Use of the L’Imparfat

Use of the L’Imparfat

L’imparfait - what a minefield ! It’s not a question, but i’ve found that when it’s used to express habits or repeated actions more sense is made in the English when ‘would’ is used over ‘used to’ - which indeed you’ve noted in your lesson. This has helped me understand its use in French.

So a sentence like “Je lisais tous les jours” could be translated as “I would / used to read every day”

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CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Anita,

It is included as a note in the lesson...

Often when you would use some constructions such as you mention in English, it does indeed point to the imparfait in French.

Use of the L’Imparfat

L’imparfait - what a minefield ! It’s not a question, but i’ve found that when it’s used to express habits or repeated actions more sense is made in the English when ‘would’ is used over ‘used to’ - which indeed you’ve noted in your lesson. This has helped me understand its use in French.

So a sentence like “Je lisais tous les jours” could be translated as “I would / used to read every day”

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