PLP 069 - Beginners - Portuguese verbs in the simple past (eu)

Portuguese verbs in the past: Pretérito Perfeito Simples (eu)

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This is episode 69 and it’s for beginners.

In this episode you are going to learn how to conjugate Portuguese verbs in the simple past (Pretérito Perfeito Simples).

The episode focuses in the first person singular eu and the 100 most common verbs in Portuguese.

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Today we will learn the conjugation for the first person singular, I (eu) in the simple past, or in Portuguese: pretérito perfeito simples. That’s the verb tense you use to refer to finished events in the past. I’ll cover the list of the most common regular verbs in Portuguese, as I have done previously with the present tense.

The verbs ending in -ar have the ending -ei; the verbs ending in -er and -ir have the same ending -i. This is the case for all regular verbs.

Note: so that the sound of the root of the verb remains the same when you conjugate the verb, you need to change c to qu (example: ficar > fiquei) and g to gu (example: alugar > aluguei).

List of verbs -ar

  • acabar - to finish - acabei

  • aceitar - to accept - aceitei

  • achar - to find, to think - achei

  • acordar - to wake up - acordei

  • adorar - to adore - adorei

  • ajudar - to help - ajudei

  • almoçar - to have lunch - almoçei

  • alugar - to rent - aluguei

  • andar - to walk - andei

  • apagar - to turn off, to delete - apaguei

  • arrumar - to tidy up - arrumei

  • atravessar - to cross - atravessei

  • brincar - to play - brinquei

  • caminhar - to walk - caminhei

  • cancelar - to cancel - cancelei

  • cantar - to sing - cantei

  • casar - to marry - casei

  • chamar - to call - chamei

  • chegar - to arrive - cheguei

  • colocar - to put - coloquei

  • combinar - to arrange (a meeting) - combinei

  • começar - to start - comecei

  • comprar - to buy - comprei

  • continuar - to continue - continuei

  • conversar - to talk - conversei

  • convidar - to invite - convidei

  • costumar - to usually (do smth) - costumei

  • cozinhar - to cook - cozinhei

  • dançar - to dance - dancei

  • deixar - to let, to leave - deixei

  • descansar - to rest - descansei

  • desenhar - to draw - desenhei

  • desejar - to wish - desejei

  • desligar - to turn off - desliguei

  • encontrar - to find - encontrei

  • entrar - to go in - entrei

  • entregar - to deliver - entreguei

  • enviar - to send - enviei

  • esperar - to wait - esperei

  • estudar - to study - estudei

  • explicar - to explain - expliquei

  • falar - to speak - falei

  • fechar - to close - fechei

  • ficar - to stay, to become - fiquei

  • gostar - to like - gostei

  • guardar - to keep - guardei

  • jantar - to have dinner - jantei

  • jogar - to play - joguei

  • lavar - to wash - lavei

  • levantar - to lift - levantei

  • levar - to take - levei

  • ligar - to phone - liguei

  • limpar - to clean - limpei

  • morar - to reside - morei

  • mudar - to change - mudei

  • nadar - to swim - nadei

  • necessitar - to necessitate - necessitei

  • olhar - to look - olhei

  • pagar - to pay - paguei

  • parar - to stop - parei

  • passar - to pass - passei

  • pensar - to think - pensei

  • perguntar - to ask - perguntei

  • pintar - to paint - pintei

  • praticar - to practice - pratiquei

  • precisar - to need - precisei

  • reservar - to book - reservei

  • soletrar - to spell - soletrei

  • telefonar - to phone - telefonei

  • tentar - to try - tentei

  • terminar - to finish - terminei

  • tocar - to touch, to play - toquei

  • tomar - to take - tomei

  • trabalhar - to work - trabalhei

  • trocar - to switch - troquei

  • usar - to use, to wear - usei

  • viajar - to travel - viajei

  • virar - to turn - virei

  • visitar - to visit - visitei

  • voar - to fly - voei

  • voltar - to return - voltei

List of verbs -er

  • acender - to turn on - acendi

  • aprender - to learn - aprendi

  • beber - to drink - bebi

  • comer - to eat - comi

  • conhecer - to meet, to know - conheci

  • descer - to go down - desci

  • entender - to understand - entendi

  • escolher - to choose - escolhi

  • escrever - to write - escrevi

  • receber - to receive - recebi

  • responder - to answer - respondi

  • vender - to sell - vendi

  • viver - to live - vivi

 

List of verbs -ir

  • abrir - to open - abri

  • conduzir - to drive - conduzi

  • partir - to break, to leave - parti

  • pedir - to order, to ask - pedi

  • subir - to go up - subi

 

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