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


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


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


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


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.