Last modified on 18 September 2013, at 22:50
From Old Portuguese mergullar, from Vulgar Latin *merguliare, from Latin mergulus, diminutive of mergus (“diver; loon”), from mergō (“I dive, I plunge”).
- (Paulista) IPA(key): /ˌmeɹ.gu.ˈʎa(ɹ)/
- (South Brazil) IPA(key): /ˌmeɻ.gu.ˈʎa(ɻ)/
mergulhar (first-person singular present indicative mergulho, past participle mergulhado)
- to submerge (go down in water)
- to dive (jump into water)
- to dive (descend sharply or steeply)
- to dip (lower into a liquid)
- to immerse (involve oneself deeply)
- (intransitive) to work as a professional diver
- This is a regular verb of the -ar group.
- Verbs with this conjugation include: amar, cantar, gritar, marchar, mostrar, nadar, parar, participar, retirar, separar, viajar.