Portuguese Tip: Verb Tenses

By Prof. Claudia

Part 4 – An easy one

Dear readers, around June 13th, we worked with the simple future.
Similarly to what happens in English (the going to future), in Portuguese we also have an easier” future.
And that&rsquot;s what we&rsquot;ll see today.

Activity 1
Read this song, “Quem de nós dois”, by Ana Carolina.

“Eu e voc:
Não assim tão complicado
Não difcil perceber.
Quem de nós dois
Vai dizer que impossvel
O amor acontecer.
Se eu disser que j nem sinto nada
Que a estrada sem voc mais segura
Eu sei voc vai rir da minha cara.
Eu j conheo o teu sorriso
Leio o teu olhar.
O teu sorriso só disfarce
Que eu j nem preciso.”

(I and you;
It&rsquot;s not that complicated
Not hard to perceive.
Which of us
Is going to say love
Is impossible to happen.
If I say I don&rsquot;t feel anything
The road is safer without you
I know you&rsquot;ll laugh at me.
I know your smile
I read your eye.
Your smile is only a disguise
That I don&rsquot;t need anymore.)



Activity 2
There are 2 underlined examples of today&rsquot;s future, our easier verb tense.
Its form is the verb “ir” (to go) in the simple present, followed by a verb in the infinitive form.
Let&rsquot;s remember the verb “ir”, shall we?

Subject Verb “ir” in the simple present

EuVou
Voc, ele, elaVai
NósVamos
Vocs, eles, elasVão


Activity 3
In the following songs, I&rsquot;ve changed all the lyrics, writing them in the simple future form.
Your task is to rewrite them, in the future we have just learned.

1. …………
Descobrirei o que me faz sentir
Eu, caador de mim.
(Caador de Mim, 14 Bis)

2. ………………………………….
Eu cuidarei muito bem do seu jardim
Eu cuidarei do seu jantar
Do cu e do mar
E de voc e de mim
(Os Cegos do Castelo, Nando Reis)

3. ………………………………… , …………………………..
Ter sempre algum pra receber
Dizer pra esperar
Voc j chegar
(Canão pra quando voc voltar, Leoni)

Answers: vou descobrir, vou cuidar, vai ter, vai chegar


Activity 4
Read the following song, “Pega Vida” by Kid Abelha and try to find four examples of the verb tense we&rsquot;ve worked with today.

“Em alguns bilhes de anos
Vamos nos mudar daqui.
O sol vai explodir
E a terra vai sumir.
As idias muito simples
São difceis de aceitar:
Ir praia
E mergulhar no mar
Antes de tudo se acabar.
Quando o cu t carregado
sinal que vai chover.
Não tão complicado
Ter prazer em dar prazer.
Pega a vida em mim
Tenta a sorte em mim
Salva o que seu em mim.
Pega a vida em mim
Zera o jogo em mim
Cuida do que seu em mim.”

(In some billions of years
We&rsquot;re going to move from here.
The sun&rsquot;s going to explode
And the Earth&rsquot;s going to disappear.
The very simple ideas
Are hard to be accepted;
Go to the beach
And dive in the sea
Before it all ends.
When the sky is dark
It means it&rsquot;s going to rain
It&rsquot;s not that complicated
To feel pleasure by giving it.
Have life in me
Try your chance in me
Save what is yours in me.
Have life in me
Start again in me
Take care of what is yours in me.)



See you next class!
Teacher Cludia


To read previous articles by Prof. Claudia click below:

Portuguese Tip: The Mystery of Seu, Sua
Portuguese Tip: Interjections and Expressions
Portuguese Tips: Plurals – Part 2
A Brazilian custom: Kissing the Cheek
Portuguese Tips: Regular Verbs – Simple Past
Portuguese Tips: Plurals – Part 1
Portuguese Tips: Regular Verbs – Simple Present
Portuguese Tips
Portuguese Tips: Adverbs in Portuguese
Portuguese Tips: Comparative and Superlative
Foreigners Through Brazilian Eyes

Prof. Claudia is available for private classes in São Paulo. She can be contacted at claudiafmla@uol.com.br

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