Portuguese Tips: Regular Verbs – Simple Future

By Prof. Claudia
Well, as planned, it’s time to take one more look at verb tenses. Today&rsquot;s lesson is on the simple future and I’ve chosen a song which is very relevant and meaningful.






Activity 1

Read the song Mantra” by Nando Reis and see if you can spot any verbs in the future tense.


“Quando
Não tiver mais nada
Nem chão nem escada
Escudo ou espada
O seu coraão
Acordar (…)
Quando se acabou com tudo
Espada e escudo
Forma e contedo
J então agora d
Para dar amor
Amor dar e receber”

“When
there’s nothing left
neither ground nor stairs
shield or sword
your heart
will wake
when everything’s gone
sword and shield
form and content
then it’s possible
to give love
love you’ll give and receive”


Activity 2

There are 2 future tense verbs in the song, acordar and receber. They are both regular verbs.


Simple Future
PronounVerbs ending in ‘ar’
Acordar
Verbs ending in ‘er’
Receber
Verbs ending in ‘ir’
Sentir
Root…………..EndingRoot…………..EndingRoot…………..Ending
EuAcord…………….areiReceb…………….ereiSent……………..irei
Voc, ele, elaAcord…………….ar eceb……………er Sent…………….ir
NósAcord…………….aremosReceb……………eremosSent…………….iremos
Vocs, eles, elasAcord……………..arãoReceb……………..erãoSent………………irão



Activity 3

Try to complete: more regular verbs in the simple future.




PronounAcabarAdormecerSorrir
Root………..endingRoot………..endingRoot………..ending
Eu
Voc, ele, ela
Nós
Vocs, eles, elas




Activity 4

Now use the simple future to answer these questions.

O que voc far no dia 13 de junho?
Com quem voc estar?
Quando o seu coraão acordar?


See you next class!

Prof. Cludia


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So, if you’ve sent anything these past weeks please resend it.
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To read previous articles by Prof. Claudia click below:

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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