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abdul
06-18-2005, 11:21 PM
any tips, I got a test on this on tuesday, and i want to get som e practice.

thanks

kuk
06-20-2005, 07:29 AM
write in french for beginning your practice... :glee:

Vincere
06-20-2005, 11:58 AM
The "passé composé" is refering to an action in the past that is definatly over when you speak of it and not lasting.

For instance:
"J'ai mangé une pizza hier soir."

-->You ate the pizza yesterday evening but this constatation is no more valid and is limited in time, only for the time of the meal.

The "Imparfait" is refering to a lasting action in the past, and thus that is finished at the moment you speak of it.

For instance:
"Je nageais dans la mer."

-->So you were swimming in the sea, which is a past event but this action lasted during the time you did it actually.

The main thing to keep in mind is that the "passé composé" focuses on the past notion whereas "imparfait" focuses on the notion of duration in the past.
If you are wondering which verb you gotta use, just use the time concordance. Usually, when the simple past is used in a sentence, it usually referes to "passé composé" in french and same for past continuous to "imparfait". ;)

Vincere
06-25-2005, 12:40 PM
write in french for beginning your practice... :glee:

Write in french to be sure not to use broken english. ;)

Gaelsano
07-11-2005, 01:00 PM
un autre example: referring to a status like I was married..(I was being in the status of marriage, kind of). Basically things that might approximate English's past ongoing tense. Je regrette que je n'ai pas beaucoup de vocabulaire. Je ne parlais pas de puis 2003.

-Fin

Urbain03
07-17-2005, 10:18 AM
:shame:

"Je regrette de ne pas avoir beaucoup de vocabulaire. Je n'ai plus parlé français depuis 2003"

:D

kuk
07-25-2005, 09:30 AM
presque parfais :D, il manque juste l'article

Je regrette de ne pas avoir beaucoup de vocabulaire. Je n'ai plus parlé le français depuis 2003"

Urbain03
07-28-2005, 06:01 AM
presque parfais :D, il manque juste l'article

Parfait :kekeke:

0 / 10 !

kuk
08-07-2005, 05:59 AM
:)