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Present tenses: regular verbs ending in -ar

Present tenses: regular verbs ending in -ar


1. In the previous step, we learnt how to tell where one lives by using verb morar.

Morar = to live.

Morar is a regular verb that ends in ar. This is key information. It means we need to drop ar and conjugate morar with the following pattern. Follow the table with the audio.

BrazilEu – Tu – Você – Nós – Elas: Listen PortugalEu – Tu – Ele – Nós – Elas: Listen

morAR. Eu morO, Tu morAS, Você/Ele/Ela morA, Nós morAMOS, Vocês/Eles/Elas morAM

More example sentences: Listen

Eu moro na Rua Alfredo Nunes. = I live in Alfredo Nunes Street.

Ela mora na Rua Alfredo Nunes. = She lives in Alfredo Nunes Street.


2. Follow the pattern and conjugate verb trabalhar (to work). Before you scroll down for the answer, try to figure it out. If you need a clue, listen to the conjugation before: Listen Eu – Tu – Ele – Nós – Elas




Eu trabalho
Tu trabalhas
Você – Ele – Ela trabalha
Nós trabalhamos
Vocês – Eles – Elas trabalham

Here are some example sentences with trabalhar: Listen

Eu trabalho em uma empresa. = I work in a company.

Eu trabalho em Educação. = I work in Education.

Ele trabalha muito. = He works a lot.

Você trabalha aqui? = Do you work here?


3. Gostar = to like.

Let’s use verb gostar with flashcards to play with AR verb patterns. When playing, make sure you click on the audio icon on the top right-hand corner to listen to the words. Flip the card to see the translation: click here to go to Quizlet.


4. Now, test your speed! Do you remember how to conjugate gostar? Follow this link to match the conjugation for gostar: click here to go to Quizlet.

A few relevant sentences with gostar: Listen

Eu gosto do Japão. = I like Japan.

Nós gostamos de viajar. = We like to travel.

Nós não gostamos de viajar. = We don’t like to travel.

Elas gostam da Itália. = They like Italy.

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