Verb Ler in the Past in Portuguese

Ejemplo con el pasado del verbo leer en portugués.

What’s up, guys? What was the last book you read?
Today, we are going to learn the verb ler in the past in Portuguese.

First, let’s see the conjugation of the verb Ler (to read) at the simple past:

Conjugation of the verb ler in the past in Portuguese

Conjugation of the Verb Ler in the Past in Portuguese: eu li, você leu, ele/ela leu, nós lemos, vocês leram, eles/elas leram.

Now, let’s see some structures:


Eu li um ótimo livro este fim de semana.
I read a very nice book last weekend.

O que você leu?
What did you read?

Ele leu um livro sobre o Rio de Janeiro.
I read a book about Rio de Janeiro.

Nós lemos O Globo ontem.
We read O Globo yesterday.

Vocês não leram notícias tristes.
You didn’t read bad news.

Eles nunca leram a Dica. Precisamos avisar para eles.
They never read Dica before. We need to tell them.

Let’s check if really learned.

Now it’s your turn!

Change the sentences from the present to the past tense:

  1. Albert lê o jornal pela manhã.
  2. Nós lemos a seção de esportes.
  3. Meus amigos leem muitas cartas antigas.
  4. Moisés e Diogo leem o mesmo livro.
  5. Eu leio um artigo muito interessante que fala sobre tecnologia. Já a Raquel um artigo que fala sobre a cultura japonesa.
  6. Os filhos dos meus amigos leem Harry Potter.
  7. Vocês leem o contrato antes de assinar? Nós não lemos o contrato.
  8. Ele o texto inteiro em português, mas não entende.
  9. Você o jornal todo? Não, eu leio somente a parte de esporte e classificados.

If you missed the lesson about present tense take a look at verb Ler in the present in Portuguese.

You can check your answers at the end of our Dica.
Hope you could get all the answers right!

Huge kisses from Rio de Janeiro!

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  1. Albert leu o jornal pela manhã.
  2. Nós lemos a seção de esportes.
  3. Meus amigos leram muitas cartas antigas.
  4. Moisés e Diogo leram o mesmo livro.
  5. Eu li um artigo muito interessante que fala sobre tecnologia. Já a Raquel leu um artigo que fala sobre a cultura japonesa.
  6. Os filhos dos meus amigos leram Harry Potter.
  7. Vocês leram o contrato antes de assinar? Nós não lemos o contrato.
  8. Ele leu o texto inteiro em português, mas não entendeu.
  9. Você leu o jornal todo? Não, eu li somente a parte de esporte e classificados.

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