Partir Conjugation in Portuguese

an example with the expression partiu in Portuguese: partiu aula de samba?

Whether you started learning Portuguese last week or last year, as long as you have tried to immerse yourself in Brazilian culture, you have most definitely seen the word partiu thrown around. But what the hell does it even mean? Translating won’t help you figure out this expression. But we can help you not only understand the word partiu, but the entire conjugation of partir in Portuguese!

Conjugation of Partir in Portuguese

Let’s begin by taking a look at the complete conjugation of verb partir in Portuguese. This will help us understand the meaning of related expressions better! Verb partir is a regular verb, with -IR termination. Partir in Portuguese means “to leave” or “to divide.”

Indicative

PresentPast perfectImperfect Past
Eu partoEu partiEu partia
Você parteVocê partiuVocê partia
Ele / ela parteEle / ela partiuEle / ela partia
Nós partimosNós partimosNós partíamos
Vocês partemVocês partiramVocês partiam
Eles / elas partemEles / elas partiramEles / elas partiam
Past pluperfect simplePast pluperfect composed
Eu partiraEu tinha partido
Você partiraVocê tinha partido
Ele / ela partiraEle / ela tinha partido
Nós partíramosNós tínhamos partido
Vocês partiramVocês tinham partido
Eles / elas partiramEles / elas tinham partido
Simple FutureImmediate FutureFuture of the past
Eu partireiEu vou partirEu partiria
Você partiráVocê vai partirVocê partiria
Ele / ela partiráEle / ela vai partirEle / ela partiria
Nós partiremosNós vamos partirNós partiríamos
Vocês partirãoVocês vão partirVocês partiriam
Eles / elas partirãoEles / elas vão partirEles / elas partiriam

Imperative

AffirmativeNegative
Parta vocêNão parta você
Parta ele/ elaNão parta ele / ela
Partamos nósNão partamos nós
Partam vocêsNão partam vocês
Partam eles/ elasNão partam eles / elas

Subjunctive

PresentImperfect PastFuture
Que eu partaSe eu partisseQuando eu partir
Que você partaSe você partisseQuando você partir
Que ele / ela partaSe ele / ela partisseQuando ele/ela partir
Que nós partamosSe nós partíssemosQuando nós partirmos
Que vocês partamSe vocês partissemQuando vocês partirem
Que eles / elas partamSe eles / elas partissemQuando eles partirem

Other Tenses

Personal infinitiveGerundParticiple
Para partir euPartindoPartido
Para partir você
Para partir ele / ela
Para partirmos nós
Para partirem vocês
Para partirem eles / elas

Meanings for Partiu in Portuguese

So, besides being a past tense for the verb partir, partiu is also an expression often used in Rio de Janeiro! Let’s learn all the nuances of this expression and how to use them in different contexts!

Partiu as in Partir

First things first, let’s go back to the root of it all: the verb partir. As you can see on the table below, partiu is a simple past tense conjugation of partir:

Partir Past Simple tense in Portuguese: eu parti, você partiu, ele/a partiu, nós partimos, vocês partiram, eles/as partiram

The expression partiu comes from that first meaning of “to leave,” though it’s often used as a sort of invitation. It’s a lot like saying “let’s go” in English.

Partiu as Inviting Someone Out

Imagine you’re chatting with your newfound Brazilian friend and asking them their plans for the afternoon. This conversation could maybe play out like this:

– O que você vai fazer hoje à tarde?
– To indo pra praia. Partiu?
– What are you doing this afternoon?
– I’m going to the beach. Let’s go?

Although it may seem a bit unnatural to say such a thing in English, it is completely normal for a Brazilian. It’s a casual invitation, an extended hand for you to grab onto. And how would you reply to that? Partiu! of course.

Partiu as “Let’s do this!”

Now you’ve agreed to go to the beach with your friend. But what sort of person are you? Do you sunbathe? Enjoy surfing? Do you swim? You and your friend have to decide on an activity! How do you do that? …You ask, using partiu!

Partiu nadar?
Let’s go swimming?

Partiu as “Let’s go there!”

Whereas in English, you’d probably need more than a couple of words to express an invitation, partiu in Portuguese does pretty much the whole job. All we need now is to pick a location!

– Tá ficando muito cheio aqui. Partiu piscina?
– Partiu piscina!
– It’s getting really crowded here. Let’s go to the pool?
Let’s go to the pool!

More Examples of Partiu in Portuguese

Check out the video below for more examples of partiu in Portuguese. This video was made by our teachers, so you can learn Portuguese in a more interactive way!

That’s it, folks! You can already join in on the hashtag #partiu! So, partiu Rio?
A warm hug to all of you!
Valeu!

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Portuguese IR Verbs
IR Verbs Past Tense
IR Verbs Present Tense
How Brazilian Greet

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