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verb ter in portuguese

Verb Ter in Portuguese

In short, the verb ter is the Portuguese equivalent of have as both share the same basic meaning and are grammaticalized in similar ways. Ter is nonetheless used in ways that might surprise you! Let’s take a closer look at…

Passive Voice in Portuguese

Passive Voice in Portuguese

The passive voice – as opposed to the active voice – highlights the recipient that is acted upon by the agent of the verb.  Accordingly, the recipient of the action (be it a person or thing) becomes the subject of…

Present Continuous in Portuguese

Present Continuous in Portuguese

In Portuguese, as in English, we use the present continuous to talk about ongoing actions. Note, however, that the present continuous in the European and Brazilian standards look slightly different.  Let’s take a quick look at it.   European Portuguese In European…