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Portuguese Irregular Verbs
Many irregular verbs in Portuguese correspond to verbs that
are also irregular in English. These are some of the oldest and most commonly
used verbs in everyday communication.
Examples of Portuguese irregular verbs that are also
irregular in English:
dar – to give
dizer – to say
dormir – to sleep
estar – to be
fazer – to make / to do
ir – to go
ler – to read
pôr – to put
saber – to know
sair – to go out / to leave
sentir – to feel
ser – to be
trazer – to bring
ter – to have
ver – to see
vir – to come
A good way to remember which verbs are irregular is by
making a list that contains the English translation before the conjugation when
the verbs are irregular in both languages. That way you can remember that ir, to
go, is irregular in Portuguese as in English.
For example: ir –
to go – eu vou, você vai, ele/ela vai, nós vamos, vocês vão, eles vão.
Now do the same for the verbs in the list above and you’ll
see that in no time you’ll have these verbs down pat.