Être Passé Simple Conjugation [+6 Examples]

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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 être passé simple conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.

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

jefus
tufus
il/elle/onfut
nousfûmes
vousfûtes
ils/ellesfurent

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

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

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.

Anki File for the Être Passé Simple Conjugation

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

By downloading the Anki File for French C1, you can practice every French C1 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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