Portuguese Grammar

The Portuguese grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Portuguese and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: e  Audio Under: abaixo  Audio
Before: antes  Audio After: depois  Audio
Inside: dentro de  Audio Outside: fora de  Audio
With: com  Audio But: mas  Audio
For: para  Audio From: de  Audio
To: para  Audio In: em  Audio

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Questions and Adverbs

To ask questions, use the following:

What?: o que?  Audio Who?: quem?  Audio
How?: como?  Audio Why?: porquê?  Audio
Where?: onde?  Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: nunca  Audio Rarely: raramente  Audio
Sometimes: às vezes  Audio Usually: geralmente  Audio
Always: sempre  Audio Very: muito  Audio

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Most commonly used pronouns in Portuguese:

I: eu  Audio You: tu  Audio
He: ele  Audio She: ela  Audio
We: nós  Audio They: eles, elas  Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: meu  Audio Your: teu/seu  Audio
His: seu (dele)  Audio Her: sua (dela)  Audio
Our: nosso  Audio Their: seus, suas  Audio

Grammar in a sentence

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: eu falo inglês  Audio
You speak French: fala francês/falas francês  Audio
He speaks German: ele fala alemão  Audio
She speaks Italian: ela fala italiano  Audio
I visited France: eu visitei a frança  Audio
I will drink milk: eu vou beber leite  Audio


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Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: eu compreendo-o/eu compreendo-te  Audio
I don't understand you: eu não o compreendo/eu não te compreendo  Audio
I don't speak French: eu não falo francês  Audio
This is my house: esta é minha casa  Audio
That restaurant is far: aquele restaurante é longe  Audio
No problem: sem problema  Audio

The above Portuguese grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Portuguese vocabulary to obtain some popular Portuguese phrases.

Portuguese Phrases

Portuguese Vocabulary


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Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.