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Does the phrase "il est mort" mean "he is dead" as well as "he died"?

LynnC1Kwiziq community member

Does the phrase "il est mort" mean "he is dead" as well as "he died"?

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Lynn !

Yes, and here's why:

- Il est mort = he died 
Here it's Le Passé Composé of mourir, which is one of verbs that take être as an auxiliary.

- Il est mort = he is dead
Here it's simply Le Présent of être (to be) + the adjective (derived from the past participle of mourir) mort.

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Does the phrase "il est mort" mean "he is dead" as well as "he died"?

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