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"Je suis resté."

Translation:I stayed.

January 1, 2014



Just in case anyone's wondering:

  • I am rested <> Je suis reposé
  • I rested <> Je me suis reposé
January 15, 2015


Is "j'ai reste" the same?

December 3, 2015


No. There are a series of action verbs which require ÊTRE instead of AVOIR for passé composé. They form an acronym MRS. VANDERTRAMP, or something along those lines, to remember which verbs those are. They include mourir, rester, tomber, aller, and some others. I'm sorry that I don't remember them all. If anyone wants to correct me or add more of these verbs, feel free to do so.

June 12, 2017


Monter -- monté (went up)

Retourner -- retourné (returned)

Sortir -- sorti (went out)

Venir -- venu (came)

Arriver -- arrivé (arrived)

Naître -- né (was born)

Descendre -- descendu (went down)

Entrer -- entré (entered)

Rester -- resté (stayed)

Tomber -- tombé (fell)

Rentrer -- rentré (went back in)

Aller -- allé (went)

Mourir -- mort (died)

Partir -- parti (left)

June 16, 2017

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I didn't try it, but would DL accept "I remained"?

January 1, 2014


Tried it, they do.

February 21, 2014


I thought resté was one with gender specified so female would be restée

March 22, 2016


Peut-on dire "J'y suis reste' " ?

October 28, 2014


Here "y" would imply that you're talking about a specific place already mentioned, and would translate to: "I stayed there".

January 16, 2015


I waited?

June 22, 2015

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J'ai attendu.

December 2, 2017


Why is there "Je suis" instead of Je reste

June 7, 2016


Because 'rester' is an être verb. Take a look here: http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/etreverbs.htm

June 25, 2016


Because 'je reste' is 'I am resting', the present tense. The verb form used here is 'resté', which is the past participle, the equivalent of saying in English 'I have stayed'. The article 'to have' acts as an auxiliary to the participle, as it very often does in French. However, in the case of a few exceptions, the auxiliary is not 'avoir', but 'être', and 'rester' is one of these exceptions. Therfore:

Je reste - I am staying Je suis resté - I stayed


June 5, 2017


I remained?

May 13, 2018


Please read the earlier comments, someone said that they tried it and it was accepted as correct.

June 15, 2018


As a listening excercise restée was accepted for me as well. I guess that means resté and restée must have the same pronunciation.

February 19, 2019
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