Past Tense of Querer in Portuguese

example with past tense of querer in portuguese: Eles quiseram visitar a Ilha da Gigóia com a RioLIVE!

Hello friends! What did you want to do over the weekend? Today, we are going to study the past tense of querer in Portuguese.

Conjugations for Past Tense of Querer in Portuguese

There are two types of past conjugations that we can use with the verb querer, pretérito perfeito and pretérito imperfeito. Let’s study first the conjugation of the verb querer in Portuguese using pretérito perfeito (simple past).

Conjugation of Querer Using Pretérito Perfeito

Past tense of querer in portuguese. Conjugation of the verb To want at simple past in Portuguese: eu quis, você quis, ele/ela quis, nós quisemos, vocês quiseram, eles/elas quiseram.

Now, let’s take a look at some sentences with the verb querer using pretérito perfeito:

Eu quis ir à praia no fim de semana, mas não foi possível por causa da chuva.
I wanted to go to the beach over the weekend, but it wasn’t possible because of the rain.

Você quis um carro novo no ano passado? Conseguiu comprar?
Did you want a new car last year? Did you get to buy it?

Ela não quis ficar em casa na sexta-feira à noite. Por isso saiu com os amigos.
She didn’t want to stay at home on Friday night. That’s why she went out with her friends.

Conjugation of Querer Using Pretérito Imperfeito

Now, let’s see the conjugation of the verb querer using pretérito imperfeito. Let’s see how it works:

Past tense of querer in portuguese, Preterito Imperfeito: Eu queria, você queria, ele/ela queria, nós queríamos, vocês queriam, eles/elas queriam.

Now, let’s take a look at some sentences with the verb querer using pretérito imperfeito:

Nós não queríamos pizza. Queríamos cachorro quente.
We didn’t want pizza. We wanted hot dogs.

Vocês não queriam viajar com a gente. Por quê?
You didn’t want to travel with us. Why?

Elas queriam uma casa na praia para passar o carnaval.
They wanted a house close to the beach to spend carnival.

In Portuguese, although we use pretérito perfeito and imperfeito in different situations, as you can see, we use the verb querer in both tenses to talk about the same context. The only difference is in its conjugation.

Exercise for Past Tense of Querer in Portuguese

Choose the right form of querer in the past to complete each sentence:

Ela __________ que eu comprasse o bolo de chocolate. (queria / queríamos)
As crianças __________ comer strogonoff na janta. (queriam / quis)
Eu __________ sair com os meus amigos pela manhã (quis / queriam)
Eu e Lethícia __________ tomar um café juntos. (queríamos / quiseram)
José não __________ esperar a consulta médica. (queriam / quis)
Os professores da Rio & Learn __________ fazer uma festa de ano novo. (quis / quiseram)
Você __________ ir à festa comigo? (queria / quiseram)
Albert e Diogo __________ aprender mais sobre o Funlearning. (queriam / quis)

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See you in the next Dica!
Tchau, tchau from Rio de Janeiro!

Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
Querer Conjugation in Portuguese
Querer in the Present Tense
Wish in Portuguese

Answers

Ela __________ que eu comprasse o bolo de chocolate. (queria / queríamos)
As crianças __________ comer strogonoff na janta. (queriam / quis)
Eu __________ sair com os meus amigos pela manhã (quis / queriam)
Eu e Lethícia __________ tomar um café juntos. (queríamos / quiseram)
José não __________ esperar a consulta médica. (queriam / quis)
Os professores da Rio & Learn __________ fazer uma festa de ano novo. (quis / quiseram)
Você __________ ir à festa comigo? (queria / quiseram)
Albert e Diogo __________ aprender mais sobre o Funlearning. (queriam / quis)

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