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    - Qu'est-ce que tu AS fais pendant le week-end?
    - Je suis allée chez mon oncle.

    Qu'est-ce que tu fais pendant le week-end?
    = What do you do in the weekend? (generally)
    Qu'est-ce que tu AS fais pendant le week-end? = What did you do in the weekend? (last weekend)

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    Ahah. Lets just say alhamdulah you guys dont know me otherwise I would be too embarrased to show my face again

    Je suis allee chez mon uncle
    Je suis = I am?
    allee = gone?
    chez = house?

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    LOL Qu'est-ce que tu fais pendant le week-end?=what do u do during the weekend?

    I went to my uncles house...=(to tell the truth, we have not learned simple past yet...i just know present perfect so if u want To say this sentence using present perfect it would be :je suis allée a la maison de mon'oncle
    i'm not sure if it's right...plz someone help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faayzaah' View Post
    - Qu'est-ce que tu AS fais pendant le week-end?
    - Je suis allée chez mon oncle.

    Qu'est-ce que tu fais pendant le week-end?
    = What do you do in the weekend? (generally)
    Qu'est-ce que tu AS fais pendant le week-end? = What did you do in the weekend? (last weekend)
    i got it now...it should be "che mon oncle'merci dear

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    Why is it called perfect by the way? present perfect?

    And can you give me a literall translation of each word s'il vous plait?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VivaPalestina View Post
    Why is it called perfect by the way? present perfect?

    And can you give me a literall translation of each word s'il vous plait?
    je ne sai pas exactement et moi aussi confused somehow
    je suis alle chez mon oncle=i've gone to my uncle's house

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    Perfect? You mean past perfect or present perfect? There are both lol

    you can't translate anything literally in French; just doesn't work that way! But let's see...

    Chez - at one's home
    oncle - uncle
    form of avoir + past participle - the passé composé, the past tense most commonly used in French.
    Form of être + past participle - the other form of PC... The verb être is used for the "house verbs" and reflexives... You'll learn this later.
    Minä olen horjunut, epäilen enemmän kuin ennen
    Mutta halusit ihmisen, sen viat, sen heikkouden

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    the word"chez" means home or house
    che moi=my home/chez lui=his home.../chez nous=our home

    je vais che moi=i go to my house

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    *The brain you are currently trying to contact has momentarily expired, please try later*

    Okay, thanks ma puces, but what is allee??

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    in my french course our teacher said that form of avoir + past participle - the passé composé, is the same as peresent perfect in english...isn't it?if it's not i'm gonna kill her

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    Je suis allée = I went
    chez mon oncle = to my uncle's house


    The French construction is totally different from the English one here, sorry Noor I can't give you a perfect equivalent. Anyway, here are a few examples that will help you understand maybe (and learn some vocabulary! )...


    Je suis allée = I went...
    Je suis allée à l'université. (to Uni)
    Je suis allée au cinéma. (to the cinema)
    Je suis allée au parc. (to the park)
    Je suis allée en Angleterre. (to England)
    Je suis allée à Londres. (to London)


    Chez mon oncle = to my uncle's house

    Chez ma tante = to my aunt's house
    Chez mes parents = to my parents' house
    Chez mes amis = to my friends' house
    Chez elle = to her house

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivapalestina View Post
    *the brain you are currently trying to contact has momentarily expired, please try later*
    lol:d:d:d

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    Passe compose that's what I'm learning ...Now I remember why I hated French when I was in elementary school .....

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    Thank you hbiba!! It makes a bit more sense now

    But can someone please tell me what present perfect in english is?? The last bit of fancy grammar vocab we were taught was 'suffix and prefix'

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    LOL
    French is really challenging that's why i like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by VivaPalestina View Post
    Thank you hbiba!! It makes a bit more sense now

    But can someone please tell me what present perfect in english is?? The last bit of fancy grammar vocab we were taught was 'suffix and prefix'
    hahaha what do u call :subject+have/has+PP??we call it here present perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinky_girl View Post
    LOL
    French is really challenging that's why i like it
    I dont even know why I want to learn french, its just a yearning I've had since forever <3<3

    Heyyyy azizam some guy stopped me in the street today and was like, 'where do you come from?' but then he was upset when I said palestine, he was like, 'oh I'm from Iran, you look iranian so I thought you were iranian too' lool

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    BY the way...what does" Tu te rends compte" mean???????????does anybody know??

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    Quote Originally Posted by VivaPalestina View Post
    I dont even know why I want to learn french, its just a yearning I've had since forever <3<3

    Heyyyy azizam some guy stopped me in the street today and was like, 'where do you come from?' but then he was upset when I said palestine, he was like, 'oh I'm from Iran, you look iranian so I thought you were iranian too' lool
    Really????????????how interesting...LOL

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    Tu te rends compte?! = Do you realize?!

    To be said when something incredible is happening, or has happened

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