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Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Made Easy

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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:

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).

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

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

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.

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?

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

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.

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!

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.

At the intermediate level, nothing beats the Portuguese conjunctions in terms of importance. You can speak faster and better with them. Discover how.

Even if you’ll learn Portuguese pronouns by sheer repetition, keep in mind that there are important caveats and special uses apps and teachers forget about.

In 5 minutes, you can master the difference between Pedir and Perguntar in Portuguese and overcome one of the most common mistakes English speakers make.

The future subjunctive in Portuguese may look like a tangle of horns — and it is. But it needn’t be like that for you. Find out why.

When you are a bit more advanced, using the personal infinitive in Portuguese is the true mark of the accomplished speaker. Read on and find out how you can use it.

The direct object pronouns in Portuguese may cause confusion… To the unprepared. With this article, you will understand everything—and worry no more.

If you are talking about your life, you will invariably use the Portuguese past tenses. Even though there are way more than two past tenses in Portuguese, two of them are most likely to give you a headache: simple past and imperfect past. In this article, you’ll find out how you can use them.

Este and Esse in Portuguese are different; it doesn’t look like, but they are. If you want to be more precise in your Portuguese, discover this difference here.

People complain of the preposition de in Portuguese: funny pronunciation, hard to use. But not with this guide. Simple definition, clear instructions.

The Portuguese question words are easy — if you have only the vanilla definition of them. Discover in this article how can use them naturally like a Brazilian.

Meu, seu — it might sound simple, but the Portuguese possessive adjectives and pronouns are not that easy. Discover what makes them unique.

In this highly targeted article, you’ll see a helpful simplification of the Portuguese prepositions of place for people who have no time to waste.

Using muito in Portuguese shouldn’t be very hard. It’s just very, right? Or much, or a lot… find out when to use it and how here.

You have to know how to use Portuguese verbs with prepositions. Period. And in this simple guide, you will find out how effortlessly.

When it comes to future tense, Portuguese makes it very easy. There are two ways to express it, but you need only one. Find out which in this short article.

If you want to know more about imperative, Portuguese doesn’t have it so easy. But we can always simplify.

The passive voice in Portuguese can help you avoid trouble. But you must know how to use it. Find out how in this clear guide.

The reflexive verbs in Portuguese may crush you if you let them. But in this article you’ll have everything you need to protect yourself — and speak with confidence.

The indefinite pronouns in Portuguese are a finer point that can help you write crime stories. Find out how in this article.

Using here and there in Portuguese can be a pain in the neck especially if you speak Spanish. Find out how to use them with the simple guide.

A perfect complement to the Direct Object pronoun article, in this short article you’ll get to know more than 95% of all you need when it comes to using the indirect object pronouns in everyday life.

The Portuguese conditional tense is easy enough, but some subtleties in its usage make it hard for English speakers. Find out more in this article.

Differently from their brothers and sisters, the ER verbs in Portuguese can be a bit more problematic. Find out why in this short article.

Teachers contend that the Portuguese AR verbs are the easiest to learn. But is that true? Find out this and much more in this article.

If you’ve been thinking about the uses of the gerund, Portuguese employs it differently. Find out how in this short article.

If you’re learning Portuguese, plural words might be a little bit hard. After all, adjectives in other words have plural forms as well. Find out in this article all the regularities and formulas you can resort to and have an easy time with it.

Students struggle with the word “what” in Portuguese, even at more advanced levels. You’ll find here a clear guide on how to use it.

If you’re wondering how to use the verb “querer” in Brazilian Portuguese, this article is going to give you some pointers… and then some.

If you’ve had a coffee in Brazil, you’ve heard the diminutives. Learn how to use them in this simple guide.