A Lista de Compras

Paulo and Rute are taking stock of the food and supplies they have in their kitchen. Time to make a shopping list! As you follow along, notice how the word “há” from the verb “haver” is used in different contexts.


  • O único casal do mundo que não precisa de papel higiénico !!
    E essa lista bizarra … onde estão os itens essenciais …… o vinho, por exemplo………

  • Why is it preciso ir and not preciso de ir please? I thought ‘de’ always comes after the ‘precisar’. Thank you.

    • In European Portuguese, we generally add ‘de’ after ‘precisar’ when the word is used as a verb. In this case, you have “é preciso” = “it is necessary”. So, it’s being used as an adjective and that rule of thumb doesn’t apply 🙂

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