Pluperfect of irregular verbs in Portuguese

Pluperfect of irregular verbs in Portuguese. Eles nunca tinham visto algo tão estranho.

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On today’s Dica we will talk about the Pluperfect of irregular verbs in Portuguese. We have seen previously the structure for regular verbs. For the irregular it is the same structure, what changes is the participle of the verbs.

Formation of the Pluperfect of irregular verbs in Portuguese

Pluperfect of irregular verbs in Portuguese. A formação do pretérito mais-que-perfeito irregular é feita pelo uso do verbo ter no pretérito imperfeito + o particípio do verbo irregular. Exemplo: Eu tinha feito.

There isn’t a rule for the formation of the participle of irregular verbs in Portuguese, but to make it easier, let’s see a list of participles of these verbs:

Past participle of irregular verbs in Portuguese

Pluperfect of irregular verbs in Portuguese. Ganhar - ganho. Gastar - gasto. Pagar - pago. Dizer - dito. Fazer - feito. Trazer - trago. Escrever - escrito. Ver - visto. Abrir - aberto. Cobrir - coberto. Vir - vindo. Por - posto.

All good? Now, let’s see some examples using the Pluperfect of irregular verbs in Portuguese:

Examples with the Pluperfect of irregular verbs in Portuguese

Ele já tinha ganho o livro que pensei em comprar para ele.
He had already gotten the book I thought of buying him.

Você já tinha escrito o e-mail para o advogado quando ele pediu.
You had already written the e-mail to the lawyer when he asked.

Ele nunca tinha visto uma mulher tão linda antes. Por isso estava apaixonado.
He had never seen a woman so beautiful before. That’s why he was in love.

Nós já tínhamos aberto as janelas quando ela nos pediu.
We had already opened the windows when she asked us.

Vocês já tinham vindo à Copacabana antes?
Had you been to Copacabana before?

Eles já tinham posto tudo de volta no quarto quando João chegou.
They had already put everything back in the room when João arrived.

Elas já tinham feito o pedido quando o garçom chegou.
They had already ordered when the waiter arrived.

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