What’s so special about verbs?

Verbs
rock!

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Here’s how verbs work in Portuguese
Every verb is like a tree:
• it has roots
• it has branches
• it has fruits
• it belongs to one of the 3 verb families
The
AR
family

G O S T AR
(to like)

a
as

amos

am

o

Let’s create sentences with GOSTAR + de
Chave | Key

a

amos

as

EU = I
TU = YOU (one person)
ELE = HE
ELA = SHE

(to “like of”)

am

o

NÓS = WE
VOCÊS = YOU (more than one)
ELES = THEY (masculine)
ELAS = THEY (feminine)

1. Pick a person. [Position 1]
2. Pick the corresponding apple containing the verb ending for that person.
3. Join the ending to the root. [Position 2]
4. Complete with additional vocabulary as needed. [Position 3]
P1

Eu
Eu

Tu

P2

gost +

P3

o

de

.

gosto de elefantes.

gost +


de

.

___________________________________________________________________________________

Ela

gost +

de

.

___________________________________________________________________________________

Nós

gost +

de

.

___________________________________________________________________________________

Vocês

gost +

de

.

___________________________________________________________________________________

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