Imparfait introduction

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Imparfait introduction

  1. 1. WHAT DO WE USE THE IMPARFAIT FOR?The imparfait, or imperfect tense, is used to talk about three types of situations. • What someone was doing • What someone used to do • Conditions • Time, weather, emotions, etc.
  2. 2. HOW DO WE FORM THE IMPARFAIT?It’s a simple 3-step process!Step 1: Take the present-tense nous form of the verb. Parler: Nous parlons.Step 2: Take off the –ons stem. Nous parl-
  3. 3. Step 3: Add the imparfait ending. You’ll need to memorize these. -ais: Je parlais -ions: Nous parlions -ais: Tu parlais -iez: Vous parliez.-ait: Il/elle/on parlait. -aient: Ils/elles parlaient.
  4. 4. This is easy.I want tolook atmore verbs,though.
  5. 5. MORE TYPES OF VERBS IN THE IMPARFAITRegular -ER verbs: Regarder: Nous regardons  regard--  imparfait ending Tu? Ils?Regular -IR verbs: Finir: Nous finissons  finiss--  imparfait ending Je? Vous?Regular –RE verbs: Attendre: Nous attendons  attend--  imparfait ending Elle? Nous?
  6. 6. As the textbook notes on page 339, you need to remember the nous form of irregular verbs, too.Faire?Aller?Voir?Lire?Écrivait?
  7. 7. THE ONE IRREGULAR STEM…ÊTRE ét- + endingsJ’étaisTu étaisIl/elle/on étaitNous étionsVous étiezIls/elles étaient

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