Tomara Meaning

Example with Tomara in Portuguese Tomara que o Vasco ganhe hoje!

Hello, guys! Today we will take a look at the meaning of tomara in Portuguese. Do you know how to use this interjection? Let’s find out and practice with an exercise!

Meaning of Tomara: Affirmative and Negative

Tomara is an interjection used to express a desire for something. In other words, it’s used when someone wants or doesn’t want something to happen. We use Tomara or Tomara que sim in affirmative sentences:

What does Tomara mean. Eugenio: será que vai ter sol? dominik: Tomara que sim!

Eugênio: Queria ir à praia hoje. Será que vai ter sol?
Dominik: Tomara que sim!

Eugênio: I feel like going to the beach today. I wonder if it will be sunny.
Dominik: I hope so, dude!

And we use Tomara que não in negative sentences:

What does Tomara mean. Luana: Tomara que não!

Igor: Será que os alunos esqueceram da aula de hoje?
Luana: Tomara que não!

Igor: I wonder if the students forgot to come to class today.
Luana: I hope not!

We can also use Tomara with a verb in the Present Subjunctive:

What does Tomara mean. Igor: Tomara que o Vasco perca!

Diogo: Cara, tomara que o Vasco ganhe hoje. Apostei 50 reais nele!
Igor: Tomara que o Vasco perca! Apostei 50 reais contra!
Diogo: Porra!

Diogo: Dude, I hope Vasco wins today. I bet 50 reais on it!
Igor: I hope it loses! I bet 50 reais against it!
Diogo: Fuck!

Practice with our Video

Check out this video about the meaning of “tomara” made by our teachers and students here at Rio & Learn. Remember, you can turn on the subtitles if you need them!

More examples of how to use Tomara in Portuguese

These examples demonstrate flexible uses of “tomara” to express hope and anticipation in both the beginning and middle of sentences in Portuguese.

Portuguese: Tomara que não chova amanhã.

English: I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow.

Portuguese: Espero que ela venha amanhã, tomara que consiga.

English: I hope she comes tomorrow and can make it.

Portuguese: Tomara que ele chegue logo.

English: Hopefully, he will arrive soon.

Portuguese: Eles estão atrasados, tomara que não tenham esquecido do compromisso.

English: They’re late; hopefully, they haven’t forgotten the appointment.

Portuguese: Tomara que a viagem seja tranquila.

English: I hope the trip goes smoothly.

Portuguese: Ele está tentando há horas, tomara que finalmente consiga.

English: He’s been trying for hours; hopefully, he finally succeeds.

Portuguese: Tomara que você se sinta melhor amanhã.

English: I hope you feel better tomorrow.

Portuguese: Estamos todos ansiosos pela resposta, tomara que seja positiva.

English: We’re all anxious for the answer; hopefully, it’s positive.

Portuguese: Tomara que você tenha sucesso na sua entrevista.

English: I hope you succeed in your interview.

Portuguese: Precisamos de mais tempo, tomara que o chefe entenda.

English: We need more time; hopefully, the boss understands.

Exercises with Tomara in Portuguese

Now that you know the meaning of “tomara” in English, let’s learn Portuguese with an exercise so you can feel even more confident! Choose if you need to complete the sentences below with Tomara que sim or Tomara que não!

Júlia: Será que hoje vai chover muito?
André: ____________________!

Otávio: Será que essa montanha-russa é rápida do jeito que gostamos?
José: ____________________!

Maurício: Você acha que vamos conseguir nosso certificado da Rio & Learn?
Ana: ____________________!

Kelly: Será que eu consigo passar na prova de amanhã?
Luana: ____________________!

Carlos: Você acha que seu personagem favorito vai morrer no próximo filme?
Paulo: ____________________!

Alice: Você acha que vai parar de chover?
Bob: _________.

Carlos: Você acha que o projeto pode falhar?
Diana: _________.

Eva: Será que o clima estará bom nas férias?
Frank: _________.

Gina: Você acha que ele pode perder o voo?
Harry: _________.

Isabel: Você acha que conseguimos ganhar essa partida de amanhã?
Jason: _________.

Karen: Você acha que eles vão cancelar o evento?
Liam: _________.

Maria: Você acha que ele vai lembrar de trazer as passagens?
Nate: _________.

Olivia: Você acha que eles terminarão o trabalho a tempo?
Peter: _________.

Quinn: Será que eles vão estar na festa?
Rachel: _________.

Steve: Será que a previsão do tempo do final de semana será ruim?
Tina: _________.

Now you are ready to practice this word by yourself! We hope you like this Dica and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Big hug from the Rio & Learn team.

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Oxalá in Portuguese
Affirmative Sentences in Portuguese
Negative Sentences in Portuguese
Wish in Portuguese


André: Tomara que não!

José: Tomara que sim!

Ana: Tomara que sim!

Luana: Tomara que sim!

Paulo: Tomara que não!

Bob: Tomara que sim.

Diana: Tomara que não.

Frank: Tomara que sim.

Harry: Tomara que não.

Jason: Tomara que sim.

Liam: Tomara que não.

Nate: Tomara que sim.

Peter: Tomara que não.

Rachel: Tomara que sim.

Tina: Tomara que não.

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    1. Usually, yes. Unless you are using as an interjection, for example: “Tomara! Vou tentar meu melhor na prova!”. Have you subscribed to our daily Dicas? Abraços from Rio & Learn!

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