L'Imparfait

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Passé composé ou Imparfait? One of the most striking differences between French and English is in verb tenses.

Passé composé ou Imparfait?

Learning how to use the various past tenses can be very tricky, because English has several tenses which either do not exist in or do not translate literally into French - and vice versa. During the first year of French study, every student becomes aware of the troublesome relationship between the two main past tenses. The imperfect [je mangeais] translates to the English imperfect [I was eating] while the passé composé [j'ai mangé] literally translates to the English present perfect [I have eaten] but can also be translated as the English simple past [I ate] or the emphatic past [I did eat].

It is extremely important to understand the distinctions between the passé composé and imperfect in order to use them correctly and thus express past events accurately. IntroductionUses of the passé composé and imperfectCompare passages and discover key words and phrasesTest: Passé composé vs Imperfect. Choisissez. Le Souvenir de Sandrine. Blanche Neige. Unit 11. Completez. L'histoire de Clark Kent. Voyage à Ferké. Victor Letimide. L'été au Québec. L'histoire véritable de Caroline. Au cirque.

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(For information and Copyright notice, click here In French, when speaking in the past tense, one must constantly choose between the imparfait and the passé composé. In this exercise we will focus on the formation and the use of the imparfait versus the passé composé. Main Menu Grammatical Notes Ex. #1 - Vocab.? Ex. #2 - Vocab.? Ex. #3 - Vocab.? Ex. #4 - Vocab.? Formation. French Imperfect - Imparfait. Education French Language Share this page on: Send to a Friend via Email Your suggestion is on its way!

French Imperfect - Imparfait

An email with a link to: was emailed to: Thanks for sharing About.com with others! Most Emailed Articles Email to a FriendWeight lost made easierEmail to a FriendEmail to a FriendEmail to a Friend See More About French Imperfect ~ Imparfait Test Test your knowledge by changing the following verbs to imperfect. 1. il veut 2. nous allons 3. j'annonce 4. elles savent 5. tu as 6. vous riez 7. nous prenons 8. elle choisit 9. je dois 10. tu écris 11. nous sommes 12. vous parlez 13. ils boivent 14. on étudie 15. il cherche 16. tu vois 17. vous êtes 18. je peux 19. elles corrigent 20. nous dormons Answers below Answers Related Articles Laura K. Sign up for My Newsletter Discuss in my forum Advertisement Related Video. Jeu: Le Pendu. Trouvez la bonne formation de l'imparfait du verbe indiqué entre parenthèses.

Jeu: Le Pendu

<span>cliquer ici</span> Formation Imparfait Imparfait = Radical du verbe à nous au présent de l'indicatif + Terminaison de l'imparfait On utilise le radical du verbe à l'indicatif présent avec 'nous', on supprime la terminaison 'ons' et on ajoute les terminaisons typiques de l'imparfait - Jeu: Thrillionaire. Formation: verbes en -re.