This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Portuguese. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Portuguese Classes.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Portuguese, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|I see you||Eu vejo-te|
|I write with a pen||Eu escrevo com uma caneta|
|You love apples||Tu adoras maçãs|
|You give money||Tu dás dinheiro|
|You play tennis||Tu jogas ténis|
|He reads a book||Ele lê um livro|
|He understands me||Ele compreende-me|
|She has a cat||Ela tem um gato|
|She knows my friend||Ela conhece o meu amigo|
|We want to learn||Nós queremos aprender|
|We think Spanish is easy||Nós achamos o espanhol fácil|
|You (plural) work here||Vocês trabalham aqui|
|You (plural) speak French||Vocês falam francês|
|They drive a car||Eles conduzem um carro|
|They smile||Eles sorriem|
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Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.
|Headache||dor de cabeça|
|Heart attack||ataque cardíaco|
|Help me||ajude-me / ajuda-me|
|Stomach ache||dor de estômago|
|Stroke||acidente vascular cerebral|
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Portuguese Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you okay?||está bem?estás bem?|
|Call a doctor!||Chame / Chama um médico!|
|Call the ambulance!||chame a ambulância!chama a ambulância!|
|Call the police!||chame a polícia!chama a polícia!|
|Calm down!||Acalma-te! / Acalme-se!|
|I feel sick||Sinto-me doente|
|It hurts here||Dói-me aqui.|
|It's urgent!||É urgente!|
|Stop!||Para! / Pare!|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||onde fica a farmácia mais próxima?|
|You look beautiful! (to a woman)||Estás muito bonita.|
|You have a beautiful name||Tens um nome bonito.|
|This is my wife||Esta é a minha mulher.|
|This is my husband||Este é o meu marido|
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Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Portuguese about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Portuguese Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Portuguese homepage.