Verbs Ending in AR in the Past

Example of Verbs Ending in AR in the Past: Eles cantaram muito ontem!

Hello from A Dica do Dia! Today, we are going to talk about the verbs ending in AR in the past. So, as you know, in general, the verbs in AR are regular and have the same ending. But how do we go about its conjugation in the past? Let’s check out that and much more today!

Conjugation for Verbs Ending in AR in the Past

First, let’s check out how we use regular verbs ending in AR! Let’s use the example from verb falar. Pay close attention to the ending, which will repeat with other regular verbs:

Eufalei
Vocêfalou
Ele / Elafalou
Nósfalamos
Vocêsfalaram
Eles / Elasfalaram


But remember, these rules only apply to regular verbs ending in AR, those are different, of course, from -ER, -IR and irregular verbs, that follow a different rule.

Examples of Verbs Ending in AR in the Past

Verbs ending in AR in the past. The conjugation of the verbs ending in -ar in the Past in Portuguese: eu falei, você falou, ele/ela falou, nós falamos, vocês falaram, eles/elas falaram.

Eu morei em São Paulo por dois anos.
I lived in São Paulo for two years.

Você já comprou o novo livro do Luis Fernando Veríssimo?
Did you buy the new Luis Fernando Veríssimo’s book yet?

Ele falou comigo sobre a viagem.
He talked to me about the trip.

Nós tentamos ajudar os meninos com o exercício.
We tried to help the boys with exercise.

Vocês levaram seus filhos na viagem?
Did you take your kids on the trip?

Os meninos quebraram a janela com uma bola.
The boys broke the window with the ball.

Now it is your turn!

Now that you know how to conjuagte the verbs ending in AR in the past, how about we do some exercises just to make sure we got it? This way, when you come to Copacabana, you will talk like a native! Complete:

  1. (comprar) Você _______ um carro? Não, _______ uma moto.
  2. (conversar) Você já _______ com o seu chefe sobre o seu horário de trabalho?
  3. (andar) Ontem, nós _______ na praia de Copacabana. Mas, meus amigos _______ na praia de Ipanema.
  4. (achar/gostar) O que vocês _______ da caipirinha desse quiosque? Vocês _______?
  5. (comprar) No ano passado, meus pais _______ uma casa muito grande.
  6. (perguntar) O que vocês __________? Nós não ___________ nada.
  7. (falar) Eles _________ português a aula inteira.
  8. (morar/viajar) Ano passado ele _______ no Brasil, mas esse ano ele ________ para Cuba.
  9. (amar) Nós _________ sambar!
  10. (cantar) Vocês ________ o que ontem? Eu _________ Bossa Nova.
  11. (dançar) Semana passada nós __________ muito na festa!
  12. (jogar) Vocês ______ videogame juntos?

That’s it, guys! Now you know how to use verbs ending in AR in the Past. See you in our next A Dica do Dia here at Rio & Learn!

 Click in the links below to see more related Dicas
Portuguese AR Verbs
Falar in Portuguese
Verbs ending in AIR in Portuguese

Answers

  1. comprou/comprei
  2. conversou
  3. andamos/andaram
  4. acharam/gostaram
  5. compraram
  6. perguntaram/perguntamos
  7. falaram
  8. morou/viajou
  9. amamos
  10. cantaram/cantei
  11. dançamos
  12. jogaram

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