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Portuguese Regular verbs

azulejos4.1Verbs: the good news

 

99.9% of verbs in Portuguese are regular. This means that they conform to one of three standard formulas: the "AR" verbs the "ER" verbs and the "IR" verbs (so called because this is how the base form - the infinitive - ends. Eg falar (to speak) comer (to eat) and abrir (to open). So once you've learnt the formula for these standard verbs you can confidently use the thousands of other ones that are exactly the same. And don't worry that there are three standard formulas. There's not much difference between them!

 

REGULAR   VERBS

 

 Present tense

-AR verbs

-ER verbs

-IR verbs

 

FALAR

(to speak)

COMER

(to eat)

ABRIR

(to open)

Eu

Falo

Como

Abro

tu

fales

Comes

Abres

Ele / ela   / você

fala

Come

Abre

Nós

falamos

Comemos

Abrimos

Vocês /   eles / elas

falam

Comem

Abrem