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Flashcards in Imparfait vs. PC Deck (18)
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1

It has been raining

Il a plu

2

He has been crying

Il a pleuré

3

They have been drinking

Ils ont bu

4

Last Saturday I walked to school

Samedi dernier, je suis allé a l'école a
pied

5

To describe something that used to happen, use

Imparfait

6

To describe something that happened on a regular basis

Imparfait

7

To describe something that has happened, but is not in the process of happening

Passé Compose

8

je jouais au jockey

I used to play hockey

9

je cuisinais dans la cuisine

I was cooking in the kitchen

10

imparfait endings with "er", "ir" and "re" verbs

ais
ais
ait
ions
iez
ent

11

We went every night to the restaurant (repeated past action)

Nous allions tous les soirs au restaurant

12

I used to sing (when I was young)

Je chantais (quand j’étais jeune)

13

Je réparais mon vélo dans le garage (quand mon père est arrivé)

I was repairing my bike in the garage (when my dad arrived)

14

to convey the idea of something in the process of happening in the past
WAS HAPPENING

Imparfait

15

We often went to Dublin at the week-end

Nous allions souvent a Dublin le week-end

16

to say what HAPPENED (as opposed to what used to happen, was happening or happened on
a regular basis)

PC

17

I have lost my wallet (so I cannot pay)

J'ai perdu mon porte-monnaie

18

He has had an accident

Il a eu un accident