You said that "French has no present continuous tense" so what about "être en train de"?

You said that "French has no present continuous tense" so what about "être en train de"?

Asked 4 years ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

Well, "être en train de..." isn't a tense per se. Rather, it is a construction whose use parallels the present continuous tense in English. But simple present tense in French can also be translated as present continuous in English, depending on circumstances.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

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