Install Portuguesepedia’s WebApp directly from your browser. Here are the instructions for different devices:

Android Devices

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Tap the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Similar steps apply to Firefox and Microsoft Edge web browsers.

iOS Devices

Using Safari:

  1. Open Safari and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Share: Tap the "Share" button (square with an arrow).
  3. Add: Scroll down and tap "Add to Home Screen."
  4. Name: Edit the name if desired, then tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Tap the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Windows Devices

Using Edge:

  1. Open Edge and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Install: Click the "Install" icon in the address bar or go to the menu (three dots) > "Apps" > "Install this site as an app."
  3. Confirm: Click "Install."
  4. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your Start Menu or Desktop.

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.

macOS Devices

Using Safari:

  1. Open Safari and go to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Add: Click the "Share" button > "Add to Home Screen."
  3. Name: Edit the name if desired, then tap "Add."

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your Applications folder.

Linux Devices

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and go to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your app launcher.

Using Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three lines) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Click "Add."

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Poder vs. Conseguir in Portuguese – Tease Them Apart

Portuguese language learners often struggle to discern between Poder and Conseguir, not least native English speakers or anyone using English as a reference since Can usually encompasses both.

So, how do we know when to use Poder and Conseguir?

Poder and Conseguir are used to express that something can or can’t happen. Thus, the concept of ‘possibility’ is central to either. However, while Poder relates to the mere possibility of something taking place, Conseguir implies a challenge of some sort and the ability to overcome it.

Overall, the context tells us whether to use Poder or Conseguir. Read on.

Lesson #67 saber conseguir poder - Portuguesepedia
Idiomatically Rich Verbs

When to use Poder

Let’s take a brief look at what the irregular verb poder looks like when conjugated in the Present and Past Simple tenses  

Present simplePreterite
Pretérito perfeito
Imperfect
Pretérito imperfeito
Eupossopudepodia
Tupodespudestepodias
Ele, elapodepodepodia
Nóspodemospudemospodíamos
Vocêspodempuderampodiam
Eles, elaspodempuderampodiam
Past Participlepodido
Present Participle
Gerúndio
podendo

Possibility

We use poder to say that something may or may not happen, or that something is possible or not:

Eles podem chegar a qualquer momento.
They could come anytime soon.

As previsões do tempo para amanhã são  incertas, pode chover.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is uncertain, it could rain.

Não pode ser verdade. Ele está a mentir.
It can’t be true. He’s lying.

Permission

We also use poder to make it clear that something is either allowed or forbidden:

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