The compound perfect past tense in Portuguese is a fairly simple structure and widely used in the daily lives of Portuguese speakers. We use this structure to describe actions that began at some point in the past and continue into the present. Its formation is also simple; we just need to use the verb TER, present tense (to have) + past participle. Here are some examples:
A- Tens falado com a Maria? = Have you been talking with Maria?
B-Tens ido à praia ultimamente? = Have you been to the beach lately?
PRO TIP: The most challenging part for Portuguese language learners is using past participles, given that in Portuguese, we have a high number of verbs with irregular past participles and double participles.
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