This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in French. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at French Classes.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, French, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|I saw you||Je t'ai vu|
|I wrote with a pen||J'ai écrit avec un stylo|
|You loved apples||Vous avez adoré les pommes|
|You gave money||Vous avez donné de l'argent|
|You played tennis||Vous avez joué au tennis|
|He read (past tense) a book||Il a lu un livre|
|He understood me||Il m'a compris|
|She had a cat||Elle avait un chat|
|She knew my friend||Elle connaissait mon ami(e)|
|We wanted to learn||Nous avons voulu apprendre|
|We thought Spanish is easy||Nous avons pensé que l'espagnol était facile|
|You (plural) worked here||Vous avez travaillé ici|
|You (plural) spoke French||Vous avez parlé français|
|They drove a car||Ils ont conduit une voiture|
|They smiled||Ils ont souri|
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Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our French Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Black is his favorite color||Le noir est sa couleur préférée|
|I have black hair||J'ai les cheveux noirs|
|Red is not his favorite color||Le rouge n'est pas sa couleur préférée|
|She drives a yellow car||Elle conduìt une voiture jaune|
|The sky is blue||Le ciel est bleu|
|Your cat is white||Votre chat est blanc|
|I enjoyed myself very much||Je me suis amusé(e) beaucoup|
|I agree with you||Je suis d'accord avec vous|
|Are you sure?||Vous êtes sûr(e)?|
|Be careful!||Faîtes attention!|
|Would you like to go for a walk?||Vous voulez faire une promenade?|
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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in French about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.