Verbs ending in ER in the past in Portuguese

Past simple example for verbs ending in ER in Portuguese. Example with the verb beber (to drink): Meus amigos beberam água de coco.

What’s up, guys? Ready for another Portuguese lesson?
Today, we are going to talk about the verbs ending in ER in the past in Portuguese.

The simple past is used to express a finished fact in the past.

Let’s take a look at the conjugation of the verb beber in the simple past:

Conjugation of verbs ending in ER in the past in Portuguese

Conjugation of Verbs ending in Er in the past in Portuguese: Eu bebi, você bebeu, ele/ela bebeu, nós bebemos, vocês beberam, eles/elas beberam.

Bear in mind that Beber is a regular verb, so if you think of any other regular verb ending in ER, it will follow the same conjugation model. Take a look at these examples:

Examples

Eu comi todo o almoço ontem.
I ate the whole lunch yesterday.

Você recebeu o telegrama que enviei?
Did you receive the telegram I sent you?

Ele respondeu meu e-mail ontem?
Did he reply to my e-mail yesterday?

Nós bebemos muitas caipirinhas em Copacabana ontem.
We drank a lot of caipirinhas in Copacabana yesterday.

Vocês entenderam o que eu expliquei?
Did you understand what I’ve explained?

Elas escreveram uma carta para ele ontem.
They wrote him a letter yesterday.

Verbs ending in ER in the past example in Portuguese: João vendeu muitas frutas.

Here is a list of irregular verbs that end in -er and are irregular in the past simple tense in Portuguese:

Irregular -er Verbs in the Past Simple Tense

Poder (to be able to)

  • Eu pude
  • Ele/Ela/Você/a gente pôde
  • Nós pudemos
  • Eles/Elas/Vocês puderam


Eu pude terminar o trabalho ontem. (I was able to finish the work yesterday.)
Ela pôde sair mais cedo. (She was able to leave earlier.)
Nós pudemos resolver o problema. (We were able to solve the problem.)
Eles puderam viajar no fim de semana. (They were able to travel on the weekend.)

Querer (to want)

  • Eu quis
  • Ele/Ela/Você/a gente quis
  • Nós quisemos
  • Eles/Elas/Vocês quiseram

Eu quis comprar um carro novo. (I wanted to buy a new car.)
Ele quis falar com você. (He wanted to talk to you.)
Nós quisemos ajudar. (We wanted to help.)
Elas quiseram ir ao cinema. (They wanted to go to the cinema.)

Saber (to know)

  • Eu soube
  • Ele/Ela/Você/a gente soube
  • Nós soubemos
  • Eles/Elas/Vocês souberam

Eu soube da notícia ontem. (I found out about the news yesterday.)
Você soube da mudança? (Did you know about the change?)
Nós soubemos a verdade. (We found out the truth.)
Eles souberam do acidente. (They found out about the accident.)

Trazer (to bring)

  • Eu trouxe
  • Ele/Ela/Você/a gente trouxe
  • Nós trouxemos
  • Eles/Elas/Vocês trouxeram

Eu trouxe o livro para você. (I brought the book for you.)
Ela trouxe o bolo. (She brought the cake.)
Nós trouxemos as bebidas. (We brought the drinks.)
Eles trouxeram os documentos. (They brought the documents.)

Ver (to see)

  • Eu vi
  • Ele/Ela/Você/a gente viu
  • Nós vimos
  • Eles/Elas/Vocês viram

Eu vi um filme ontem. (I saw a movie yesterday.)
Ele viu a mensagem. (He saw the message.)
Nós vimos o acidente. (We saw the accident.)
Elas viram o jogo. (They saw the game.)

Dizer (to say/to tell)

  • Eu disse
  • Ele/Ela/Você/a gente disse
  • Nós dissemos
  • Eles/Elas/Vocês disseram

Eu disse tudo que precisava. (I said everything I had to say.)
Ela disse que não vai trabalhar hoje. (She said she won’t come to work today.)
Nós dissemos a verdade. (We told the truth.)
Eles me disseram para não chegar tarde. (They told me not to be late.)

These irregular verbs are essential to master as they are frequently used in everyday conversations. Practice their conjugations and use them in sentences to get more familiar with their forms.

Now it’s your turn!

The best way to learn is by practicing, so let’s do it with an exercise. Change the sentences from the simple present to the simple past in Portuguese:

  1. Meus amigos escrevem vários e-mails no trabalho.
    ___________________________________________________
  2. Eu como muita pizza.
    ___________________________________________________
  3. Nós não entendemos o que você diz.
    ___________________________________________________
  4. Quantos idiomas vocês aprendem?
    ___________________________________________________
  5. Nós não perguntamos nada.
    ___________________________________________________
  6. A minha equipe de vendas vende muito nesse mês.
    ___________________________________________________

  7. Eu trago as bebidas e você traz os salgados.
    ___________________________________________________
  8. Ela filmes brasileiros no fim de semana.
    ___________________________________________________
  9. Você sabe o que acontece naquela casa?
    ___________________________________________________
  10. Nós não podemos comprar roupas novas.
    ___________________________________________________

That’s it, fellas!
Hope you keep practicing your Portuguese and the verbs ending in Er in the past in Portuguese.

Until the next Portuguese lesson.
Kisses from Rio & Learn.

           
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Answers

  1. Você comprou muitas roupas?
  2. Você conversou com o seu chefe sobre o seu horário de trabalho?
  3. Nós andamos na praia de Copacabana mas, meus amigos andaram na praia de Ipanema.
  4. O que vocês acharam da caipirinha desse quiosque? Vocês gostaram?
  5. Meus pais compraram uma casa muito grande.
  6. Meus amigos escreveram vários e-mails no trabalho.
  7. Eu comi muita pizza.
  8. Nós não entendemos o que você falou.
  9. Quantos idiomas vocês aprenderam?
  10. Nós não perguntamos nada.
  11. A minha equipe de vendas vendeu muito nesse mês.

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2 Responses

    1. A resposta correta é vendeu. A equipe é minha mas ainda é um grupo no singular! Então é ela vendeu. Um abraço!

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