Tirar in Portuguese

Diferencia entre Tirar y Atirar en Portugués. Ele atirou a caipirinha para o alto. Él tiró la caipirinha para arriba.

Hi guys! Our Video Dica today is about two verbs in portuguese very similar in the spelling but totally different in the meaning. Do you know the difference between Atirar and Tirar in Portuguese?

Meaning of Tirar in Portuguese

Tirar means to take something out, like pieces of clothes for example. It’s the opposite of the verb Pôr.

Verb Tirar. To take off. Pablo tirou a camisa pois estava com calor. Pablo took his shirt off because it was hot.Pablo took his shirt off because it was hot.

Besides using Tirar in Brazilian Portuguese for objects we also use in some expressions. For example:

Expressions with Tirar in Portuguese

Nós tiramos muitas fotos ontem.
We took lot’s of photos yesterday.

Ele tirou 10 na prova de Português.
He got a 10 in his Portuguese exam.

Diogo está tirando onda com seu carro novo.
Diogo is showing off with his new car.

me tirando?
Are you kidding me?

Verb Tirar. To Take. O estudantes tiram foto com o Cristo. Students took a picture with the Cristo. Christ the Redeemer.Students took a picture with the Cristo.

Meaning of Atirar in Portuguese

Even though Atirar looks similar, it has a completely different meaning. It means to throw something or to shoot:

Ele atirou a caipirinha para o alto.
He threw the caipirinha up in the air.

Ele se atirou da ponte Rio-Niterói.
He jumped from Rio-Niterói bridge.

Nós atiramos no alvo mas erramos todos.
We shot the target but we missed all of them.

Parem de atirar!!
Stop shooting!

Would you like to know how to pronounce it correctly? Watch our video and don’t forget to turn the subtitles on if you need.

Difference Between Atirar and Tirar in Portuguese

That’s it guys! Here is the conjugation of the verbs Tirar and Atirar in Portuguese for you to take a look.

Conjugation of the verbs Tirar and Atirar. Eu tiro. Você tira. Ele Tira. Nós tiramos. Vocês Tiram. Eles tiram. Eu atiro. Você atira. Ele atira. Nós atiramos. Vocês atiram. Eles atiram.Now it’s your turn!

Can you complete these sentences correctly? Use the verbs Atirar and Tirar in Portuguese in the right verb tense:

  1. O policial ____________ nos traficantes na semana passada.
  2. Você pode ____________ os pés da mesa, por favor?
  3. Quando ela ____________ a roupa meu queixo caiu.
  4. Nossa, cara! Você ____________ muito mal!
  5. Jordan ____________ a bola no último segundo e marcou 3 pontos.
  6. Eu nunca ____________ a nota máxima. Essas provas são muito difíceis.
  7. Alguém estava ____________ fogos de artifício toda a noite. Não consegui dormir.
  8. Depois que eu chego em casa, ____________ os sapatos e deixo na varanda.

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Verbs ending in -AR in the Present
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  1. O policial atirou nos traficantes na semana passada.
  2. Você pode tirar os pés da mesa, por favor?
  3. Quando ela tirou a roupa meu queixo caiu.
  4. Nossa, cara! Você atira muito mal!
  5. Jordan atirou a bola no último segundo e marcou 3 pontos.
  6. Eu nunca tiro a nota máxima. Essas provas são muito difíceis.
  7. Alguém estava atirando fogos de artifício toda a noite. Não consegui dormir.
  8. Depois que eu chego em casa, tiro os sapatos e deixo na varanda.

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