Passé simple

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Definition

le passé simple : the simple past tense (grammar) nom masculin

The French passé simple is used only in writing, to refer to completed events in the past: "He sang, they spoke", etc. For example: il chanta, elles parlèrent, etc.

Examples

  • "J’ai peur du passé, du présent, du futur, du passé simple et du plus-que-parfait du subjonctif."

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