the verb sourire has an irregular spelling in l'imparfait. Can you explicate this? Thank you, Lea

Lea

Kwiziq community member

6 July 2016

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the verb sourire has an irregular spelling in l'imparfait. Can you explicate this? Thank you, Lea

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate regular verbs in L'Imparfait (imperfect tense)"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

7 July 2016

7/07/16

Bonjour Lea !

The verb "sourire" does follow the rule of that lesson:
the Présent form for "nous" is: nous sourions

So if we follow the rule, the stem for l'Imparfait will be  souri-
E.g. je souriais, tu souriais, il souriait, nous souriions, vous souriiez, ils souriaient

I hope that's helpful!

À bientôt !

William

Kwiziq community member

20 March 2017

20/03/17

Except for etre, faire and dire. In the Michel Thomas Series he said: Except for être (vous êtes) , faire (vous faites) and dire (vous dites), the "sound" of the first person singular (imperfect) always follows the "sound" of the 2nd person plural of the present tense. vous avez (j'avais), vous parlez (je parlais), vous devez (je devais), vous voulez (je voulais) etc. Go to online conjugator @ http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-french-verb-pouvoir.html and check for yourself.

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