Manter is a Portuguese irregular verb meaning to keep. Manter appears on the 100 Most Used Portuguese Verbs Poster as the 16th most used irregular verb.
Manter Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
The particípio of Manter is mantido. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb ter with the particípio.
The gerúndio of Manter is mantendo.
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
A verb is called a regular verb when its conjugation follows a typical pattern. A verb which does not follow these patterns exactly is called an irregular verb. In Portuguese, the 3 regular patterns are for verbs ending in ar, er, and ir.
Portuguese Conjugation Chart
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