The verb “TER” in Portuguese is one of the four irregular verbs that students have to memorize as quickly as possible. I have been a Portuguese teacher for foreigners for over 10 years. I don’t believe that massive verb memorization is a good strategy. In fact, I think asking students to memorize long lists of conjugations is a terrible strategy because it’s extremely boring and unproductive. However, there are four irregular verbs that Portuguese learners really have to memorize: TER, SER, ESTAR, and IR.
PRO TIP: Not knowing the conjugation of these four irregular verbs perfectly represents a huge barrier to the student’s progress.
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To learn and consolidate this list, you should follow the following STUDY METHOD: