Kwiziq community member
2 April 2016
In another exercise, we were supposed to translate 'I got bored' to 'Je me suis ennuyé'. Isn't that also a state of being that should use l'imparfait?
This question relates to:French lesson "Describing and expressing opinions in L'Imparfait (imperfect tense)"
Kwiziq language super star
4 April 2016
In French, you will use the same verb to express "to be bored" and "to get bored": s'ennuyer.
In the past tense you will be using either L'Imparfait or Le Passé Composé, to express slightly different nuances, as follows:- Je me suis ennuyé means "I was/got bored" at the time, but this action/state is finished, over now.
- Je m'ennuyais expresses more a state in progress, like "I was being/getting bored", or a habit, a repetitive action like "I used to be bored".
I hope that's helpful.
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