Simple Present

We use the simple present tense to speak of repeated or usual actions, such as habits, hobbies, or regular scheduled events. We use it in the same way that the Simple Present is used in Portuguese.

I like aviation – Eu gosto de aviação.  Aviação é uma coisa que eu gosta, habitualmente.

I am a pilot – Eu sou um piloto.  Meu profissão é piloto.

 

Here is the verb, ‘to be’ (Ser Estar), conjugated:

Note: Please observe the changes in the 3rd person singular form in all three charts.

Singular Plural
1st Person I am a teacher. We are teachers.
2nd Person You are a teacher. You are teachers.
3rd Person He/She/It is a teacher. They are teachers.

Conjugated, in the affirmative, using the verb ‘work’ (trabalhar):

Singular Plural
1st Person I work for TAM. We work for TAM.
2nd Person You work for TAM. You work for TAM.
3rd Person He/She/It works for TAM. They work for TAM.

The negative form requires the auxiliary verb, ‘do’ or ‘does,’ plus the negation, ‘not.’ In spoken forms we abbreviate them as, ‘don’t,’ or ‘doesn’t.’ For example:

Singular Plural
1st Person I don’t work for TAM. We don’t work for TAM.
2nd Person You don’t work for TAM. You don’t work for TAM.
3rd Person He/She/It doesn’t work for TAM. They don’t work for TAM.

The simple interrogative form requires the auxiliary verb, ‘do,’ at the beginning of the sentence, followed by the subject, and then the verb:

Singular Plural
1st Person Do I work for TAM? Do we work for TAM?
2nd Person Do you work for TAM? Do you work for TAM?
3rd Person Does he/she/it work for TAM? Do they work for TAM?

 

Abaixo, alguns verbos irregulares mais comuns. o primeiro lado é na forma de Presente – Passado e do verso é o infinitivo português

  • Wake - Woke
    Acordar
  • Fly - Flew
    Voar
  • Eat - Ate
    Comer
  • Run - Ran
    Correr
  • Speak - Spoke
    Falar
  • Bring - Brought
    Trazer
  • Buy - Bought
    Comprar
  • Drive - Drove
    Dirigir
  • Break - Broke
    Quebrar
  • Broadcast - Broadcast
    Transmitir
  • Leave - Left
    Deixar, partir
  • Read - Read
    Ler
  • Pay - Paid
    Pagar
  • Go - Went
    Ir
  • Quit - Quit
    Desistir