In this French grammar lesson, you will learn about the être passé simple conjugation.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how être is conjugated in French
- how être is pronounced in French
- how être is used in sentences in French
- how you can quiz yourself on the être passé simple conjugation
- how to practice with flashcards on être passé simple conjugation
- how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French
Please refer to the French C1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French C1.
By the end of the lesson you will know all about être (to be)!
Table of Contents
Être Passé Simple Conjugation Table
Example Sentences with Être Passé Simple Conjugations
The final section of this lesson on the être passé simple conjugation is about seeing the verb in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on the être passé simple conjugation through examples.
Je fus accusée de meurtre.
I was accused of murder.
Tu fus mon ami.
You were my friend.
Il fut mon premier petit ami.
He was my first boyfriend.
Nous fûmes surpris par son comportement.
We were surprised by his behaviour.
Vous fûtes un bon professeur.
You were a good teacher.
Ils furent mis en prison.
They were put in prison.
Quiz Yourself on the Être Passé Simple Conjugation
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.
Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.
You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!
How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson
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- The Flashcards in our Courses
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