Esperanto Past

This is a list of verbs in the past tense in Esperanto. First let's start with the raw format before conjugating the verbs to the past form. Make sure to compare this table and the one below it.

To see: vidi
To write: skribi
To love: ŝati, ami
To give: doni
To play: ludi
To read: legi
To understand: kompreni
To have: havi
To know: koni
To learn: lerni
To think: pensi
To work: labori
To speak: paroli
To drive: stiri
To smile: rideti
To find: trovi

These samples show how the verbs above are conjugated in the past tense in a sentence which includes all the object pronouns (I, you, she...).

I saw you: Mi vidis vin
I wrote with a pen: Mi skribis per plumo
You loved apples: Vi ŝatis pomojn
You gave money: Vi donis monon
You played tennis: Vi ludis tenison
He read (past) a book: Li legis libron
He understood me: Li komprenis min
She had a cat: Ŝi havis katon
She knew my friend: Ŝi konis mian amikon
We wanted to learn: Ni volis lerni
We thought Spanish is easy: Ni pensis, ke la hispana lingvo estas facila
You (plural) worked here: Vi laboris ĉi tie
You (plural) spoke French: Vi parolis francan lingvon
They drove a car: Ili stiris aŭtomobilon
They smiled: Ili ridetis

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