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Grammatical moods #01: Indicative mood

Португальский в Бразилии

First of all, we have to know what is the meaning of indicative mood. It is a grammatical mood and it's used by speakers who express a certainty; the fact is or will be a reality. So, basically, in this first lesson, you are going to acquire a entire knowledge of how verb tenses work in the Portuguese language and you will be able to know when to use each of them.

We have a total of six different tenses, one for present, three for past, and two for futuro. In this mood, we have divisions and subdivisions for past (pretérito) and future (futuro). These are:

— Present (Presente).

— Past (Pretérito): perfect (perfeito), imperfect (imperfeito), more-than-perfect (mais-que-perfeito).

— Future (Futuro): do presente (from presente), do pretérito (from past).

When and how to use each of these tenses in the indicative mood? Below I examine how to use them separately:

Present tense in the indicative mood states:

Presente do indicativo


Past tense in the indicative mood states:

Pretérito perfeito


Pretérito imperfeito


Pretérito mais-que-perfeito


Future tense in the indicative mood states:

Futuro do presente


Futuro do pretérito

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25 февраля 2013 (06:46:56)


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