Être Conjugation in the Passé Composé [+6 Examples & Quiz]

être conjugation in the passé composé

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In this French grammar lesson we will learn about être conjugation in the passe composé.

Être means “to be” and is an irregular verb.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how être in the passé composé is conjugated in French
  • how être in the passé composé is pronounced in French
  • how être in the passé composé is used in sentences in French
  • how you can quiz yourself on être conjugation in the passé composé
  • how to practice with flashcards on être conjugation in the passé composé
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar if you are curious about how être fits in French A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about être conjugation in the passé composé.

Table of Contents

Être Conjugation in the Passé Composé

j’aiété
tuasété
il/elle/onaété
nousavonsété
vousavezété
ils/ellesontété

Pronunciation of Être Conjugations

In this section on être conjugation in the passé composé we will focus on pronunciation.

There is 1 important rule to take into account when we want to pronounce a être conjugation in the passé composé.

  1. The particip passé is pronounced in the same way for all the verbs. The last letter that is pronounced is the é.

J’ai été

Tu as été

Il a été

Nous avons été

Vous avez été

Ils ont été

As you can see particip passé has the same pronunciation in every phrase.

Example Sentences with Être Conjugation in the Passé Composé

The final section of this lesson on être conjugation in the passé composé is about seeing être in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of être conjugation in the passé composé through examples.

J’ai été aussi surpris que toi.

I was as surprised as you.

Tu as été génial aujourd’hui.

You were great today.

Elle a été blessée dans l’accident.

She was hurt in the accident.

Nous avons été malchanceux, c’est tout.

We were unlucky, that’s all.

Je sais que vous avez été occupée.

I know you’ve been busy.

C’est vrai, ils ont été en retard deux fois déjà.

That’s right, they’ve been late twice already.

Quiz Yourself on Être Conjugation in the Passé Composé

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

It is up to you to give the correct answer.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

Question 1C’est vrai, ils ont en retard deux fois déjà. [That’s right, they’ve been late twice already.]
 
Question 2Je sais que vous été occupée. [I know you’ve been busy.]
 
Question 3 avons été malchanceux, c’est tout. [We were unlucky, that’s all.]
 
Question 4Elle été blessée dans l’accident. [She was hurt in the accident.]
 
Question 5Tu as génial aujourd’hui. [You were great today.]
 
Question 6J’ai aussi surpris que toi. [I was as surprised as you.]
 

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