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Flashcards in L'imparfait Deck (4):
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what is the imparfait?

The French imperfect (imparfait) is a descriptive past tense which indicates an ongoing state of being or a repeated or incomplete action

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Imparfait uses

1. habitual action/state of being
2. physical and emotional descriptions of time
3. background info
4. conditions in si clause

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Stem for imparfait

present tense nous stem, without ons

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imparfait endings

je-ais
tu-ais
il-ait
nous-ions
vous-iez
ils-aient