Simple Past of Ser and Ir in Portuguese
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Today’s Dica will teach us the difference between the verb Ser (to be) and the verb Ir (to go) in the Perfect Past tense. First, let’s learn the conjugation of the Simple Past of Ser and Ir in Portuguese:
The verbs Ser and Ir have the same conjugation in the Simple Past. We can see the difference between them by the context in which they are used.
Let us see some examples that show, in context, the difference between the Simple Past of Ser and Ir in Portuguese:
Examples with the verb Ser in the Past
O livro foi interessante
The book was interesting.
O argumento do professor foi muito bom.
The teacher’s argument was very good.
Eu nunca fui assaltado.
I have never been robbed.
Nós fomos bons amigos na escola.
We were good friends at school.
Examples with the verb Ir in the Past
Eles foram para a Europa no ano passado.
They went to Europe last year.
Ela já foram a São Paulo três vezes.
They went to São Paulo three times.
Eu fui para a Argentina há um ano atrás.
I went to Argentina one year ago.
There you go guys!
We have just learned about the past perfect of Ser and Ir in Portuguese.
Shall we create some examples to practice?
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