Imperative

Portuguese Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

This 16th lesson teaches the Portuguese imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Portuguese is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.

The Imperative in Portuguese

Imperative Portuguese Audio
Go!Vai!
Stop!Para!
Don't Go!Não vás!
Stay!Fica!
Leave!Vai-te embora!
Come here!Anda cá!
Go there!Vai para ali!
Enter (the room)!Entra!
Speak!Fala!
Be quiet!Silêncio!
Turn rightVira à direita
Turn leftVira à esquerda
Go straightSegue em frente
Wait!Espera!
Let's go!Vamos!
Be careful!Tem cuidado!
Sit down!Senta-te!
Let me show you!Deixa-me mostrar-te!
Listen!Ouve!
Write it down!Aponta aí.

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Portuguese

Places Portuguese Audio
BankBanco
BeachPraia
DesertDeserto
EarthTerra
ForestFloresta
GardenJardim
HospitalHospital
IslandIlha
LakeLago
MoonLua
MountainMontanha
RiverRio
SeaMar
SkyCéu
StarsEstrelas
SunSol
I can see the starsConsigo ver as estrelas
I want to go to the beachQuero ir à praia
The moon is full tonightHoje é noite de lua cheia
This is a beautiful gardenEste jardim é lindo

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Portuguese

Household Portuguese Audio
Bedcama
Bedroomquarto
Carpettapete
Ceilingteto
Chaircadeira
Computercomputador
Deskescrivaninha / secretária
Doorporta
Furnituremobília
Housecasa
Kitchencozinha
Refrigeratorfrigorifico
Rooftelhado
Roomquarto
Stovefogão
Tablemesa
Televisiontelevisão
Toiletcasa de banho
Wallparede
Windowjanela

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Daily Conversation in Portuguese

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Portuguese Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Portuguese

English Portuguese Audio
Can you close the door?Pode(s)fechar a porta.
Can you open the window?Pode(s) abrir a janela?
I need to use the computerPreciso de usar o computador.
I need to use the toiletPreciso de ir à casa-de-banho.
I'm watching televisionEstou a ver televisão.
This room is very bigEste quarto é muito grande.
Holiday Wishesdesejos de boas festas
Good luck!boa sorte!
Happy birthday!Parabéns!
Happy new year!Feliz ano novo!
Merry Christmas!Feliz Natal!
Congratulations!Parabéns!
Enjoy! (before eating)Bom proveito!
Bless you (when sneezing)Saúde
Best wishes!Muitas felicidades!

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Portuguese about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Portuguese Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Portuguese homepage.