The Portuguese Present Progressive is one of the first conjugations you will learn, but many students are afraid to actually use it. I was too, until I could really hear/see someone using them!
*Taken from a longer dialog.
the Present Progressive
Use this to say what’s happening right now: I’m working, He’s surfing, You’re talking, etc. It’s often considered the Portuguese “ing”.
ESTAR + verb without the final “r” + ndo
~ar verb brinca ➜ brincando
~er verb correr ➜ corre ➜ correndo
~ir verb dormir ➜ dormi ➜ dormindo
NO IRREGULARS! 🥳 (ever)
|I’m arriving||Eu estou cheg||ando|
|Who’s talking?||Quem está fal||ando?|
|I’m eating.||Eu estou com||endo|
|He’s losing.||Ele está perd||endo|
|I’m insisting.||Eu estou insist||indo|
|She’s driving.||Ela está dirig||indo|
Eu estou trabalhando agora. (I'm working now.)
Você está comendo açúcar? (Are you eating sugar?)
Ele está dirigindo. (He's driving.)