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How to Conjugate Portuguese Verbs

Como conjugar os verbos de português

Verb conjugations are the various forms that verbs take based on who (or what) preforms the action of a clause and when.

Compared to other languages like English, Portuguese has a high number of verb conjugation forms. If you don't know the subject pronouns yet, it is best to learn those first to understand what is meant by first-, second- and third-person.

Spanish is classified as a pro-drop language. This means that the subject of a phrase can often be omitted and implied by context and the verb conjugation form.

Moods and Tenses

Mood refers to whether the expression of the action is intended to be factual (indicative), desired or conceptual (subjunctive), mandated (imperative) or used as another sort of modifier.

Tense describes when the temporal aspects of the action such occurs whether it takes place in the past, present or future. It can also refer to whether the action is habitual or lacks a definite completion such as with the imperfect tense.

Prototype Verbs

Play falar
to speak infinitive to talk infinitive
Play comer
to eat infinitive
Play assistir
to attent infinitive to watch infinitive
Play sair
to go out to exit to leave
Play pôr
to place infinitive to put (on, down) infinitive