﹥ Portuguese Verb Tenses ﹥ -AR | contar

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Conjugation of Portuguese Verb contar



Indicative Tenses

eu conteinós contámos
tu contastevós contastes
ele contoueles contaram
past imperfect
eu contavanós contávamos
tu contavasvós contáveis
ele contavaeles contavam
past pluperfect
eu contaranós contáramos
tu contarasvós contáreis
ele contaraeles contaram

Indicative Tenses

eu contonós contamos
tu contasvós contais
ele contaeles contam
eu contareinós contaremos
tu contarásvós contareis
ele contaráeles contarão
nós contemos
tu contavós contai
ele conteeles contem
eu contarianós contaríamos
tu contariasvós contaríeis
ele contariaeles contariam
personal infinitive
eu contarnós contarmos
tu contaresvós contardes
ele contareles contarem

Subjunctive Tenses

eu contassenós contássemos
tu contassesvós contásseis
ele contasseeles contassem
eu contenós contemos
tu contesvós conteis
ele conteeles contem
eu contarnós contarmos
tu contaresvós contardes
ele contareles contarem

*Verbs are shown as radical + verb pattern or irregular verb. For example, the infinitive gostar conjugation is shown as 'gost' + 'ar'. The irregular first person singular preterite of ter conjugation is shown as tive.

-AR conjugation hints:
  1. All second persons end in 's' except for the imperative and preterite indicative singular
  2. All singulars for first and second persons end in a vowel except for the future and personal infinitive
  3. All first person plurals end in '-mos'
  4. All third person plurals end in 'm' except for future indicative
  5. The future subjunctive and personal infinitive are the same
  6. The future and pluperfect indicatives are the same except the stress syllable on the pluperfect is before the future and the first person singular and the third person plural suffixes are different
  7. It is important to remember that all the subjunctive tenses are 'subject' unto the indicative tenses for creating the radical part of the verb. The radical for the present subjunctive is formed by dropping the final 'o' of the present indicative first person singular. The radicals for both the preterite and future subjunctives are formed by dropping the '-ram' from the preterite indicative third preson plural.
  8. Considering the -ar and either the -er or -ir suffixes as opposite conjugations, the indicative and subjunctive present tenses are almost opposites. The radical of the present subjective is formed by dropping the final 'o' from the present indicative first person singular. The verb conjugation is formed as the opposite present indicative verb conjugation except the first person singular is the same as the third person singular.
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