Ser Portuguese Conjugation

Verb Ser Portuguese Conjugation.

Dear friends, in our Dica today we will learn the verb ser Portuguese conjugation, in all ways and tenses. We will learn how to pronounce every tense, you will have an exercise to practice, and we will give you another present, a PDF file to download or save with a verb ser conjugation chart in Portuguese, and all the main verbs in Portuguese.

Verb Ser Example in Portuguese

“Eu sou professor, eu tenho 26 anos, eu sou brasileiro e carioca da gema.” (I am a teacher, I am 26 years old, I’m Brazilian and carioca da gema.)  See that I used the verb ser in these sentences? If you are a little lost and don’t remember what we are talking about, check out a Dica for beginners on the use of the Portuguese verb ser.

Let’s look at all the forms of the verb ser with the regular endings of the verb in bold and the irregular forms are marked with an asterisk so you see how to conjugate ser in Portuguese.

Conjugation of the Verb Ser

Now that you remember what this verb means, let’s study the verb Ser conjugation in Brazilian Portuguese. Take a look:

Indicative

PresentPast perfectPast imperfect
Eu sou* Eu fui*Eu era*
Você é*Você foi*Você era*
Ele/ ela é*Ele/ ela foi*Ele/ ela era*
Nós somos*Nós fomos*Nós éramos*
Vocês são*Vocês foram*Vocês eram*
Eles/ elas são*Eles/ elas foram*Eles/ elas eram*
Past pluperfect simplePast pluperfect composed
Eu fora*Eu tinha sido
Você fora*Você tinha sido
Ele/ ela fora*Ele/ ela tinha sido
Nós fôramos*Nós tínhamos sido
Vocês foram*Vocês tinham sido
Eles/ elas foram*Eles/ elas tinham sido
Simple futureImmediate futureFuture of the past
Eu sereiEu vou serEu seria
Você seráVocê vai serVocê seria
Ele/ ela seráEle/ ela vai serEle/ ela seria
Nós seremosNós vamos serNós seríamos
Vocês serãoVocês vão serVocês seriam
Eles/ elas serãoEles/ elas vão serEles/ elas seriam

 

Imperative

AffirmativeNegative
Seja você*Não seja você*
Seja ele/ ela*Não seja ele/ ela*
Sejamos nós*Não sejamos nós*
Sejam vocês*Não sejam vocês*
Sejam eles/ elas*Não sejam eles/ elas*

 

Subjunctive

PresentImperfect pastFuture
Que eu seja*Se eu fosse*Quando eu for*
Que você seja*Se você fosse*Quando você for*
Que ele/ela seja*Se ele/ela fosse*Quando ele/ela for*
Que nós sejamos*Se nós fôssemos*Quando nós formos*
Que vocês sejam*Se vocês fossem*Quando vocês forem*
Que eles/elas sejam*Se eles/elas fossem*Quando eles/elas forem*

 

Other modes

Personal infinitiveGerundParticiple
Para ser euSendoSido
Para ser você  
Para ser ele/ ela  
Para sermos nós  
Para serem vocês  
Para serem eles/ elas  

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Ser Conjugation Chart in Portuguese

So, we already know the Portuguese verb ser conjugation, but what about having it a PDF to print it or to check it on your cellphone to have a look? See here this PDF file with the Ser Conjugation Chart in Portuguese and other important verbs!

Now with all the conjugation of ser in Portuguese laid out for you, it is way easier to practice, isn’t it?
So, let’s go!

Now it’s your turn to conjugate the verb

I want to know all the things that you are and you are not. But first, let’s conjugate the verb ser in Portuguese with this exercise.
What do you know about these people? Tell us what they are:

Conjugate verb ser in Portuguese. Practice presenting the actress Angelie Jolie (name, nationality, profession, natural quality, marital status)
Conjugate verb ser in Portuguese. Practice presenting the football player Neymar (name, nationality, profession, natural quality, marital status)

Remember to check the answers at the end of this Dica. Did you create any sentence that is not there? Go to our Twitter and tell us what you wrote!

Now, as I said before, let’s talk about you. Conjugate the verb ser in Portuguese by answering this:

  • Qual é o seu estado civil?
  • Qual é a sua nacionalidade?
  • Qual é a sua aparência física? E de seus amigos?

If you want to keep practicing, here is another Dica with exercises for you: Verb Ser Exercises!

That’s it for today! Come meet us at our Portuguese School and check out RioLIVE! Activities to see opportunities to learn more in a real-life experience.

Until the next Dica
Kisses from Rio de Janeiro!

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas


Present Tense of Verbo Ser
Verb Ser Exercises in Portuguese

Present Tense of Estar in Portuguese

Conjugate ser in Portuguese: answers

Image 1:

  • Ela é a Angelina Jolie.
  • Ela é americana.
  • Ela é atriz.
  • Ela é alta
  • Ela é divorciada.

Image 2: 

  • Ele é o Neymar.
  • Ele é brasileiro.
  • Ele é jogador de futebol.
  • Ele é bom de bola.
  • Ele é solteiro.

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