Portuguese Regular Verbs

Portuguese regular verbs. Elas nunca dançaram samba, mas agora dançam.

Hey guys! Are you ready to study Portuguese? Join us on today’s Dica because we are going to learn about Portuguese Regular Verbs.

But what are the regular verbs in Portuguese? Well, regular verbs are those that, when conjugated, do not undergo changes in their stem. For example, we have the verb cantar (to sing) in Portuguese. The stem of this verb is “cant-“, and because it’s a regular verb, we just need to complete the stem with the proper ending of each conjugation. The only thing to remember in regular verbs, is to use the proper conjugation to give the verb the meaning you want it to have.

Regular verbs are divided into three groups of different endings: verbs ending in -ar, verbs ending in -er and verbs ending in -ir. Let’s see how it works!

Regular Verbs With “-ar”

So, let’s take as an example the verb falar. It’s a regular verb ending in “-ar”. The stem of the verb falar is fal-. So, if you want to use it in the present, you just need to add the termination correspondent to the pronoun.

Present Simple past Future
Eu falo – I speak Eu falei – I spoke Eu falarei – I will speak
Você fal– You speak Você falou – You spoke Você falará – You will speak
Ele fal– He speaks Ele falou – He spoke Ele falará – He will speak
Nós falamos – We speak Nós falamos – We spoke Nós falaremos – We will speak
Vocês falam – You speak Vocês falaram – You spoke Vocês falarão – You will speak
Eles falam – They speak Eles falaram – They spoke Eles falarão – They will speak

Portuguese Regular Verbs in AR. Eles amam Falar português.

Portuguese Regular Verb List: Ending With “-ar”

Achar Find / Think
Amar Love
Andar Walk
Beijar Kiss
Cantar  Sing
Comprar Buy
Costumar Used to
Dançar Dance
Deixar Become / Abandon / Give Permission / Give an Order
Encontrar Find / Meet
Estudar Study
Falar Speak
Sense of being / Becoming / Keeping / Kissing
Gostar Like
Ligar Call
Morar Live
Paint / Color
Precisar Need
Tomar Drink
Usar Wear / Use
Viajar Travel

Examples of Portuguese Regular Verbs with “-ar”

Eu canto muito bem, mas eu danço muito mal.
I sing very well, but I dance very badly.

Nós estudamos Português na Rio & Learn.
We study Portuguese at Rio & Learn.

Ele viajou para o Brasil no ano passado.
He traveled to Brazil last year.

Vocês andaram pela praia de Copacabana ontem?
Did you walk by Copacabana beach yesterday?

João falará toda a verdade para Maria.
João will tell the whole truth to Maria.

Um dia eu pintarei um quadro famoso.
One day I will paint a famous painting.

Regular Verbs With “-er”

Just like with verbs ending in “-ar”, verbs ending in “-er” follow the same rule. We will use as an example the verb beber (to drink). The stem of this verb is “beb-“, so you just need to add the termination correspondent to the pronoun.

Present Simple past Future
Eu bebo – I drink Eu bebi – I drank Eu beberei – I will drink
Você bebe – You drink Você bebeu – You drank Você beberá – You will drink
Ele bebe – He drinks Ele bebeu – He drank Ele beberá – He will drink
Nós bebemos – We drink Nós bebemos – We drank Nós beberemos – We will drink
Vocês bebem – You drink Vocês beberam – You drank Vocês beberão – You will drink
Eles bebem – They drink Eles beberam – They drank Eles beberão – They will drink

Example of Portuguese Regular Verbs in ER: Eles estão comendo feijoada.

Portuguese Regular Verb List: Ending With “-er”

Aprender Learn
Atender Answer
Beber Drink
Comer Eat
Correr Run
Crescer Grow
Debater Debate
Dever Owe / Might/ Should
Entender Understand
Escrever Write
Esquecer Forget
Morrer Die
Perceber Perceive
Viver Live

Examples of Portuguese Regular Verbs with “-er”

Ele come muito no café da manhã.
He eats a lot at breakfast.

Eu sempre esqueço de tomar meu remédio para memória.
I always forget to take my memory pills.

Paulo Coelho escreveu o livro “O Alquimista”.
Paulo Coelho wrote  the book “The Alchemist”.

Nós bebemos juntos no último Domingo.
We drank together last Sunday.

Quando você escreverá para sua família?
When will you write to your family?

Nós viveremos no Rio de Janeiro por um ano.
We will live in Rio de Janeiro for one year.

Regular Verbs With “-ir”

In this example, for verbs ending with “-ir”, we will take a look at the verb partir. The stem of this verb is “part-“, so you just need to add the termination correspondent to the pronoun.

Present Simple past Future
Eu parto – I leave Eu parti – I left Eu partirei – I will leave
Você parte – You leave Você partiu – You left Você partirá – You will leave
Ele parte – He leaves Ele partiu – He left Ele partirá – He will leave
Nós partimos – We leave Nós partimos – We left Nós partiremos – We will leave
Vocês partem – You leave Vocês partiram – You left Vocês partirão – You will leave
Eles partem – They leave Eles partiram – They left Eles partirão – They will leave

Portuguese verbos ending in IR: Os alunos curtem a praia.

Portuguese Regular Verb List: Ending With “-ir”

Abrir  Open
Adquirir Purchase
Assistir Watch
Confundir Confuse
Cumprir Accomplish
Curtir Enjoy
Desistir Give up
Discutir Discuss
Dividir Divide
Imprimir Print
Insistir Insist
Partir Leave
Permitir Allow

Examples of Portuguese Regular Verbs with “-ir”

O avião parte às 9 horas. Precisamos correr!
The plane departs at 9 a.m. We need to hurry up!

Vocês confundem tudo que eu falo.
You confuse everything I say.

Você desistiu muito rápido.
You gave up really quick.

Ele abriu a porta do carro para ela.
He opened the car door for her.

Eu não permitirei que você saia.
I won’t let you go out.

Nós assistiremos o filme amanhã a noite.
We will watch the movie tomorrow night.

Important Information About Portuguese Regular Verbs

Did you notice that we can identify the stem of a regular verb by just removing the end -ar, -er or -ir? For example, in the verb partir, if we remove the ending -ir, we already can identify the stem of the verb, part-. This is only for regular verbs, ok? In irregular verbs, the rule is completely different!

There are also verbs in Portuguese that end in -or. According to the Portuguese grammar, these verbs belong to the second group of verb endings. But you don’t need to worry about them when we talk about regular verbs, since they are all considered irregular.

Exercise about Portuguese Regular Verbs

Now it’s time to practice what you just learned about Portuguese regular verbs. You have to complete the sentences with the right pronoun according to the verb. Ready?

  1. Eu pedi para  _____ abrir a porta para mim.
  2. Ontem _____ falei com meus pais.
  3. _____ nunca discutimos.
  4. _____ sempre bebem cerveja depois da aula.
  5. Ei, cuidado! _____ anda muito rápido.
  6. Amanhã _____  comeremos feijoada na RioLIVE!
  7. Chorei muito quando _____ partiu.
  8. ______ viajará agora que tem seu visto de estudante para o Brasil.
  9. _______ querem estudar português no Brasil?
  10. Todo dia ______ como yakisoba.

That’s it for today! Hope to see you soon on our next A Dica do Dia.

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  1. Eu pedi para ele/ela/você abrir a porta para mim.
  2. Ontem eu falei com meus pais.
  3. Nós nunca discutimos.
  4. Eles/elas/vocês sempre bebem cerveja depois da aula.
  5. Ei, cuidado! Você anda muito rápido.
  6. Amanhã nós comeremos feijoada na RioLIVE!
  7. Chorei muito quando ele/ela/você partiu.
  8. Ele/ela/você viajará agora que tem seu visto de estudante para o Brasil.
  9. Vocês/eles querem estudar português no Brasil?
  10. Todo dia eu como yakisoba.

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