Romanian verbs. Past tense

This present tense describes what you are doing now, and the past tense what you have already done.

The past tense is formed by using a (compressed version) of a avea (to have) which is placed in front of the past participle.

The past participle is formed by adding an t to verbs of the first and fourth conjugation (with endings a and i respectively), and fiddling around somewhat with conjugations two and three (see below).


A lucra (past tense) Learn in the past.

A lucraa (to work) is a verb from the first conjugation (the most common type of conjugation).

I workedam lucrat
you workedai lucrat
he workeda lucrat
she workeda lucrat
we workedam lucrat
you (plural) workedați lucrat
they workedau lucrat