In my last post, I was concerned about the use of t’ before a. Should it not be s’?

JohnC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

In my last post, I was concerned about the use of t’ before a. Should it not be s’?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi John,

it is "l'année... a beaucoup plu à toi", so the 'te' is used.

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi John,

I can understand your confusion. It comes from the fact that two verbs have the same participle:

pleuvoir -- plu: to rain
plaire (à quelqu'un) -- plu: to please

"Cela m'a plu" doesnt mean "that has me rained" but rather "I liked that." (Literally: that pleased me).

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour John !

This is quite a complex sentence :)

L’année où tu as vécu en France t’a beaucoup plu."

Here, as Chris said, it's the verb plaire in Le Passé Composé.

Literally, the structure is as follows:
"The year [...] you pleased a lot" -> the year [when you lived in France] pleased you a lot.

Here's a link to our lesson explaining how to use plaire:
https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/how-to-use-plaire-to-express-liking-something-someone

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

JohnC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
I can't work out what this means in English.  The year ... rained a lot for you?  Surely not.  How would you translate this, please?
JohnC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
That’s brilliant. Thanks. 

In my last post, I was concerned about the use of t’ before a. Should it not be s’?

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