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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The Imperative in Portuguese

Like other Romance languages, Portuguese has an abundance of verb forms. Adding to the pile is the Imperative mood. We use the Imperative to give instructions and commands, urge someone to do something, and give spatial directions.

Now, the Imperative form in Portuguese will change depending on whether the tone is casual or formal, whether you are affirming or negating something, or whether you are talking to a single person or a group of people.

Here’s an example with the verb Falar (Speak): 

Imperative 1singular,
informal
Fala mais baixo.
(Lower your voice)
Imperative 2 singular,
informal

(negation)
Não fales mais baixo.
(Don’t lower your voice)
Imperative 3 singular,
formal
Fale mais baixo.
(Lower your voice)
Imperative 4pluralFalem mais baixo.
(Lower your voice)

Then, the challenge is knowing when to use the Imperative as much as recalling the right form that matches the context. Luckily, there are a couple of helpful tricks. Read on.

Lesson #70 Imperative Regular Verbs - Portuguesepedia
Lesson #82 Imperative All Verbs - Portuguesepedia

Strategy 1 – Tweaking the endings of the first-person of the Present tense

This strategy is simple, straightforward, and popular among beginners. 

You start with the first-person of the Present Simple of the verb in question and, from there,  you tweak its ending to find the Imperative form you are looking for. All you need is to learn a few tweaking patterns as shown below.

But there’s a caveat! It only works for regular verbs.

Granted, most verbs are regular and therefore, this strategy is still widely applicable and useful. However, as you may know, some of the most frequently used verbs are irregular.

That said, let’s learn these tweaks. 

Learn more about regular conjugation:
Portuguese Regular Verbs in the Present Tense
Portuguese Regular Verbs in the Past Tense

Singular and informal (tu)

In informal contexts, the Imperative form varies depending on if it’s part of an affirmative or negative sentence. 

To find the affirmative and negative variants, and for each conjugation group, we tweak the endings of the first-person of the Present tense according to the following patterns: 

FIRST-PERSON
Present tense
IMPERATIVE 1
affirmation
IMPERATIVE 2
negation
-ar | andarandoanda!não andes!
-er | beberbebobebe!não bebas!
-ir | partirpartoparte!não partas!

Singular and formal (você)

In formal contexts, there’s only one Imperative form (regardless of whether the sentence is affirmative or otherwise). 

To find it, and for each conjugation group, we tweak the endings of the first-person of the Present tense according to the following patterns: 

FIRST-PERSON
Present tense
IMPERATIVE 3
-ar | andarando(não) ande!
-er | beberbebo(não) bebe!
-ir | partirparto(não) parta!

Plural (vocês)

Finally, when we talk to a group of people, we tweak the endings of the first-person Present tense according to the following patterns: 

FIRST-PERSON
Present tense
IMPERATIVE 4
-ar | andarando(não) andem!
-er | beberbebo(não) bebam!
-ir | partirparto(não) partam!

Again, all these tweaks in spelling won’t work with irregular verbs. To deal with those, you’ll have to adopt the second strategy below or learn it by heart over time. 

Irregular verbs

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