The pluperfect compound tense (pretérito mais que perfeito composto) is the B1-level structure that, in my opinion, has less importance.
My experience as a Portuguese teacher tells me that it is essential to guide Portuguese language students and inform them that some verb structures are much more important than others. The structures we use every day are, in my view, of great importance, and these structures are practiced intensively in my classes. On the other hand, structures that we rarely use or those that have simpler alternatives are, in my opinion, less important, and I make a point of sharing this view with the students.
This verb tense has a fairly simple construction, namely: the verb “TER” (in the imperfect past) + past participle.
The pluperfect compound tense is used to describe a SECOND action in the past, that is, an action that preceded another action in the past.
1- Yesterday afternoon, I went to Carcavelos Beach, but I had already been to Carcavelos Beach last week = Ontem à tarde fui à praia de Carcavelos mas eu já TINHA IDO à praia de Carcavelos na semana passada
2- Yesterday, I had a coffee after dinner, but I had already had 2 coffees in the afternoon = Ontem bebi um café depois de jantar mas eu já TINHA BEBIDO 2 cafés à tarde.
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