Verbs in Portuguese

Verbs are a key part of any language. The Portuguese verbs list below will help you learn common Portuguese verbs in no time. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Portuguese. For even more Portuguese verbs, take a look at our learning resources for Portuguese at the end of the page.
Basic Portuguese Verbs
Portuguese Action Words
Movements in Portuguese
Portuguese Business Verbs

Basic Portuguese Verbs

to open in Portugueseabrir (abro, abri, abrindo, aberto)
to close in Portuguesefechar (fecho, fechei, fechando, fechado)
to sit in Portuguesesentar (sento, sentei, sentando, sentado)
to stand in Portugueseficar de pé (fico, fiquei, ficando, ficado)
to know in Portuguesesaber (sei, soube, sabendo, sabido)
to think in Portuguesepensar (penso, pensei, pensando, pensado)
to win in Portugueseganhar (ganho, ganhei, ganhando, ganho/ganhado)
to lose in Portugueseperder (perco, perdi, perdendo, perdido)
to ask in Portugueseperguntar (pergunto, perguntei, perguntando, perguntado)
to answer in Portugueseresponder (respondo, respondi, respondendo, respondido)
to help in Portugueseajudar (ajudo, ajudei, ajudando, ajudado)
to like in Portuguesegostar (gosto, gostei, gostando, gostado)
to kiss in Portuguesebeijar (beijo, beijei, beijando, beijado)
to eat in Portuguesecomer (como, comi, comendo, comido)
to drink in Portuguesebeber (bebo, bebi, bebendo, bebido)

Portuguese Action Words

to take in Portuguesetirar (tiro, tirei, tirando, tirado)
to put in Portuguesecolocar (coloco, coloquei, colocando, colocado)
to find in Portugueseencontrar (encontro, encontrei, encontrando, encontrado)
to steal in Portugueseroubar (roubo, roubei, roubando, roubado)
to kill in Portuguesematar (mato, matei, matando, matado/morto)
to fly in Portuguesevoar (voo, voei, voando, voado)
to attack in Portugueseatacar (ataco, ataquei, atacando, atacado)
to defend in Portuguesedefender (defendo, defendi, defendendo, defendido)
to fall in Portuguesecair (caio, caí, caindo, caído)
to choose in Portugueseescolher (escolho, escolhi, escolhendo, escolhido)

Movements in Portuguese

to run in Portuguesecorrer (corro, corri, correndo, corrido)
to swim in Portuguesenadar (nado, nadei, nadando, nadado)
to jump in Portuguesesaltar (salto, saltei, saltando, saltado)
to pull in Portuguesepuxar (puxo, puxei, puxando, puxado)
to push in Portugueseempurrar (empurro, empurrei, empurrando, empurrado)
to throw in Portugueseatirar (atiro, atirei, atirando, atirado)
to crawl in Portuguesegatinhar (gatinho, gatinhei, gatinhando, gatinhado)
to fight in Portugueselutar (luto, lutei, lutando, lutado)
to catch in Portugueseapanhar (apanho, apanhei, apanhando, apanhado)
to roll in Portugueserolar (rolo, rolei, rolando, rolado)

Portuguese Business Verbs

to buy in Portuguesecomprar (compro, comprei, comprando, comprado)
to pay in Portuguesepagar (pago, paguei, pagando, pagado/pago)
to sell in Portuguesevender (vendo, vendi, vendendo, vendido)
to study in Portugueseestudar (estudo, estudei, estudando, estudado)
to call in Portuguesetelefonar (telefono, telefonei, telefonando, telefonado)
to read in Portugueseler (leio, li, lendo, lido)
to write in Portugueseescrever (escrevo, escrevi, escrevendo, escrito)
to calculate in Portuguesecalcular (calculo, calculei, calculando, calculado)
to measure in Portuguesemedir (meço, medi, medindo, medido)
to earn in Portugueseganhar (ganho, ganhei, ganhando, ganho/ganhado)
to count in Portuguesecontar (conto, contei, contando, contado)
to scan in Portuguesedigitalizar (digitalizo, digitalizei, digitalizando, digitalizado)
to print in Portugueseimprimir (imprimo, imprimi, imprimindo, imprimido/impresso)

Verbs in Portuguese

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