This is a must-know! The good news: It's easy to express to have to in Portuguese. The key is knowing how to conjugate the verb TER.
|I have||eu tenh||o|
|you/he/she has||você/ele/ela tem|
In Portuguese, you add a que to the TER to make: to have to: ter que.. There is no exception to this - it's a rule. Here's how to say "I have to..." :
And in the future it's:
If it already occurred:
Saying "You have to do this and that" or, "One has to..." is also NO BIG DEAL:
As usual, there are OTHER WAYS to say the same thing! The verb PRECISAR (to need) as well as DEVER (to owe, must) are other good options: