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Oi, meu nome é Paloma. Hi everybody! I’m Paloma.
Welcome to PortuguesePod101.com’s “Português em Três Minutos”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Portuguese.
In the last lesson, we learned how to use the verb amar.
In this lesson, we will learn how to use vir, the fourth verb in our series dedicated to the most common Portuguese verbs.
Vir means "to come" in Portuguese, and we use it a lot! So let’s go! Vamos lá!!
Imagine a friend of yours is organizing a road trip and he asks you Você vem com a gente? That means "Are you coming with us?"
So supposing you want to go too, you will say, Sim, eu vou com vocês! That means "Yes I’m coming with you!"
So let’s break down this answer.
First we had-
Sim which is simply "Yes."
Then Eu, which is "I" in Portuguese
After that we had vou, which is the 1st person of the verb vir in present tense.
Finally we had com vocês which is "with you" as vocês is the plural pronoun for "you."
[slowly] Sim, eu vou com vocês.
In Portuguese, vir is exactly the same as "to come."
The basic meaning is "to go somewhere with someone", or to join other people.
It is a very common verb that you should be careful not to mix up with ir, which only means "to go", as we’ve seen before.
Vir is often used to suggest an invitation to someone. If you are organizing a party, for example, you can invite your guests by asking them Você vai na minha festa? That is "are you coming to my party?"
To answer this question, you can add something after this verb, as in Sim, eu vou com alguns amigos. Here you said "Yes, I am coming with some friends." If you want to say you are coming with your boyfriend it is Sim, eu vou com o meu namorado which literally means "Yes I’m coming with my boyfriend."
The verb vir is also often used as an order or as motivational advice, as in Vamos lá! "C’mon!" Or Vem, vamos fazer caminhada! That is, "Come, let’s go jogging!"
Now, if you want to say "to come back" or "to come again", we have another very useful verb that can be used. This verb is voltar.
For example, if you want to say "I'll come back tomorrow", it is just Eu volto amanhã!
[slow] Eu volto amanhã!
Now it’s time for Paloma’s Points.
When using the verb Vir be careful, since we can not use it like in English to say "Come in!" when inviting someone to enter a room, for example.
In Portuguese we don’t use vir but the verb entrar instead. In this case it will be Entra! That means "Come in!"
In this lesson, we learned how to use the verb vir to ask people to join others!
So now, our lessons series about common Portuguese verbs is over, and from the next lesson, we will jump into some very important interrogative Portuguese words!
Do you know how to ask questions starting with "What" in Portuguese? I’ll be waiting for you in the next Português em Três Minutos lesson.
Tchau tchau!