Portuguese Adverbs of Time

Ayer, hoy y mañana en portugués. Ejemplo: Eles visitaram o Centro do Rio ontem.

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In our Dica today we will talk about Portuguese Adverbs of Time. Do you know how to use Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow in Portuguese? And how about the other adverbs?

List of Portuguese Adverbs of Time

When we are talking, sometimes we have to locate ourselves in space and time, right? In order to do so, we must know the Portuguese adverbs of time. So to begin with, here’s a list of them:


Ontem Yesterday
Anteontem Day before yesterday
Semana passada Last week
Ontem à noite Last night
Semana retrasada The week before last week
Mês passado Last month
Mês retrasado The month before last month
Ano passado Last year
 Ano retrasado  The year before last year
Ainda Still
Ainda Yet
Ago Atrás


Hoje Today
Hoje à noite Tonight
Agora Now
Agora mesmo Right now
Hoje cedo This morning
Então Then
Esta semana This week
Este mês This month
Este ano This year
Recentemente Recently
Recentemente Lately
Imediatamente Immediately


 Amanhã Tomorrow 
 Depois de amanhã  Day after tomorrow
 Semana que vem  Next week
 Mês que vem  Next month
 Próximo mês  Next month
 Ano que vem  Next year
 Próximo ano  Next year
Logo Soon
Mais tarde Later

Today, yesterday and tomorrow

Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow in Portuguese. Dias da semana. To talk about the days of a week we use: Anteontem, ontem, hoje, amanhã and depois de amanhã.

Furthermore, can you locate yourself and talk about things that have happened or will happen during the week? What you did yesterday and what are you planning to do the day after tomorrow? Now that you are familiar with the words, let’s read a text with the Portuguese adverbs of time.

Text with Portuguese Adverbs of Time

Olá, meu nome é Mary e sou dos Estados Unidos. Cheguei no Rio de Janeiro anteontem, às 2:00 da tarde. Quando cheguei, peguei um táxi e fui para o apartamento do meu amigo, Roberto. Ontem, fomos à escola de Português Rio & Learn porque eu queria aprender português em 30 dias. Hoje é minha primeira aula e estou muito animada para aprender coisas novas. A escola oferece as Atividades RioLIVE!, que parecem ser muito interessantes para praticar Português fora da escola com os outros estudantes e também com algumas pessoas na rua. Amanhã, vamos fazer uma atividade muito legal: vamos conhecer o centro da cidade e, depois de amanhã, vamos praticar alguns vocabulários na praia e beber Caipirinha. Mês que vem eu vou voltar para os Estados Unidos e tenho certeza que vou sentir falta do Rio.

Translation of the text: Portuguese adverbs of time

Hi, my name is Mary and I am from the United States. I arrived in Rio de Janeiro the day before yesterday, at 2:00 in the afternoon. When I arrived, I took a taxi and went to my friend Roberto’s apartment. Yesterday, we went to the Portuguese language school Rio & Learn because I wanted to learn Portuguese in 30 days. Today is my first class and I’m very excited to learn new things. The school offers the RioLIVE! Activities, that seem to be very interesting for practicing Portuguese out of the school while with the other students, as well as different people on the street. Tomorrow, we will do a very cool activity: we will visit the city center and the day after tomorrow, we will practice some vocabulary at the beach and drink a caipirinha. Next month i’ll be going back to the United States and I’m sure I’ll miss Rio.

Notice that we conjugate the verbs in Portuguese according to the Portuguese adverbs of time! They mark the time of the sentences, hence the conjugation of the verbs.

Plain sailing?

We have just learned the Portuguese Adverbs of Time. Applying what you’ve just learned, can you plan your month using these adverbs?
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