Portuguese/Preterite tense irregular verbs

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These are the verbs that are irregular in the preterite tense in Portuguese.

SER - To be

I was Eu f ui
You (s,inf) were Tu f oste
He was
(also ela, você)
Ele f oi
We were Nós f
omos
You (p) were Vós f
ostes
They were
(also elas, vocês)
Eles f oram

ESTAR - To be

I was Eu est ive
You (s,inf) were Tu est iveste
He was
(also ela, você)
Ele est eve
We were Nós est
ivemos
You (p) were Vós est
ivestes
They were
(also elas, vocês)
Eles est iveram

TER - To have

I had Eu tiv e
You (s,inf) had Tu tiv este
He had
(also ela, você)
Ele tev e
We had Nós tiv
emos
You (p) had Vós tiv
estes
They had
(also elas, vocês)
Eles tiv eram

IR - To go

I went Eu f ui
You (s,inf) went Tu f oste
He went
(also ela, você)
Ele f oi
We went Nós f
omos
You (p) went Vós f
ostes
They went
(also elas, vocês)
Eles f oram
  • Notice that the conjugations for ir are exactly the same for ser in the preterite tense.

VIR - To come

I came Eu vi m
You (s,inf) came Tu vi estes
He came
(also ela, você)
Ele ve io
We came Nós vi
emos
You (p) came Vós vi
estes
They came
(also elas, vocês)
Eles vi eram

PODER - To be able to

I could Eu pud e
You (s,inf) could Tu pud este
He could
(also ela, você)
Ele p ôde
We could Nós pud
emos
You (p) could Vós pud
estes
They could
(also elas, vocês)
Eles pud eram

FAZER - To do

I did Eu f iz
You (s,inf) did Tu f izeste
He did
(also ela, você)
Ele f ez
We did Nós f
izemos
You (p) did Vós f
izestes
They did
(also elas, vocês)
Eles f izeram

SABER - To know

I knew Eu soub e
You (s,inf) knew Tu soub este
He knew
(also ela, você)
Ele soub e
We knew Nós soub
emos
You (p) knew Vós soub
estes
They knew
(also elas, vocês)
Eles soub eram