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japanese past implies completion, think of how 分かりました is used. so i'd think this is: "You are a beautiful person." as opposed to: "You are a beautiful person. (right at this moment)"
something like that.
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I think that zengargoyle is trying to say that your phrase implies that you no longer are a beautiful person.
あなた は きれいな にと だ と おもいます。
I think that you are a beautiful person.
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あなた は きれいな ひと だった、 と おもいます。
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I have really enjoyed learning grammar from Tae Kim's site because he starts with the plain form. Go through the lessons (and temporarily suspend all your current knowledge of japanese as you do so).
For kanji readings, you can mouse over the kanji for a tooltip, to make the learning a little easier. It looks somewhat intimidating at first.
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