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"The girl had died here."

February 10, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/shimself

était morte means she was dead, not she died which is avait meurt, that's what i think anyway

February 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/patlaf

Mourir is a special. The auxiliary verb used with its past participle (mort) is "être". So "Je suis mort" means "I have died" even though it looks like "I am dead".

So for the plus-que-parfait you would say "J'étais mort" for "I had died".

Here is a list of some other verbs like this: http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/etreverbs.htm

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/shimself

"I had died" is a phrase I never expect to hear !
Thanks

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

"Je suis mort" means both "I have died" and "I am dead". Same thing for 'tu/il/nous/vous/ils', despite it's quite science fiction for some of 'je/tu/il/nous/vous/ils', it means both.

August 26, 2013
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