PLP 074 - Beginners - Portuguese verbs in the simple past (ele, ela)

European Portuguese verbs in the past: Pretérito Perfeito Simples (ele, ela, formal)

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This is episode 74 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 third person singular ele, ela, the formal treatment and the 100 most common verbs in Portuguese.

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In this episode, you can practice conjugating and pronouncing the third person singular: ele - ela - formal treatment.

You have three different endings according to verb group. Verbs ending in -ar have the ending -ou, verbs ending in -er have the ending -eu and verbs ending in -ir have the ending -iu.

List of verbs -ar

  • acabar - to finish - acabou

  • aceitar - to accept - aceitou

  • achar - to find, to think - achou

  • acordar - to wake up - acordou

  • adorar - to adore - adorou

  • ajudar - to help - ajudou

  • almoçar - to have lunch - almoçou

  • alugar - to rent - alugou

  • andar - to walk - andou

  • apagar - to turn off, to delete - apagou

  • arrumar - to tidy up - arrumou

  • atravessar - to cross - atravessou

  • brincar - to play - brincou

  • caminhar - to walk - caminhou

  • cancelar - to cancel - cancelou

  • cantar - to sing - cantou

  • casar - to marry - casou

  • chamar - to call - chamou

  • chegar - to arrive - chegou

  • colocar - to put - colocous

  • combinar - to arrange (a meeting) - combinou

  • começar - to start - começou

  • comprar - to buy - comprou

  • continuar - to continue - continuou

  • conversar - to talk - conversou

  • convidar - to invite - convidou

  • costumar - to usually (do smth) - costumou

  • cozinhar - to cook - cozinhou

  • dançar - to dance - dançou

  • deixar - to let, to leave - deixou

  • descansar - to rest - descansou

  • desenhar - to draw - desenhou

  • desejar - to wish - desejou

  • desligar - to turn off - desligou

  • encontrar - to find - encontrou

  • entrar - to go in - entrou

  • entregar - to deliver - entregou

  • enviar - to send - enviou

  • esperar - to wait - esperou

  • estudar - to study - estudou

  • estudar - to study - estudou

  • explicar - to explain - explicou

  • falar - to speak - falou

  • fechar - to close - fechou

  • ficar - to stay, to become - ficou

  • gostar - to like - gostou

  • guardar - to keep - guardous

  • jantar - to have dinner - jantou

  • jogar - to play - jogou

  • lavar - to wash - lavou

  • levantar - to lift - levantou

  • levar - to take - levou

  • ligar - to phone - ligou

  • limpar - to clean - limpou

  • morar - to reside - morou

  • mudar - to change - mudou

  • nadar - to swim - nadou

  • necessitar - to necessitate - necessitou

  • olhar - to look - olhou

  • pagar - to pay - pagou

  • parar - to stop - parou

  • passar - to pass - passous

  • pensar - to think - pensou

  • perguntar - to ask - perguntou

  • pintar - to paint - pintou

  • praticar - to practice - praticou

  • precisar - to need - precisou

  • reservar - to book - reservou

  • soletrar - to spell - soletrou

  • telefonar - to phone - telefonou

  • tentar - to try - tentou

  • terminar - to finish - terminou

  • tocar - to touch, to play - tocou

  • tomar - to take - tomou

  • trabalhar - to work - trabalhou

  • trocar - to switch - trocou

  • usar - to use, to wear - usou

  • viajar - to travel - viajou

  • virar - to turn - virou

  • visitar - to visit - visitou

  • voar - to fly - voou

  • voltar - to return - voltou

List of verbs -er

  • acender - to turn on - acendeu

  • aprender - to learn - aprendeu

  • beber - to drink - bebeu

  • comer - to eat - comeu

  • conhecer - to meet, to know - conheceu

  • descer - to go down - desceu

  • entender - to understand - entendeu

  • escolher - to choose - escolheu

  • escrever - to write - escreveu

  • receber - to receive - recebeu

  • responder - to answer - respondeu

  • vender - to sell - vendeu

  • viver - to live - viveu

 

List of verbs -ir

  • abrir - to open - abriu

  • conduzir - to drive - conduziu

  • partir - to break, to leave - partiu

  • pedir - to order, to ask - pediu

  • subir - to go up - subiu

 

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