Olá, dear student! Today, we’re diving deep into an essential aspect of the Portuguese language – the simple past, or “passado simples” as we say.
This tense helps us narrate events that happened at a specific point in the past. Whether you’re sharing personal stories or discussing historical events, mastering this tense is vital.
Through the following exercises, we’ll explore sentence structures, translations, vocabulary, and some practice translations to help reinforce your understanding. Remember, practice is key, so let’s get started!
1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – Portuguese Simple Past
a) semana / comprei / passada / um / livro / eu
Eu comprei um livro semana passada.
2) Translate these Sentences – Passado Simples Português
a) I studied last night.
Eu estudei ontem à noite.
3) Practice your Vocabulary
a) I studied – He danced – She traveled
eu estudei – ele dançou – ela viajou
4) Practice Your Writing by Translating these Small Texts Taking the Portuguese Simple Past into Consideration
5) About Portuguese Past Simple, Write the Questions to the Answers
a) Eu estudei na biblioteca. ( Onde…)
Onde você estudou?
Parabéns! You’ve done an impressive job working through these exercises on the Portuguese simple past.
Remember, while the structures might seem different from English, with consistent practice and exposure, they’ll soon become second nature to you. I encourage you to continue practicing by writing or speaking about your past experiences in Portuguese.
And, as always, I’m here to guide and support you in your language learning journey. Keep up the excellent work, and let’s continue uncovering the beauty and richness of the Brazilian Portuguese language together!