A collage of photos illustrating different verbs that are part of the Identify the Brazilian Portuguese Verbs Quiz

Quiz: Common Brazilian Portuguese Verbs

Want to test your knowledge of some common Brazilian Portuguese verbs? Try this fun, interactive quiz!

It’s important for learners to be familiar with some common Brazilian Portuguese verbs that are likely to come up in everyday conversation. The answers are under the quiz, with some examples used in phrases with the English translation.

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Did you get any of them wrong? Which ones did you have problems identifying?

cozinhar – to cook

– O que você vai cozinhar pro jantar? (- What are you going to make for dinner?)
– Ainda não decidi. (- I haven’t decided yet.)

tomar banho – to have a shower

– Você não vai tomar banho hoje? (- Aren’t you going to have a shower today?)
– Ah, tô com preguiça! (-Ah, I’m feeling a bit lazy!)

tomar cafe da manhã – to have breakfast

– Estou morrendo de fome! Hoje não tive tempo de tomar café da manhã. (- I’m starving! I haven’t had time to have breakfast today.)

dormir – to sleep

– Não dormi bem ontem à noite. Estou me sentindo muito cansado agora. (- I didn’t sleep well last night. I’m feeling very tired now.)

nadar – to swim

– Eu prefiro nadar no mar do que na piscina. (- I prefer to swim in the sea than in the swimming pool.)

cantar – to sing

– Muitas pessoas gostam de cantar no chuveiro. (Many people like singing in the shower.)

estudar – to study

– Se você não estudar para a prova não vai tirar um nota boa. (If you don’t study for the exam you’re not going to get a good grade.)

almoçar – to have lunch

– Já é quase meio-dia. Vamos almoçar? (- It’s nearly midday. Let’s have lunch?)

correr – to run

– Eu gosto de correr no parque no domingo à tarde.  (- I like running in the park on Sunday afternoons.)

andar de bicicleta – to ride a bike

– Você gosta de andar de bicleta? (- Do you like riding a bike?)
– Sim, gosto muito. (- Yes, I like it very much.)

jantar – to have dinner

– Você gosta de jantar fora? (- Do you like having dinner out?)
– Não, é muito caro. (- No, it’s too expensive.)

dançar – to dance

– Vamos sair para dançar no sábado à noite? (- Let’s go out to dance on Saturday night?)

brincar – to play

– Os meus fihos gostam de brincar no parque. (- My children like playing in the park).

caminhar – to walk

– O Marcelo caminha para o trabalho todos os dias. (- Marcelo walks to work every day.)

comprar – to buy

– Eu não tenho dinheiro para comprar roupas caras. (- I don’t have money to buy expensive clothes.)

assistir – to watch

– Você assiste muitas séries no Netflix? (- Do you watch lots of series on Netflix?)

beber – to drink

– Você gosta de beber vinho? (- Do you like drinking wine?)

fazer exercício – to exercise

– O meu marido gosta de fazer exercícios de manhã cedo, antes de ir para o trabalho. (- My husband likes to exercise early in the morning, before going to work).

viajar – to travel

– Viajar faz muito bem para a saúde mental. (- Travelling is very good for one’s mental health.)

trabalhar – to work

Onde você trabalha? (- Where do you work?)

tomar banho de sol – to sunbathe

Os brasileiros gostam de tomar banho de sol na praia. (- Brazilians like to sunbathe on the beach.)

ler – to read

– Que livro você esta lendo no momento? (- What book are you reading at the moment?)
Now that you’ve tested yourself on some common Brazilian Portuguese verbs, how about trying some other quizzes?


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