Portuguese Verbs

Welcome to the Rocket Portuguese lesson on verbs! Verbs are many times at the very center of Portuguese sentences. They can cause quite the confusion as there are many tenses to learn and irregular verbs to memorize. But, they’re essential to communicating in any language.

In this lesson, we’ll talk about some of the most common Portuguese verbs you’ll find and you’ll be an expert by the end of it! With these verbs you’ll be able to cover lots of activities you’ll want to talk about and do so with ease.

Feel like cooking - cozinhar? Or running - correr? Reading - ler? Let’s get studying!

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Pronouncing Portuguese Verbs

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to go


to do


to make

dizer / falar

to say


to listen

andar / caminhar

to walk


to speak


to travel


to ask


to read


to write


to cook


to eat


to run


to study

That’s it for this lesson. You are now well-equipped with lots of action words in Portuguese! As you go about your day, try describing what you’re doing as you go. If you keep these words in your daily routine, you’ll become an expert!

Remember, practice makes perfect!

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