If you’ve already gotten past the basics and are no ready to dive into the different verb tenses, you really want to start with the “simple past” — you don’t need to remember this but, it’s true label is: The Preterite Indicative.
Let’s do it now…
The biggest issue is always the pronounciation.
Remember, for the AR verbs it’s like this:
eu falei > falAYY
você, ele, ela falou > falOHH
for ER verbs it’s:
eu vi > vEE
você, ele, ela viu > vEEUU
IR verbs are the same:
eu pedi > pedEE
você, ele, ela pediu > pedEEUU
The Advanced Dialogs series has great examples and practice of real-life situations of this tense.
*We’ll do the irregular verbs in our next post.