Assim is the 90th most used word in the Portuguese language!
Assim has two main meanings:
Assim in Portuguese = like this, like that
Eu sou assim. ➜ I'm like this/that.
The verb SER is used because this is a permamnent condition.
Nós somos assim. ➜ We're like this/that
I just wanted to show the previouse example with "we" rather than "I" 😉
Eu gosto assim. ➜ I like it like this/that
GOSTAR is usually followed by a de, but in this case we're not talking about anything specific - just this/that.
Eu gosto de ser assim. ➜ I like being like this/that
Did you notice how being is expressed by the, de ser?
Eu sempre fui assim. ➜ I've always been like this/that
A good example of SER in the past tense.
Estudando assim você vai ficar fluente. ➜ Studying like this/that you will become fluent.
Assim = as soon as
In this context, assim triggers the subjunctive mood YAY! the FUTURE SUBJUNCTIVE, YAYY!
Assim que eu sair do serviço, te ligo. ➜ As soon as I get off work I'll call you.
Assim examples in-context
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