Être Conjugation in the Passé Composé

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 immediately test your knowledge on être conjugation in the passé composé
  • how être conjugation in the passé composé Anki files can be downloaded.

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.

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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.

Test Your Knowledge on Être Conjugation in the Passé Composé

It’s not enough just to read the article on this subject.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

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

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

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

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want. There’s no limit to it!

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.]
 

Anki File for Être Conjugation in the Passé Composé

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A2 you can practice every French A2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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