Translations are not good in English. We would say: The worst is over now
I agree, but at the same time I've heard people say: "The worst has already passed."
If you hear the sentence as is written in DL's answer with the adverb after the verb ("The worst has passed already"), it's regional...
I would add to the list of things that ought to be accepted in English for this: “The worst is behind us.” It’s not exactly a close literal translation, but it’s idiomatically very natural and common.
In Australia we often say "the worst is passed" . Does anything in the Português force it to be past tense?
The adverb "já" puts the expression into the past. The translation would be better if it were: "The worst has already passed."
Edit: Agree with andreaparker (2 years ago) The worst is already over. (Sounds more natural)
The only thing I can think of with this sentence is Let it Go in European Portuguese (exclude "o pior"). Já passou, já passou, não vivo mais com temor!
I wrote: 'The worst already has passed.' This would not be considered wrong by a native English speaker!
In this sentence "já" means "already". The full dictionary definition from Wiktionary:
(usually preceding verbs in the past tense) already (indicating that something has happened before)
(usually following verbs in the present tense) now (at this instant)
(in negative sentences, preceding the adverb não) anymore; any longer
(usually preceding verbs in the present tense) in a minute; soon
(preceding noun phrases) on the other hand
Usage notes: In Portuguese, já is said more frequently than the English equivalents. It is sometimes left untranslated altogether.
Just did, the worst has past. not correct then the worst is past. Then said its not right and said the worst has past is correct wtf!
"Past" shouldn't be correct at all unless "The worst is in the past." It is not a verb.
The problem is with "passed" and "past," in that they are homonyms but different parts of speech. O pior ja passou = The worst has passed (verb)" or "The worst is over." "Past" is either a noun or an adjective, not a verb.