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33 terms

French- L'imparfait & passé composé

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a situation, description, long-term
Uses for L'imparfait?
an action, event, short-term
Uses for Passé Composé?
J'étais
I am (L'imparfait)
Tu étais
You are (L'imparfait)
Il/Elle/On était
He/She/It is (L'imparfait)
Nous étaions
We are (L'imparfait)
Vous étaiez
You are(formal) (L'imparfait)
Ils/Elles étaient
They are (L'imparfait)
J'avais
I have (L'imparfait)
Tu avais
You have (L'imparfait)
Il/Elle/On avait
He/She/It has (L'imparfait)
Nous avaions
We have (L'imparfait)
Vous avaiez
You have(formal) (L'imparfait)
Ils/Elles avaient
They have (L'imparfait)
ais, ais, ait, ions, iez, aient
L'imparfait verb endings
e, es, e, ons, ez, ent
Present verb endings
J'ai
I have (present)
Tu as
You have (present)
Il/Elle/On a
He/She/It has (present)
Nous avons
We have (present)
Vous avez
You have(formal) (present)
Ils/Elles ont
They have (present)
Je suis
I am (present)
Tu es
You are (present)
Il/Elle/On est
He/She/It is (present)
Nous sommes
We are (present)
Vous êtes
You are (formal) (present)
Ils/Elles sont
They are (present)
Il est né en 1912.
He was born on 1912.
Elles sont écrit à Paris.
They(fem.) were writing in Paris.
Mostly end with é, if not, then u or normal ending.
Passé Composé endings
Ils vivaient à Hong Kong.
They lived in Hong Kong. (l'imparfait)
Nous organisaions les célébrations.
We organised the celebrations.