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7 April 2016
Why is it used "c'etait" with a meaning of passé composé ? I.e. "C'etait une belle soirée " Thanks!
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The verb être does not have distinct imperfect vs passé composé meanings like many other verbs do - ça a été and c'était are both normally equivalent to "was/were."
This is also the case for avoir, which is normally just "had" in English.
In comparison, action verbs like aller do have different translations: je suis allé - I went vs j'allais - I was going.
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