tense – temps
Let's Define It!
What's a *tense*?
In the French language, we call that le temps or le temps verbal.
A tense is a grammatical trait that enables the person talking to situate his or her statement on the axis of time according to three temporal aspects: past, present and future.
- il a mangé (he has eaten/he ate)
- il mange (he is eating/he eats)
- il mangera (he will eat)
Let's Pronounce It!
What does it sound like in French?
Let's Have an Example or Two!
Can a little reinforcement do the trick?
Below, I am listing a few words including an acute accent next to those that don't.
- il a couru(he has run/he ran)
- il court (he is eating/he runs)
- il courra (he will run)