In my last post, I was concerned about the use of t’ before a. Should it not be s’?

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John

Kwiziq community member

16 May 2018

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In my last post, I was concerned about the use of t’ before a. Should it not be s’?

This relates to:
Où = where AND when (relative pronouns) -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

17 May 2018

17/05/18

Hi John,


it is "l'année... a beaucoup plu à toi", so the 'te' is used.


Hope this helps!

John

Kwiziq community member

17 May 2018

17/05/18

I can't work out what this means in English.  The year ... rained a lot for you?  Surely not.  How would you translate this, please?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

17 May 2018

17/05/18

Hi John,


I can understand your confusion. It comes from the fact that two verbs have the same participle:


pleuvoir -- plu: to rain
plaire (à quelqu'un) -- plu: to please


"Cela m'a plu" doesnt mean "that has me rained" but rather "I liked that." (Literally: that pleased me).


-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

17 May 2018

17/05/18

Bonjour John !


This is quite a complex sentence :)


L’année où tu as vécu en France t’a beaucoup plu."


Here, as Chris said, it's the verb plaire in Le Passé Composé.


Literally, the structure is as follows:
"The year [...] you pleased a lot" -> the year [when you lived in France] pleased you a lot.


Here's a link to our lesson explaining how to use plaire:
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-to-use-plaire-to-express-liking-something-someone


I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

John

Kwiziq community member

17 May 2018

17/05/18

That’s brilliant. Thanks. 

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