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Portuguese translation of “do”

do

auxiliary verb   strong /duː/ weak // (present participle doing, past tense did, past participle done)
A1 used with another verb to form questions and negative phrases
usado com outro verbo para formar frases interrogativas e negativas
Do you need any help? I don’t know.
A2 used at the end of a sentence to make it into a question
usado no final de uma frase para formar a forma interrogativa
Sarah lives near here, doesn’t she?
B1 used to avoid repeating a verb that has just been used
usado para evitar a repetição de um verbo que já foi usado anteriormente
“I hate that song.” “So do I.”
used to make the main verb stronger
usado para deixar o verbo principal mais forte
He does like you – he’s just shy.
(Definition of do auxiliary verb from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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