Include the translations of the imparfait as well as of the present tense in Examples

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Include the translations of the imparfait as well as of the present tense in Examples

As per Danilo's comment previously, (~11 months ago) it would be helpful with the examples for parler/finir/faire/prendre to have both the translation for the present tense form (as currently is included) and also for the imparfait form associated. I had to do a double take on this too - the lesson is on imparfait, and I expected consolidation of the meaning of those conjugations in the section. Relatively minor but useful, I think.

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Maarten, 

Speaking as a teacher, I think the reason why the translations of the imparfait are not included is that potentially there could be several translations -

parler ---> je parlais I used to speak, I was speaking, I would speak ( habitually)

and the same for finir, faire, and prendre.

This would generate another level of difficulty for many learners and would confuse many. We would then have other questions saying why did you choose this translation and not that one?

The point of the lesson is the formation of the imparfait simply and its conjugations.

I hope this helps!

Include the translations of the imparfait as well as of the present tense in Examples

As per Danilo's comment previously, (~11 months ago) it would be helpful with the examples for parler/finir/faire/prendre to have both the translation for the present tense form (as currently is included) and also for the imparfait form associated. I had to do a double take on this too - the lesson is on imparfait, and I expected consolidation of the meaning of those conjugations in the section. Relatively minor but useful, I think.

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