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I’ve noticed that Portuguese language learners often use the verb Andar when they actually want to say Ir, and vice-versa.
This happens almost without exception in a context where means of transport and mobility are implied.
Here’s the difference. We use Andar to talk about means of transport in general. However, we switch over to Ir as soon as we also mention the final destination:
ANDAR Eu ando de carro todos os dias. I use my car every day.
IR Amanhã, vou de carro até ao Porto. Tomorrow, I am going to Porto by car.
Now, both these verbs are high-frequency verbs and their usage goes well beyond the specific context mentioned above. I invite you to dive into these and other verb relics in my course Portuguese Verb Gems.
Here’re a few verb forms of the regular* verb andar: