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   <LI> The chart shows the conjugation for regular verbs in the 5 most common
 
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   <LI> *1: Non-conditional usage of "would", like "I would speak every day"
 
   <LI> *1: Non-conditional usage of "would", like "I would speak every day"
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   <LI> *8: Auxiliary verbs like must/should/can/may/would are tricky.
 
   <LI> *8: Auxiliary verbs like must/should/can/may/would are tricky.
      The Portuguese usage does not match up perfectly with the English.
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       As in English, Portuguese auxiliary verbs are sometimes interchangeable
       As in English they are sometimes used interchangeably
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       (Can I have a coffee? May I have a coffee?) and sometimes not
       (Can I have a coffee? May I have a coffee?) and it makes no difference,
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       (He can climb Mount Everest. vs. He may climb Mount Everest.)
       and sometimes it makes a big difference (He can climb Mount Everest. vs.
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      The following rule works pretty well in most cases:
      He may climb Mount Everest.) The following simple rule gives a starting
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     <LI> <I>dever</I> in present tense = must
 
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Verbs in Brazilian Portuguese – Verbos em Português do Brasil

  Verbs in Brazilian Portuguese – Verbos em Português do Brasil
 
falar
to speak
 
 
 
pronouns
eu
você, ele, ela
nós
vocês, eles, elas
Present
falo
I speak
 
 
 
ar er ir
o
a e e
_mos
am em em
Past
falei
I spoke
 
 
 
ar er ir
ei i i
ou eu iu
_mos
_ram
Imperfect
falava
I used to speak
I would speak *1
I was speaking
I spoke
ar er ir
ava ia
ava ia
ávamos íamos
avam iam
Conditional
falaria
I would speak
*2
 
 
ar er ir
ia
ia
íamos
iam
Future
falarei
I will speak
*3
 
 
ar er ir
ei
á
emos
ão
Present/Past
Participles

estou falando
I am speaking
tenho falado
I have spoken
ar er ir
 
_ndo
ado ido
 
  use the above with verb stem + ending,
(where the underscore is a, e, or i)
infinitive + ending stem + ending
  A sample regular verb
falar
to speak
 
 
falo
fala
falamos
falam
falei
falou
falamos
falaram
falava
falava
falávamos
falavam
falaria
falaria
falaríamos
falariam
falarei
falará
falaremos
falarão
falando
am speaking
falado
have spoken
  The commonest irregular verbs
dar
to give
 
 
dou

damos
dão
dei
deu
demos
deram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
dando
am giving
dado
have given
dizer
to say / tell
 
 
digo
diz
dizemos
dizem
disse
disse
dissemos
disseram
 
 
 
 
 
dir__
 
 
 
dir__
 
 
dizendo
am saying
dito
have said
estar
to be
*4
 
estou
está
estamos
estão
estive
esteve
estivemos
estiveram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
estando
am being
estado
have been
fazer
to do / make
 
 
faço
faz
fazemos
fazem
fiz
fez
fizemos
fizeram
 
 
 
 
 
far__
 
 
 
far__
 
 
fazendo
am making
feito
have made
ir
to go
 
 
vou
vai
vamos
vão
fui
foi
fomos
foram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
indo
am going
ido
have gone
poder
can / be able to
*5
 
posso
pode
podemos
podem
pude
pôde
pudemos
puderam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
podendo
am being able
podido
have been able
pôr
to put
*6
 
ponho
põe
pomos
põem
pus
pôs
pusemos
puseram
punha
punha
púnhamos
punham
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
pondo
am putting
posto
have put
querer
to want
 
 
quero
quer
queremos
querem
quis
quis
quisemos
quiseram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
querendo
am wanting
querido
have wanted
saber
to know
 
 
sei
sabe
sabemos
sabem
soube
soube
soubemos
souberam
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sabendo
am knowing
sabido
have known
ser
to be
 
 
sou
é
somos
são
fui
foi
fomos
foram
era
era
éramos
eram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sendo
am being
sido
have been
ter
to have
similar: manter
similar: deter
tenho
tem
temos
têm
tive
teve
tivemos
tiveram
tinha
tinha
tínhamos
tinham
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
tendo
am having
tido
have had
trazer
to bring
 
 
trago
traz
trazemos
trazem
trouxe
trouxe
trouxemos
trouxeram
 
 
 
 
 
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