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Jo tell me what'd you do yesterday? Girl what did I do yesterday? I went running, I went to the gym I went shopping, I clipped my toenails, I made a smoothie I ate some cereal , I went to the gym again, I lay down I took a nap Then I woke up, I read crush magazine And then I freakin waxed my mustache and then i went on instagram the I tagged myself in some pictures then I stalked my own instagram Then I stalked YOUR instagram, then I stalked everybodys' instagram I drank some coffee, I made some more coffee, then i made a sandwich And then I made a sandwich and then I got a sandwich at the bodega And then I got into an argument at the bodega, with the sandwich guy And then, and then, I ended my day And that's it Here is the passĂ© composĂ© -- So maybe you're studying french and you've reached the PassĂ© ComposĂ©, which probably stresses you out But this is like, the passĂ© composĂ© you're gonna use that baby all the time You need it for everything, if you're describing something that happened in the past, you're gonna need the past But what is it? The PassĂ© ComposĂ© it's a past tense how I always think of it, it's a staccato action, something that you did like that example that we just had [Rewind Jo's day] Yeah you wanna know what's the PassĂ© ComposĂ© That's the PassĂ© ComposĂ© in English Ok, but we need to tell you how to do it in French And why do you need to use it in French Ok, first off, if you wanna speak a language fluently You gotta learn the past tense. And the first step to the French past tenses Is the PassĂ© ComposĂ© This is like the basic step that sounds a little complicated but we're gonna break it down The PassĂ© ComposĂ© is the -ED ending So, I opened, I closed, I learned, I managed That's the PassĂ© ComposĂ© It's an action that was completed like you're not gonna do it again It already happened And you're done with it so it's in the past And it's like a 1 time thing and it didn't continue over in the course of your time EXACTLY! Kinda like those things you did yesterday Do I need to say it again? Yes, I said it GEt it? Like I said it Like the PassĂ© ComposĂ©, you got it. It's like you can't prevent not using the PassĂ© ComposĂ© You just used it OK, but how do you form the PassĂ© ComposĂ©, Damon and Jo? The most important thing you need to know Is how do you form this Damon? Can't dance OK, the PassĂ© ComposĂ© means the composed past Basically you have 2 parts, you have AVOIR plus the Participe PassĂ© What's the Participe PassĂ©? It's the past participle, DUH! What's the past participle? We're gon' get there But for now, JO! AVOIR What do we have here, Ladies and Gentlemen? We get AVOIR which means to have And you conjugate it in the present tense As the first part of your PassĂ© ComposĂ© formation WHY? Because these auxiliary Think of like auxiliary cord. You know you wanna play some music. You need to plug your phone into the cord To the music to come out You need to plug this conjugation into your PassĂ© ComposĂ© formation to the PassĂ© ComposĂ© to happen, DAMON? HA, thanks JO OK, so now we have AVOIR we need to do the Participe PassĂ© What are the Participe PassĂ©? In English it would be like, I have SUNG SUNG is the Participe PassĂ© I have SPOKEN. SPOKEN is the Participe PassĂ© How you do it in French? It's pretty easy -ER verbs take off ER add É -IR verbs take off IR add an I -RE verbs take off RE add an U In another way you need to drop that ER, drop that IR, drop that RE Ok, Jo any ER verb I'mma go with MANGER So what do we do? We take off the ER we look at our fancy shanty chart And we add an É and voilĂ  You have the Participe PassĂ© you have your AVOIR you have your Participe PassĂ© And now you can finally say what you've been wanting to say You can say I have eaten You can say I did eat. You can say I ate How to do it? J'ai mangĂ©! PANG Take a seat Ok, so now we gotta go on with the IR verbs. Give me an IR verb Choisir You know why I like Choisir? Because I'm all about that freedom of choice especially for my independent ladies out there. So let me show you how it's done so hold on Choisir in the Infinitive - CHOISIR What you do? You're gon' drop that IR And then you're gonna look in your key chart. Get the I. Because that's the ending of IR verbs So, CHOISI is your Participe PassĂ© Vous avez choisi Because y'all chose to watch this video Don't hate it if you don't like it But we're trying to help you. So, it's gonna be Vous avez choisi, voila Y'all chose, y'all have chosen, y'all did chose Alright if it's RE verbs like: VENDRE That's why we're trying to make that money This is how you do it V-E-N-D-R-E You drop that RE Go to your fancy chart. You have "U" "U" becomes right here. So for example: JO She just sold her computer So: Elle a vendu son ordinateur Tu as vendu ton ordinateur Make that money DONE Alors, Jo qu'est-ce que tu as fait hier? FAIRE - irregular verb! BAh, j'ai fait plein de choses J'ai fini mes travails, j'ai parlĂ© avec ma mĂšre, j'ai mangĂ© du chocolat, j'ai achetĂ© un baison, j'ai fini mon travail J'ai chosi un film, j'ai regardĂ© Netflix, j'ai stalkĂ© des gens sur Instargram, j'ai ouvert cette boĂźte de chocolat, et j'ai pris le metro, j'ai Ă©crit un blog, j'ai publiĂ© une video, j'ai Ă©tudiĂ© lĂ© langues, j'ai bu de l'eau, j'ai fait du sport EUYhhhh lalalala You're getting in it you can't do that because we haven't gotten there Also we need you to know Is that AVOIR is not the only auxiliary verb Oh, excuse me there are 17 more verbs that conjugate with ĂȘtre It gets a lil' crazy but anyway. If you liked this video if you learned something from this video Si vous avez appris quelque chose Si vous avez aimĂ©, give us a LIKE And make sure to subscribe. ABONNEZ-VOUS And comment below what are you having the most difficulty with in verb conjugation for French Because we're gonna make more videos about it And that's about it, we'll see you in the next video Salut! Bye!