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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!


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Saturday at 02:07 AM
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Oi Brandon,

You're right.

Caminhada is "walking", we nowadays say "jogging" in Portuguese as well.

Thanks for bringing that to our attention.



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Tuesday at 12:22 AM
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In the lesson, caminhada is used for jogging. In my dictionary, it is used for walking and hiking.

Can it really be used for all 3 (walking, jogging, hiking) or is there one in particular that will commonly come to mind if I use caminhada without any other context?

Sunday at 08:15 PM
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Hi Marcus,

Thank you for posting.

In this specific situation we use "Sim, eu vou com vocês!" because as you see in the Lesson Notes section, the verb used has the meaning of "to go somewhere with someone," or "to join other people.". You can understand it as "Yes, I'm going with you!" in this case (a future situation).

"venho" can be used in other contexts, for example:

Todos os dias eu venho de ônibus para a escola.

Every day I come to school by bus.

Hope this helps! For more details, please check out our http://www.PortuguesePod101.com/myteacher



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Marcus Toliver
Sunday at 01:17 PM
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Shouldn't the first-person present tense of vir be "venho" instead of "vou?" For example, "eu venho com vocês."

Sunday at 05:12 PM
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Olá Zhuldyzay,

Thank you for posting.

It sounds more natural to use the sentences recommended in the lesson:

"Você vem com a gente?" ("Are you coming with us?")

"Você vai na minha festa?" ("Are you coming to my party?")

In case of any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. :)



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Saturday at 10:56 PM
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I have one question

you used these two frases in the lesson

Você vem com a gente? Você vai na minha festa?

why did you use two different verbs to express almost the same thing.

Can I say for example: Você vai com a gente? Você vem na minha festa? or for example to use "vir" or "ir" in two cases

Thank you

Saturday at 08:49 AM
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Olá Vladimir,

Thanks for your comment.

Indeed "eu vou" is the simple present of "ir" of the 1st person. In Portuguese we use this expression that literally translated would be "I'm going (with ...)" instead of the commonly used "I'm coming (with...)", what may cause a certain confusion.

Thank you for your suggestion.


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Friday at 06:25 PM
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Tem um grande erro no video e na transcrição do lição.

"After that we had vou, which is the 1st person of the verb vir in present tense".

Deve ser "ir" em vez de "vir":

"After that we had vou, which is the 1st person of the verb ir in present tense".

Quando você vai corrigir o erro?



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Monday at 10:38 PM
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Olá Richard,

I see your confusion now. I'm sorry about it. :flushed:

Sometimes when we use the verb "to come" in English, we use the verb "to go" in Portuguese.

In the example you sent me, "are you coming to my party?" , we usually ask "Are you going to my party" in Portuguese.

And the answer would be "eu vou", "I'm going", not "I'm coming".

I'll talk to my team about it, and check if we can fix it.

Thanks for letting us know the issue.


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Saturday at 12:31 PM
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Boa noite Paloma -- I really enjoyed your "learn portuguese in 3 minutes"--it was great and I hope you do more-- but please read and answer my comments below--because I think there is mistake in video 20 (ir and vir) --Obrigado