Ser Portuguese Conjugation

Ejemplo de conjugación del verbo ser en portugués: Eles são brasileiros e estrangeiros.

Dear friends, in our Dica today we will learn the verb ser Portuguese conjugation, in all ways and tenses.

The Verb Ser in Portuguese

“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 forms that are irregular 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:


Present Past perfect Past 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*conj Eles/ elas foram* Eles/ elas eram*


Past pluperfect simple Past 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 future Immediate future Future of the past
Eu serei Eu vou ser Eu seria
Você será Você vai ser Você seria
Ele/ ela será Ele/ ela vai ser Ele/ ela seria
Nós seremos Nós vamos ser Nós seríamos
Vocês serão Vocês vão ser Vocês seriam
Eles/ elas serão Eles/ elas vão ser Eles/ elas seriam


Affirmative Negative
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*


Present Imperfect past Future
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 infinitive Gerund Participle
Para ser eu Sendo Sido
Para ser você
Para ser ele/ ela
Para sermos nós
Para serem vocês
Para serem eles/ elas

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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 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 it is another Dica with exercises for you: Verb Ser Exercises!

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

Until the next Dica
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Click on the links below to see more relate Dicas
Present Tense of Verbo Ser
Simple past of Ser and Ir in portuguese
Verb Ser Exercises in Portuguese
Word game with the verb Ser


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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