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In this week’s lesson we look at two verbs which take ‘être’ as their auxiliary verb in the perfect tense, instead of ‘avoir.’ 

Please note that lesson 16 of Season 2 was originally known as lesson 56 of Coffee Break French. We have renumbered the lessons of each season as lessons 1-40 to make things more simple for our listeners.

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    4 replies to "Season 2 – Lesson 16 – Coffee Break French"

    • Jane

      Have just started these lessons after many years of trying to learn French on my own/ in evening classes etc. These are brilliant – so well structured and easy to understand.

      At last I think I can learn French! Thank you!

      • John

        I can’t agree more Jane. I think that this service is a unique in these days of squeezing the dollar out of people. Marc and his team have done a service to the world and put money second. For those of us who can’t afford to pay to learn French, it is a Godsend and a work of charity because it is helping people to open up channels of communication, and one of the fruits of exchanging communication is exchanging love.

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        And my little thanks for adding to my confidence to progress in my French and to speak the language more confidently as well.

    • joja

      Yes I agree with Jane and John.

      Coffee break french has been really helpful to me in learning french more, in easier way.

      Thank you very much Marc, Anna and the radiolingua team! You don’t know how much help you’re doing for learners like me. I hope you continue to be a blessing to people. I absolutely salute you for your excellent sharing of knowledge to others.

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    • Jane Skinner

      Lesson 55 – is the perfect tense the same as the past tense? If so can you say j’ai compris – I understood -or must you always translate as “I have…” done whatever?

      And I agree with previous comments – am so enjoying these lessons and have been teaching my French teacher (from Paris) your tricks such as BAGS for adjectives before the noun!!

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