Será in Portuguese. Será que vai chover?

Hey, hey, people from Dica do dia. Today, we are going to talk about será in Portuguese.
Usually the word será is used to talk about the future. However, we can also use it to make questions and express possibilities.

Será in Portuguese meaning future

First of all, será in Portuguese is the future form of the verb Ser (to be) in the third person singular. If you don’t recall it or you simply don’t know, check out our Dica about the conjugation of the verb ser. So, it is used to describe something that will happen in the future.

Examples in the future

Você será um grande rei, Simba.
You will be a great king, Simba.

Ele será seu amigo para o resto da vida.
He will be your friend for the rest of your life.

Se chover, a viagem será cancelada.
If it rains, the trip will be cancelled. 

Ela será a maior cientista do mundo.
She will be the greatest scientist of the world. 

Mayaan será uma estudante brasileira. Ela conseguiu o visto de estudante para o Brasil.
Mayaan will be a Brazilian student. She got her Student Visa for Brazil.

Será in Portuguese meaning doubt

In addition to that, we can use the word Será in Portuguese to express doubt and hypothesis. We use será as an interrogation to indicate a possibility, when we are not sure of something. Another way to use it is when we want to wonder or speculate about something in the future too. In this cases, the structure is usually with the word que. That is será que…

Examples meaning doubt

MarcosSerá que João está feliz com seu novo apartamento?
Carla: Não sei se ele gosta daqui. Será que ele gosta?
Marcos: You think João is happy with the new apartment?
Carla: I don’t know if he likes it here. Do you think he does?

A Michelle não foi trabalhar. Será que ela está doente?
Michelle didn’t go to work today. I wonder if she is sick….

Pablo: Nossa. Parece que hoje vai chover!
Diogo: Será?
Pablo:  Wow. I think it is going to rain!
DiogoYou Think?

Elas namoram há muito tempo… Será que vão casar?
They have been dating for so long… I wonder if they’ll get married.

Elton: Ele vai comer a pizza toda!
Joaquina: Será?
Elton: He will eat the whole pizza!
Joaquina: Is that so?

Jonas: Tenho certeza que você vai ganhar chocolate amanhã.
Davi:
Será?
Jonas:
I’m sure you’ll get a chocolate tomorrow.
Davi:
Do you think so?

Eu quero fazer a prova do CELPE-Bras. Será que é muito difícil?
I want to do the CELPE-Bras exam. I wonder if it is too difficult…

Yuri: Ele não vai chegar a tempo.
Igor: Será?
Yuri: He will not arrive on time.
Igor: Really?

Pay attention! If you’re trying to translate it to English, just give up already. There is no equivalent word in English. The best way to understand it is always through the context of the situations.

Uses of Será in Portuguese

Here we have a video for you. Now besides learning how to use será, you will also see to how pronounce it. Don’t forget to turn the subtitles on:

Now it’s your turn!

Guess what is going to happen using será in Portuguese. Remember that there is no specific answer for this exercise, people. Use your creativity! If you have doubts follow the model:

Ricardo ainda não chegou ao escritório. Será que ele perdeu o ônibus?

Meu estômago está doendo muito. Será que…
Preciso comprar uma camisa mas deixei o dinheiro em casa. Será que…
Ele preparou um bolo para sua namorada. Será que…
Estamos nesse engarrafamento há uma hora. Será que…
Ela fez uma entrevista de trabalho ontem. Será que…
Eles vão ao jogo do Flamengo. Será que…

Quick suggestion: Listen to this song called Será by Legião Urbana.

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Simple Future in Portuguese
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Verb Ser in the Present
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Verb Ser Exercises in Portuguese

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