La matinée s'est..... Why the 's' ?

RenateB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

La matinée s'est..... Why the 's' ?

La matinée s'est bien passée. Can someone please explain the 's' in s'est following la matinée. why? Is there a lesson that explains this?
Asked 2 years ago
AndyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Hello Renate, Here the verb is "se passer", which is reflexive verb meaning to take place, or to happen, to occur. It's a bit more unclear here because not only is it in passé composé (past tense) "s'est passé" but you also have the adverb "bien" thrown into the mix too "s'est bien passé" Think of it as "the morning went really well." I don't know at what level you are with your French, but anytime you see "reflexive" in a lesson title it refers to and explains constructions like this. There's also a good introduction found under reflexive pronouns in the glossary.
AndyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
It's a little bit harder to find that glossary article that I mentioned than I thought. Here's the link: https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/my-languages/french/glossary/134
RenateB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Of course. Yes I'm familiar with reflexive verbs. I should have made the connection. Thanks.
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Renate !

You might want to have a look at our lesson on the different uses of "passer":
Passer, se passer, se passer de (different meanings of 'passer')">Passer, se passer, se passer de (different meanings of 'passer')">Passer, se passer, se passer de (different meanings of 'passer')">Passer, se passer, se passer de (different meanings of 'passer')

Passe une bonne journée !

La matinée s'est..... Why the 's' ?

La matinée s'est bien passée. Can someone please explain the 's' in s'est following la matinée. why? Is there a lesson that explains this?

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