What is passe compose used for in French?
The passé composé (French pronunciation: [paˈse kɔ̃poˈze], compound past) is the most used past tense in the modern French language. It is used to express an action that has been finished completely or incompletely at the time of speech, or at some (possibly unknown) time in the past.
What is Imparfait in French?
The Imparfait. The imperfect ( l’imparfait) expresses or describes continued, repeated, habitual actions or incomplete actions, situations, or events in the past. The imperfect describes what was going on at an indefinite time in the past or what used to happen.
What is the equivalent of Imparfait in English?
It expresses actions which were happening, repeated, or habits in the past. The imparfait is (more or less) equivalent to the English past continuous, though sometimes it’s better translated by the simple past.