6 Ways to Use the PT Verb Deixar

The Portuguese verb deixar (to leave, give permission, etc.) can be used in a variety of situations and its meaning will vary depending on the context. If you’re still unsure how to use this important verb, check out this infographic and learn the different ways you can use this verb.

6 Ways to Use the PT Verb Deixar

The 6 Ways to Use the PT Verb Deixar

  1. To pass on an inheritance / assets (Ele deixou toda a herança para a filha)
  2. To quit something / a job (Ele deixou de fumar/o trabalho) – translated “He quit smoking/his job.”
  3. To drop someone / something off (Você pode me deixar em casa?) – translated “Can you drop me off at home?”
  4. To give permission (Você deixa eu usar seu carro?) – translated “Can you let me borrow your car?”
  5. To leave something somewhere (Onde você deixou as chaves?) – translated “Where did you leave the keys?”
  6. To postpone something (Podemos deixar a reunião para outro dia?) – translated “Can we postpone the meeting for another day?”