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Like in English, the present perfect is used to express having done something in the past. E.g I have visited Portugal many times.
The present perfect (täisminevik in Estonian) is composed of the present tense form of the auxiliary verb olema 'to be' and the -nud participle.
Example: verb joonistama 'to draw'
|I have drawn||Ma olen joonistanud|
|You have drawn||Sa oled joonistanud|
|He/She has drawn||Ta on joonistanud|
|We have drawn||Me oleme joonistanud|
|You have drawn||Te olete joonistanud|
|They have drawn||Nad on joonistanud|
In some expressions and in poetry, the helping verb olema 'to be' may be omitted..
The negative form of the present perfect consists of ei ole (or pole) and -nud participle, for all persons in the singular and plural.
|I have not drawn||Ma ei ole joonistanud||Ma pole joonistanud|
|You have not drawn||Sa ei ole joonistanud||Sa pole joonistanud|
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