These Other Gems Make It Complete

Welcome to Verb Gems 2 where we’ll dive into 12 more can’t-do-without pearls. Like in Verb Gems 1, all these verbs are:

  • High frequency: we say them all the time.
  • Broad usage: they are used in several ways and mean different things depending on the context. Some of them really are idiomatic jewels.

Gems 2 is suitable for upper beginners (A2) or anyone transitioning from A1 to A2 level. The course helps you improve your idiomatic feel for Portuguese and your ability to express yourself. For the same reason, they help you improve your listening comprehension skills.

Course outline


  • Overview


  • Conseguir vs. Poder
  • Saber vs. Conhecer
  • Dever vs. Ter/Precisar de
  • Pôr vs. Colocar vs. Meter
  • Ficar
  • Dar


  • Exercises

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