Ultimate Portuguese verbs guide + Verbs list/cheat sheet

Olá a todos!

I decided to create this cheat sheet on Portuguese verbs because the most difficult part of learning romance languages for me has always been all the verb forms and conjugations. The idea was inspired by studypuddles post on French verbs
I combed through for spelling errors & mistakes, but alas some do fall through the cracks, so let me know if you see anything!

This cheat sheet can also be used for Brazilian Portuguese, but if you do, please make sure to check the note below.

I hope you guys appreciate this! When you share this cheat sheet, please mention my blog

Note for Brazilian learners:

The Perfect Tense in European Portuguese uses an accent at the 1st person plural conjugation of "ar" verbs.
For example: falamos (present) -> falámos (perfect)
However, in Brazil, the 1st person plural of the perfect tense is exactly the same as the present:
falamos (present) -> falamos (perfect)

May 18, 2019


Thank you so much for this cheat sheet! Would you say that Brazilian & European Portuguese are similar enough that I could learn Brazilian on a couple apps (LingoDeer, Mango Languages, & Duolingo) and then start consuming media in European Portuguese without much additional effort?

May 18, 2019

If you want to learn European Portuguese, then I really discourage this. It's not a good idea to study both variations of the language. Take a look at my posts about differences between Pt-Pt and Br-Pt first: (8 episodes)
Differences between Pt-Pt and Br-Pt #1
Differences between Pt-Pt and Br-Pt #8

If you have decided to learn European Portuguese, then I would also say that you should not use Mango Languages, Duolingo or LingoDeer. Take a look at this list. It can help you learn European Portuguese.
(European) Portuguese learning resources
Muito obrigado e boa sorte!

May 18, 2019

I can't thank you enough for collecting in one place everything I was trying to find. I started learning European Portuguese recently, and I'm honeslty feeling a bit lost, so I'm really grateful to you for posting these helpful resources ^_^

May 18, 2019

I'm happy to help! Please, always ask if you have any questions! (•‿•)

May 18, 2019

Wow, this is great. Thank you so much for stockpiling all the grammar rules into one place! Is there a way to bookmark/save the post?

May 19, 2019

You can just bookmark it like other links I believe

May 19, 2019

Thanks for putting this together, Jules.

May 18, 2019

You're welcome, Art!

May 18, 2019


May 20, 2019

Permita-me fazer algumas pequenas correções:

1) Na conjugação do verbo "ver" no ITEM 1 ("Present tense - Presente"), não há mais o acento circunflexo na forma "veem". Nos termos do Novo Acordo Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa, grafa-se "veem" sem acento circunflexo. Logo, as formas são: vejo, vês, vê, vemos, vedes, VEEM.

2) As formas "deem" do verbo "dar" no ITEM 9 ("SUBJUNTIVO - CONJUNTIVO PRESENTE") e no ITEM 10 ("IMPERATIVE - IMPERATIVO) não possuem acento circunflexo. No conjuntivo/subjuntivo presente, a grafia atual é: dê, dês, dê, demos, deis, DEEM (conjuntivo presente). No imperativo negativo: não DEEM (vocês).

3) No ITEM 12 (IMPERFECT SUBJUNCTIVE), há alguns erros de ortografia nas formas dos verbos "ser" e "ir": fosse, fosses, fosse, fôssemos, fôsseis, FOSSEM.

4) Também no ITEM 12 (IMPERFECT SUBJUNCTIVE), as formas 'QUISÉSSEMOS" e 'TROUXÉSSEMOS" devem receber acento agudo na primeira letra "e".

5) ITEM 9 ("SUBJUNTIVO - CONJUNTIVO PRESENTE"), as formas do verbo "querer" são: queira, queiras, queira, QUEIRAMOS, queirais, queiram.

Parabéns pela ideia e pelas ótimas tabelas. :)

May 21, 2019

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May 18, 2019

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June 11, 2019

Some of your "irregular" verbs are quite regular in perfect, imperfect, and other oblique forms. All that changes is the stem.

For the perfect tense, pagar is a regular -ar verb except for the first person singular when a 'u' must be added to preserve the pronunciation of the stem. The endings are perfectly regular.

Ditto for ficar and *fiquei.

Then there are the regular-looking endings attached to stem-changing saber (soub-) and dizer (diss-).

July 8, 2019
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