Simple Past Tense

Temp passé simple

Introduction

Introduction

Also known as the preterite, the French simple past tense describes actions that took place in the past and were completed in the past.

It is rarely used today except in writing and formal contexts.

The more common past tenses used in spoken French are the imperfect and compound past.

Vocabulary

Vocabulaire

Play parler
to speak to talk
Play aller
to go
Play partir
to go out to leave
Play vendre
to sell

Verb Conjugations

La conjugaison des verbes

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