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Android Devices

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Tap the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Similar steps apply to Firefox and Microsoft Edge web browsers.

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Using Safari:

  1. Open Safari and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Share: Tap the "Share" button (square with an arrow).
  3. Add: Scroll down and tap "Add to Home Screen."
  4. Name: Edit the name if desired, then tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Tap the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Add: Select "Add to Home screen."
  4. Confirm: Tap "Add."
  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia on your home screen.

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Using Edge:

  1. Open Edge and visit Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Install: Click the "Install" icon in the address bar or go to the menu (three dots) > "Apps" > "Install this site as an app."
  3. Confirm: Click "Install."
  4. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your Start Menu or Desktop.

Using Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and navigate to Portuguesepedia.com.
  2. Menu: Click the menu (three dots) in the top-right corner.
  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
  4. Confirm: Follow the prompts.

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  3. Name: Edit the name if desired, then tap "Add."

Using Chrome:

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  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
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  3. Install: Select "Install [Portuguesepedia]."
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  5. Access: Find Portuguesepedia in your app launcher.

Using Firefox:

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  2. Menu: Click the menu (three lines) in the top-right corner.
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Portuguese Past Tenses – Usage Rundown Anchored to English

In this article, we will look at the Portuguese equivalents of the English Past Simple, Past Continuous, and Past Perfect tenses.

Lesson #36 Preterite - Portuguesepedia
Lesson #41 Imperfect - Portuguesepedia
Lesson #26 Preterite Regular Conjugation - Portuguesepedia
Lesson #30 Regular verbs Imperfect tense - Portuguesepedia
Lesson #65 Past Continuous Equivalent - Portuguesepedia
Lesson #91 Pretérito Mais que Perfeito - Portuguesepedia
Lesson #94 Pretérito Mais que Perfeito Simples - Portuguesepedia

Here are a couple of analogous reads about the Present and Future tenses:
Portuguese Present Tenses – Usage Rundown Anchored to English
Portuguese Future Tenses – Usage Rundown Anchored to English

I will be using the verb dormir (sleep) for all the examples below:

Dormir | Preterite
Pretérito Perfeito
Dormir | Imperfect
Pretérito Imperfeito
Eudormidormia
Tudormistedormias
Ele, eladormiudormia
Nósdormimosdormíamos
Vocês
Eles, elas
dormiramdormiam
Present participle
Gerúndio
dormindo
Past participle
Particípio passado
dormido

Past Simple

There are two Past tenses* that often map onto the English Past simple, namely the Preterite (Pretérito Perfeito) and the Imperfect (Pretérito Imperfeito).

This often confuses learners whose native tongue doesn’t have this tense nuance (English included). Let’s then try to wrap our heads around it.

* These are technically called “verb aspects” as there’s only one Past tense.

Preterite – Completed Actions

We use the Preterite to talk about past actions that are completed and well delimited in time: 

A Raquel dormiu até às 10 da manhã.
Raquel slept until 10 in the morning.

As you can see above, the Preterite (dormiu) translates to the Past Simple (slept) in English.

Further, we can also use a compound verb structure with the auxiliary verb estar in the Preterite followed by the preposition a and the action verb in the Infinitive without any substantial change in meaning:

A Raquel esteve a dormir até às 10 da manhã.
Raquel was sleeping until 10 in the morning.

Finally, note that we also use the Preterite in situations where, in English, we use the Present Perfect:

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