Portuguese Past

This is a list of verbs in the past tense in Portuguese. 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: ver
To write: escrever
To love: amar
To give: dar
To play: jogar
To read: ler
To understand: entender
To have: ter
To know: saber
To learn: aprender
To think: pensar
To work: trabalhar
To speak: falar
To drive: conduzir
To smile: sorrir
To find: encontrar

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: Eu vi-te
I wrote with a pen: Eu escrevi com uma caneta
You loved apples: Tu adoras-te maçãs
You gave money: Tu deste dinheiro
You played tennis: Tu jogaste ténis
He read (past) a book: Ele leu um livro
He understood me: Ele compreendeu-me
She had a cat: Ela teve um gato
She knew my friend: Ela conhecia o meu amigo
We wanted to learn: Nós quisemos aprender
We thought Spanish is easy: Nós achámos o espanhol fácil
You (plural) worked here: Vocês trabalharam aqui
You (plural) spoke French: Vocês falaram francês
They drove a car: Eles conduziram um carro
They smiled: Eles sorriram

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