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Portuguese translation of “past”

past

noun   /pɑːst/
the past B1 the time before the present and all the things that happened then
o passado
In the past people would bathe once a month.
the past (also the past tense) A2 in grammar, the form of a verb that is used to show what happened in the past
o tempo passado
someone’s past all of the things that someone has done in their life
o passado de alguém
I knew nothing about his past.
(Definition of past noun from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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