu abro Eu abri Eu abria
Você abre Você abriu Você abria
Ele/ela abre Ele/ela abriu Ele/ela abria
Nós abrimos Nós abrimos Nós abríamos
Vocês abrem Vocês abriram Vocês abriam
Eles/elas abrem Eles/elas abriram Eles/elas abriam


Past pluperfect simple Past pluperfect composed
Eu abrira Eu tinha aberto
Você abrira Você tinha aberto
Ele/ela abrira Ele/ela tinha aberto
Nós abríramos Nós tínhamos aberto
Vocês abriram Vocês tinham aberto
Eles/elas abriram Eles/elas tinham aberto


Simple Future Immediate Future Future of the past
Eu abrirei Eu vou abrir Eu abriria
Você abrirá Você vai abrir Você abriria
Ele/ela abrirá Ele/ela vai abrir Ele/ela abriria
Nós abriremos Nós vamos abrir Nós abriríamos
Vocês abrirão Vocês vão abrir Vocês abririam
Eles/elas abrirão Eles/elas vão abrir Eles/elas abririam



Affirmative Negative
Abra você Não abra você
Abra ele/ela Não abra ele/ela
Abramos nós Não abramos nós
Abram vocês Não abram vocês
Abram eles/elas Não abram eles/elas


Present Imperfect Past Future
Que eu abra Se eu abrisse Quando eu abrir
Que você abra Se você abrisse Quando você abrir
Que ele/ela abra Se ele/ela abrisse Quando ele/ela abrir
Que nós abramos Se nós abríssemos Quando nós abrirmos
Que vocês abram Se vocês abrissem Quando vocês abrirem
Que eles/elas abram Se eles/elas abrissem Quando eles/elas abrirem


Other tenses

Personal infinitive Gerund Participle
Para abrir eu Abrindo Aberto*
Para abrir você
Para abrir ele/ela
Para abrirmos nós
Para abrirem vocês
Para abrirem eles/elas


Conjugate to open in Portuguese

Piece of cake, right? Now let’s be sure that you really now know all about the abrir conjugation in Portuguese. We separated some verbs for you and using the sentences below, you’ll have to match the verbs to the correct sentences. Ok? Ok! GO!

abrisse abrir aberto abra abriu abri
abrirá abríssemos tinha aberto abriram abre abrirão


  1. Eu _______ a porta com tanta força que fez barulho.
  2. Pedro queria _______ meu diário, mas ele está fechado com um cadeado.
  3. O porteiro _______ a porta para os professores todos os dias.
  4. Marcos queria que José _______ a carta, mas ele nunca _______.
  5. O Museu do Amanhã foi _______ em 2015. Venha visitá-lo com nossa RioLIVE! 
  6. O portão _______ às 15:00 no próximo Domingo.
  7. _______ o seu coração e talvez as coisas deem certo para você.
  8. As crianças _______ os presentes com a maior rapidez.
  9. Poderíamos ficar ricos se _______ um novo restaurante.
  10. Quando eu fui pegar a pipoca, Marta já _______ ela.
  11. Vocês só _______ os presentes amanhã.

I hope you used the abrir conjugation in Portuguese correctly. Did you get everything right?! Congratulations!!! But if you didn’t, that’s ok. We’re here to help you study 🙂 Check out our Portuguese classes and see if one of them suits you <3.

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How to conjugate Dormir in Portuguese
Conjugate Ouvir in Portuguese
Verbs ending in -AIR in Portuguese


Conjugate to open in Portuguese: Answers

  1. Eu abri a porta com tanta força que fez barulho. 
  2. Pedro queria abrir meu diário, mas ele está fechado com um cadeado. 
  3. O porteiro abre a porta para os professores todos os dias.
  4. Marcos queria que José abrisse a carta, mas ele nunca abriu
  5. O Museu do Amanhã foi aberto em 2015. Venha visitá-lo com nossa RioLIVE! 
  6. O portão abrirá às 15:00 no próximo Domingo.
  7. Abra o seu coração e talvez as coisas deem certo para você. 
  8. As crianças abriram os presentes com a maior rapidez.
  9. Poderíamos ficar ricos se abríssemos um novo restaurante. 
  10. Quando eu fui pegar a pipoca, Marta já tinha aberto ela.
  11. Vocês só abrirão os presentes amanhã. 

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