Perfect Tense:

 

Describes an action that started in the past, and unlike imperfect tense, has ended in the past.

 

Ways to translate perfect tense are:

e.g. = verberavit

1.         he beat

2.         he has beaten

3.         he did beat

 

To conjugate the perfect tense, take the third principal part of your verb, cut off the i to find your stem, & add the perfect endings.

 

Verbero, verberare, verberavi, verberatus to beat

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

Verberavi

Verberavimus

2nd Person

Verberavisti

Verberavistis

3rd Person

verberavit

verberaverunt

 

Terreo, terrere, terrui, territus to frighten, to scare

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

terrui

terruimus

2nd Person

terruisti

terruistis

3rd Person

terruit

terruerunt

 

Mitto, mittere, misi, missus to send

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

misi

misimus

2nd Person

misisti

misistis

3rd Person

misit

miserunt

 

Facio, facere, feci, factus to do, to make

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

feci

fecimus

2nd Person

fecisti

fecistis

3rd Person

fecit

fecerunt

 

Audio, audire, audivi, auditus to hear

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

audivi

audivimus

2nd Person

audivisti

audivistis

3rd Person

audivit

audiverunt

 

Irregular verbs do not have any rules, you just have to memorize and remember these conjugations.

 

Sum, esse, fui, futurus to be

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

fui

fuimus

2nd Person

fuisti

fuistis

3rd Person

fuit

fuerunt

 

Possum, posse, posui, ~ - can, is able

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

posui

posuimus

2nd Person

posuisti

posuistis

3rd Person

posuit

posuerunt