Tag questions in Portuguese

Ejemplo con question Tags del Portugués: Esse pôr-do-sol é lindo, não é?

What’s up guys, are you ok?
Well, in our Dica today we will talk about tag questions in Portuguese.

Tag questions in Portuguese

Tag questions are used to confirm a question, the idea is that we already have a clue of what the answer might be. We kind of already know the answer, and we just want to confirm it using a question. Let’s see the structure using the tag questions in Portuguese:

Perguntas de confirmação. Verbo principal igual ao Verbo de confirmação: Você fala Português, não fala? Frase afirmativa oposta a frase negativa: Você estuda Português, não estuda?

First thing you need to look for is the main verb because we are going to use it in the tag question. If the sentence inf affirmative, the tag question will be negative and if the sentence is negative, the tag question will be affirmative. Take a look at these examples:

Examples

Você foi ao cinema ontem, não foi?
You went to the movies yesterday, didn’t you?

Eles vão viajar na próxima semana, não vão?
They are going to travel next week, aren’t they?

Você quer conhecer a Lapa, não quer?
You want to know Lapa, don’t you?

Ela é a nova professora de português, não é?
She is the new Portuguese teacher, isn’t she?

Né in Portuguese

The word is a short form of não é, and it’s used as a tag question for any verb. Take a look:

Examples

Ela gosta de pizza, ?
She likes pizza, doesn’t she?

Nós precisamos de mais dinheiro, ?
We need more money, don’t we?

Você é aluno da Rio & Learn, ?
You are a student at Rio & Learn, aren’t you?

Another way to confirm an information is by using the word . Moises is going to explain it to you here. Don’t forget to activate the subtitles for this video:

Vamos esperar vocês aqui na escola, ?
We will wait for you here at school, ok?

Vocês vão aprender Português conosco, tá?
You are going to learn Portuguese with us, ok?

So that’s it. These are our tag questions in Portuguese, ok? Let’s practice?

Now it’s your turn

Complete the sentences below with the corresponding Tag question:

  1. Você vai para a festa hoje, ________?
  2. Ela não tem mais de um irmão, ________?
  3. Na Rio & Learn nós temos mais de uma RioLIVE!, ________?
  4. Ontem foi seu aniversário, ________?
  5. Eu já assisti esse filme, ________?
  6. Eles não fizeram uma festa semana passada, ________?
  7. Você tinha completado 20 anos, ________?
  8. Nós passamos por lá mês passado, ________?
  9. Amanhã a aula começa mais cedo, ________?
  10. Ele gosta de caipirinha, ________?

So, we will finish here, waiting for you at Rio & Learn to learn Portuguese.

Big hug for you all and see you in our next Video Dica!
Tchau, Tchau from Rio de Janeiro!

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Portuguese Question Words
Interrogative Sentences in Portuguese
Negative sentences in Portuguese
Types of sentences in Portuguese
Affirmative sentences in Portuguese

Answers

1) não vai?
2) tem?
3) não temos?
4) não foi?
5) não assisti?
6) fizeram
7) não tinha?
8) não passamos?
9) não começa?
10) não gosta?

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