Estonian Past

This is a list of verbs in the past tense in Estonian. First let's start with the raw format before conjugating the verbs to the past form. Make sure to compare this table and the one below it.

To see: Nägema
To write: Kirjutama
To love: Armastama
To give: Andma
To play: Mängima
To read: lugema
To understand: Mõistma
To have: Omama
To know: Teadma
To learn: Õppima
To think: Mõtlema
To work: Töötama
To speak: Rääkima
To drive: Sõitma
To smile: Naeratama
To find: Leidma

These samples show how the verbs above are conjugated in the past tense in a sentence which includes all the object pronouns (I, you, she...).

I saw you: Ma nägin sind
I wrote with a pen: ma kirjutasin pastapliiatsiga
You loved apples: sa armastasid õunu / te armastasite õunu
You gave money: sa andsid raha / te andsite raha
You played tennis: sa mängisid tennist / te mängisite tennist
He read (past) a book: ta luges raamatut
He understood me: ta mõistis mind
She had a cat: Tal oli kass
She knew my friend: ta tundis mu sõpra
We wanted to learn: me tahtsime õppida
We thought Spanish is easy: me arvasime, et hispaania keel on lihtne
You (plural) worked here: te töötasite siin
You (plural) spoke French: te rääkisite prantsuse keelt
They drove a car: nad juhtisid autot
They smiled: Nad naeratasid

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