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 TensesMood
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.
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.