Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

Hi everyone, Paloma here. Welcome to Top 25 Portuguese Verbs.
ser “to be, exist”
Ser is one of the ways to say the verb “to be” in Portuguese. It means the permanent state. So, “I am Brazilian”, Eu sou brasileira. I will always be Brazilian. So, Eu sou brasileira.
ter “to have”
Ter is just to mean that you have something. For example Eu tenho uma irmã. “I have a sister.” But it is also used to say age. For example, Eu tenho 24 anos. “I am 24 years old.”
fazer “do, make”
There is no difference in Portuguese between do and make. So, you can say Eu vou fazer um bolo. “I will make a cake” or Eu vou fazer a lição de casa. “I will do my homework.”
dizer “to say”
So, you can say Ela disse que sabe falar português. “She said, she can speak Portuguese.”
estar “to be”
Estar is the other way you can say the verb “to be” in Portuguese. So you have ser and estar. Estar is the temporary state. So, for example, Eu estou em São Paulo. “I am in Sao Paulo.” but it doesn’t mean I will be in Sao Paulo forever. So for example, tomorrow I can be in Rio. So, “Today I am in Sao Paulo”, Hoje, eu estou em São Paulo.
haver “to be (there is, there are)”
This verb is used a lot in news but it’s not very common in informal language, in every day casual conversations. Há três pessoas nesta sala. “There are three people in this room.”
ir “to go”
So you can say Vamos para o Brasil? Let’s go to Brazil? or Eu vou viajar amanhã. “I am going traveling tomorrow.”
saber “know”
So, you can say that you know Portuguese, Eu sei português. or that you don’t know some language, Eu não sei inglês. “I don’t know English.”
poder “can”
Eu posso carregar 10 kilos! “I can carry 10 kilos.”
ver “see”
So you can say, Eu vi esse filme semana passada. “I saw this movie last week.”
vir “to come”
So vir and ver are very similar. The sound is very similar and vir means “to come” and ver means “to see.” So you can say Você vem no meu aniversário amanhã? “Are you coming to my birthday tomorrow?”
achar “to think”
So you could say Eu acho ele bonito. “I think he is cute.” or Eu acho que amanhã vai chover. “I think tomorrow it’s going to rain.”
ficar “stay”
There are two ways you can use the verb ficar in Portuguese. One is the same as English, stay: Eu vou ficar em casa amanhã. “I am staying home tomorrow” but you can also use it to say where something is located. For example: Onde fica o banheiro? “Where is the bathroom?”
querer “to want”
Eu quero aprender português. “I want to learn Portuguese.” or Ela quer ir ao Brasil. “She wants to go to Brazil.”
dar “give”
So, A minha amiga me deu um presente. “My friend gave me a present.”
ouvir “hear”
So you can say Eu estou ouvindo a minha música favorita. “I am listening to my favorite song.” or Eu ouvi a conversa de vocês. “I heard you talking.”
deixar “let”
Me deixa entrar? “Can you let me in?” or Eu deixei a minha prima na casa dela. “I left my cousin at her home.”
falar “talk”
Eu falo português. “I speak Portuguese.” or Eu falei com a minha amiga. “I talked to my friends.”
pedir “ask”
For example, if you are hungry, you could say Eu pedi uma pizza. “I ordered a pizza.” or “I asked for a pizza.”
passar “pass”
It’s a very useful verb because you can use it with other nouns or verbs to mean different things. For example: passar roupa “to iron clothes” or passar o tempo “to spend time.”
parecer “seem”
For example, Parece que vai chover hoje. “It seems like it’s going to rain today.” Well not today, it’s very sunny here.
sentir “feel”
So you can feel sick Estou sentindo mal. or Sentir-se feliz. “To feel happy.”
chegar “arrive”
For example, A minha mãe chegou agora. “My mom just arrived.”
sair “leave”
Eu sai de casa muito cedo. “I left home very early.”
comer “to eat”
So this is a very useful verb you need to know. For example Eu comi uma feijoada hoje. “I ate a feijoada today.”
That’s it for today.
Thanks a lot for watching and I hope to see you in our next video. See you! Tchau!


Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍

PortuguesePod101.com Verified
Tuesday at 06:30 PM
Pinned Comment
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Which verb do you like the most?

Thursday at 01:25 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Olá Dez,

Thank you for posting.

You can check out more about verb conjugation in our Portuguese Grammar Bank:👍


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.


Thank you for posting.

The example sentences in the [Vocabulary] section are also derived from our database. Thank you for your kind understanding.



Team PortuguesePod101.com

Tuesday at 11:59 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.


In the Vocabulary section, you a few European Portuguese sentences. ie esta + a + infinitive verb. Also, the accent is very different. I understand what is written though.

Tuesday at 10:00 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

What about the using these verbs in the past, present, and future participle

Wednesday at 08:57 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Zoe,

Great to hear that you enjoyed our lesson!

Please check out our Portuguese Grammar Bank for more contents on verbs/ verb conjugation:


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.



Team PortuguesePod101.com

Wednesday at 04:05 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Loved this video! When do we get to conjugating verbs? Is there a certain resource you recommend using? I am loving learning some of the verb forms through useful phrases but think a conjugation resource would prove helpful to me. THANKS!😄

PortuguesePod101.com Verified
Sunday at 05:47 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Olá Zhuldyzay,

Thank you for posting.

We can use either one, as "ir à..." and "ir para" both mean "go to...".


Ele quer ir à praia no final de semana.

Ele quer ir para a praia no final de semana.

(He wants to go to the beach on the weekend)

Hope this helps! In case of any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.



Team PortuguesePod101.com

Sunday at 03:01 AM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.


whats is the difference between "ir a...", or "ir para ..."

thank you

PortuguesePod101.com Verified
Saturday at 10:31 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hello Ash,

Thank you for posting.

Please check out the Present Tense Conjugation of Regular Verbs here:


The verbs you mentioned have the following conjugation for the first person of speech:

Fazer (to do/make):

Eu faço... (I do/make)

Ir (to go)

Eu vou... (I go)

Ficar (to stay)

Eu fico...(I stay)

Now, "ouvindo" is the gerund for "ouvir" (to hear, listen (to)).

The present tense conjugation for this verb /first person is:

Eu ouço... (I hear/listen to)

Hope this helps! :)



Team PortuguesePod101.com

Tuesday at 06:21 PM
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

I am very curious about verb conjugation and I want to speak Brazilian Portuguese correctly. I have a few questions about the conjugation site and the examples in this video

1) In the online conjugator the present form of fazer is faço. I cannot see fazer on the conjugation sheet -> https://www.conjugacao.com.br/verbo-fazer/. Vou is also the present tense of ir.

This also happens with the verb ficar. It is using the verb 'vou' before mean you can use the infinitive of the verb?

2) I couldn't see any tense showing ouvindo. I expect this should have the been for Eu in the present where this sheet shows 'ouço'. The happened with sentir which was also after estou. Again this example has another verb before it so I am picking up a pattern

Thank you for your help :-)