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Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Made Easy

Brazilian Portuguese grammar made easy

Learning Brazilian Portuguese grammar is a manifold problem. Twenty-two different conjugations? Heck! And how about those conjunctions and the terrible subjunctive mood? Everybody is unhappy in general.

This section is devoted to solving those problems.

First, it addresses the needs of learners of Brazilian Portuguese. They need clear explanations and exercises to reinforce what they learn.

As a learner, you'll be glad to know you can save time, time you'll put in actually using the language with friends.

Explanations are given mostly in English. But we know students have different backgrounds. As videos and articles cover gradually more advanced grammar points, they are done entirely in Portuguese.

Take a look at this article addressing the subjunctive, for example.

Other than helping students, this section is also dedicated to the busy teacher.

As you work your way through the day, you may come across questions for which there is no easy answer. At this moment, rather than stealing precious time from your lesson, you can refer your students to the videos and articles featured here. They'll thank you for the extra speaking time you just provided.

Learning Brazilian Portuguese grammar should never be hard. If it is, something is not well explained. This has been our belief when preparing these lessons.

For the full list of articles as they are added, check below. If you're a beginner, we recommend the following articles:

Using "todo" and "cada" in Brazilian Portuguese

Two seemingly synonymous words that are a trap in disguise, plainly explained and finally debunked in Simple English (and Portuguese, too; just check the video).

Portuguese adjectives, word order.

If you're at an intermediate level, check out the following videos and articles:

Master the subjunctive in Portuguese, part one.

Do you want to see a grammar point covered here? Send us a message!

Even Though, Even If - The Non-Ultimate Guide

If you are a more advanced learner, knowing how to use these conjunctions will make you a much more sophisticated Portuguese speaker.

Your Definitive Guide to Using Porques in Brazilian Portuguese

If you want to learn how to use the porques in Brazilian Portuguese - and beat Brazilians in their own game (and that coming from a Brazilian!) - this is your definitive guide.

What's the Difference between “Ter” and “Haver” in Portuguese

You may have learned the word "ter" for there is, there are. It means have (and that's why we Brazilians say "have three people" when we learn English). But then you may have discovered that the word "haver" also means there is/there are. And then, you heard of yet another word – and it happens to be a cognate: "existir." After all, what's the difference between those words?

Irregular Verbs in Portuguese - a Long-Needed Overview

Finally, a quick and needed overview of the Portuguese irregular verbs - plus a secret tool that will help you nail their conjugation every time.

Use Por and Para in Portuguese and Get Rid of (Almost) All Guessing

You already know there must be a difference between “por” and “para” in Portuguese. But the question that remains is: what's the difference? Read on and find out.

Discover the difference between Poder e Conseguir in Portuguese

This is a highly specialized question. If you're here, you really want to know the difference between "poder" and "conseguir" in Portuguese. Discover it now!

Attention, attention: Verbs Ending in -IR May Mean Trouble

earning Portuguese includes lots of memorization… and a few pitfalls. Discover one of those and stop making mistakes with the conjugation of Portuguese verbs ending in -IR.

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