Basic Portuguese Verbs

Basic Portuguese Verbs 2017-03-20T16:47:47+00:00

Verbs describe movement or action. You’ll need them whenever you want to talk about what you, somebody or something else does, did or wants to do. Essential stuff. Memorize the verbs below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic Portuguese conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Portuguese“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

EnglishPortuguesePronunciation
(Audio)
(to) be
ser
(to) have
ter
(to) do / (to) make
fazer
can / (to) know how to
poder
(to) know (how)
saber
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
saber
(to) understand
compreender
(to) speak / (to) talk
falar
(to) listen to
ouvir
(to) hear
ouvir
(to) see
ver
(to) feel
sentir
(to) live
viver
(to) want
querer
(to) need
precisar
(to) like
gostar
(to) love
amar
(to) give
dar
(to) take
tomar
(to) play
jogar
(to) laugh
rir
(to) come
vir
(to) go
ir
(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)
distanciar
(to) write
escrever
(to) read
ler
(to) count
contar
(to) pronounce
pronunciar
(to) spell
soletrar
(to) conjugate
conjugar
(to) remember
lembrar
(to) forget
esquecer
(to) eat
comer
(to) try
tentar
(to) use
usar
(to) open
abrir
(to) close
fechar
(to) greet / (to) welcome
cumprimentar
(to) begin
começar
(to) end
terminar

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