How to Say To Need in Portuguese: Verb Precisar

I am preparing for my upcoming trip to Brazil (yay) and thought that my to-do list would provide good examples of how we use the verb Precisar.

Precisar = To need

The verb PRECISAR does not require preposition when it is followed by a verb in the infinitive.

Examples:
 

Your Weekly Word # 5: Dinner & To Have Dinner (with VIDEO)


It is known that we use more words in Portuguese than in English to express the same idea. Well, there are exceptions, and here is one of them. 

  • Jantar (noun) = Dinner
  • Jantar (verb) = To have dinner

As a noun, dinner is a masculine word: o jantar.

 

Here are a few examples using jantar as a noun: