Portuguese regular verbs, conditional tense

There are three sets of regular verbs in Portuguese

  1. those ending in ar, for example, andar, to walk
  2. those ending in er, for example, beber, to drink
  3. those ending in ir, for example, abrir, to open

To form the conditional, you add the following endings to the infinitive:

  •  -ia, -ias, -ia, -íamos, -iam

Andar conjugates thus:

  • eu andaria – I would walk
  • tu andarias – you (singular, familiar) would walk
  • você/ele/ela andaria – you (singular), he, she would walk
  • nós andaríamos – we would walk 
  • vocês/eles/elas andariam – you (plural), they would walk

Beber conjugates thus: beberia, beberias, beberia, beberíamos, beberiam (I would drink, you would drink, etc)

Abrir conjugates thus: abriria, abririas, abriria, abriríamos, abririam (I would open, you would open, etc)

EXCEPTIONS

Like the future tense, there are three exceptions (the same three verbs with a –zer connection). As with the future, the ze is dropped and an abbreviated stem is used:

  • dizer (to say) – dir is used as a stem: diria, dirias, diria, diríamos, diriam
  • fazer (to do) – far is used: faria, farias, faria, faríamos, fariam
  • trazer (to bring) –  trar is used: traria, traias, traria, traríamos, trariam

 

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