Past Tense Ir in Portuguese

example of past tense ir in portuguese:

Hello, dear readers of A Dica do Dia! Today will be all about the past tense Ir in Portuguese. The verb to go has the same conjugation of the verb to be in the pretérito perfeito in Portuguese! After reading this Dica, you will certainly be more prepared for your Celpe-Bras!

Conjugation for Past Tense of Ir in Portuguese

We know the difference between the verb to be and to go in the past, by the context.

Conjugation of verb to go (verbo ir) in Portuguese: eu fui, você foi, ele/ela foi, nós fomos, vocês foram, eles/elas foram.

Pronunciaton Time!

Eu fui
Você foi
Ele / Ela foi
Nós fomos
Vocês foram
Eles / Elas foram

Examples with Ir

  • Ontem, fui à uma festa muito boa em Copacabana. (Yesterday, I went to a very nice party in Copacabana.)
  • Você foi para a escola ontem? (Did you go to school yesterday?)
  • João foi para o Canadá na semana passada. (João went to Canada last week.)
  • Nós fomos à Bahia em 2007. (We went to Bahia in 2007.)
  • Vocês já foram ao Cristo? (Have you guys been to Christ already?)
  • Eles nunca foram ao Pão de Açúcar. (They have never been to Pão de açúcar.)

Exercises for Past Tense Ir in Portuguese

Rewrite the sentences below into the simple past:

  1. Eu vou para o centro.
  2. Para onde você vai?
  3. Ele vai para o México.
  4. Nós vamos para a escola juntos.
  5. Vocês vão para a Rio & Learn?
  6. Elas não vão para o trabalho.
  7. Elas vão para a balada.

How about you? Which places have you been to? Which ones did you like most? Practice the verb to go in the past talking about places you’ve been to. See you all next time!

And remember you can read this Dica in English, Spanish and Portuguese, simply changing the language in the menu!

Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
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Simple Past of Ser and Ir in Portuguese
Means of Transport in Portuguese


  1. Eu fui para o centro.
  2. Para onde você foi ?
  3. Ele foi para o México.
  4. Nós fomos para a escola juntos.
  5. Vocês foram para a Rio and Learn?
  6. Elas não foram para o trabalho.
  7. Elas foram para a balada.

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