Past Tense of Ver

example of past tense of ver: Eles viram o pôr do sol no Arpoador!

What’s up guys? Ready for one more Dica do Dia? Today we are going to talk about the past tense of ver in Portuguese. In Portuguese language, there are two types of past, we call them pretérito perfeito and pretérito imperfeito

Conjugation of Ver in Pretérito Perfeito

Past tense of ver in the pretérito perfeito in Portuguese. eu vi, você viu, ele/ela viu, nós vimos, vocês viram, eles/elas viram.

Let’s see the conjugation of verb ver using pretérito perfeito:

PronounVerb VerPronunciation
Ele / Elaviu
Eles / Elasviram

Examples of Past Tense Ver in Pretérito Perfeito

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

Eu vi uma ótima peça de teatro ontem.
watched an excellent play at the theater yesterday.

Você viu o que aconteceu na novela?
Did you see what happened in the soap opera?

Ele não viu o amigo passando pelo centro.
He didn’t see his friend passing through the center.

Eu vi muitas praias quando estudei Português no Brasil.
I saw many beaches when I studied Portuguese in Brasil.

Conjugation of Ver in Pretérito Imperfeito

Past tense of ver in the pretérito imperfeito in Portuguese. eu via, você via, ele/ela via, nós víamos, vocês viam, eles/elas viam.

Let’s see the conjugation of verb ver using pretérito imperfeito:

PronounVerb VerPronunciation
Ele / Elavia
Eles / Elasviam

Examples of Past Tense of Ver in Pretérito Imperfeito

Nós víamos o pôr do sol juntos durante a RioLIVE!.
We used to see the sunset together during the RioLIVE!.

Vocês viam filmes brasileiros quando estavam em seus países?
Did you used to watch Brazilian movies when you were in your countries?

Eles viam muitos eventos na cidade quando eram mais jovens.
They used to see many events in the city when they were younger.

Maria antigamente via muitos desenhos animados. Mas agora não mais.
Maria used to watch a lot of cartoons in the past. But now not anymore.

Exercise with Past Tense of Ver

Complete the phrases below with the right conjugation between parenthesis:

Eu __________ meu pai todos os dias. (Pretérito Imperfeito)
Você __________ o que aconteceu no acidente de carro? (Pretérito Perfeito)
Anita __________ a novela todinha durante as férias. (Pretérito Perfeito)
Os alunos __________ o pôr do sol no Arpoador. (Pretérito Perfeito)
Ela __________ muitas entrevistas de famosos, mas parou ano passado. (Pretérito Imperfeito)
Eu e Alana __________ TV juntas quando éramos pequenas. (Pretérito Imperfeito)
Nós __________ o vídeo uma única vez. (Pretérito Perfeito)

What about you? What have you known about Brazil yet? If you know a bit about the country, what did you use to see about it in the past? Tell us! Now, we know how to use the past tense of ver in Portuguese. If you have more doubts, you can send us a tweet with your questions to our Twitter account. It will be a pleasure answering them.

See you my friends!
Hugs from Rio & Learn!

Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
Portuguese -ER Verbs
Ver Conjugation Portuguese
Present Tense of See in Portuguese
Past Tense of Ir in Portuguese


Eu via meu pai todos os dias. (Pretérito Imperfeito)
Você viu o que aconteceu no acidente de carro? (Pretérito Perfeito)
Anita viu a novela todinha durante as férias. (Pretérito Perfeito)
Os alunos viram o pôr-do-sol no Arpoador. (Pretérito Perfeito)
Ela via muitas entrevistas de famosos, mas parou ano passado. (Pretérito Imperfeito)
Eu e Alana víamos TV juntas quando éramos pequenas. (Pretérito Imperfeito)
Nós vimos o vídeo uma única vez. (Pretérito Perfeito)

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