Trying to say..

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Bill

Kwiziq community member

10 October 2018

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Trying to say..

I shouldn't have eaten so much...

Je n'ai devrais pas trop mangé 

I know this is incorrect, but would like some guidance on how to correctly state this.

Thank you

This question relates to:
French lesson "Position of negation with two verbs (conjugated + infinitive)"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

10 October 2018

10/10/18

Je n'aurais pas dû trop manger. 

You need the conditionel passé because the action is already in the past. 

Chris

Kwiziq community member

10 October 2018

10/10/18

Je ne devrais pas trop manger. -- I should not eat too much. 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

10 October 2018

10/10/18

Hi Bill,

Actually the correct translation of 'I shouldn't have eaten so much' would be :

Je n'aurais pas dû autant manger 

Hope this helps!

Bill

Kwiziq community member

10 October 2018

10/10/18

Merci!

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