Endings for the Past Participles
Verbs of the 1st group
Verbs of the 2nd group
mostly in -i,
Verbs of the 3rd group:Several endings are used:
-it : dit, ecrit
- The past participle avair étae is equivalent to « to have been, to have gone » if the person who « has gone » has also come back:
t’es pas alae vair lez courses ?- All the past participles of intransitive verbs and some past participles of transitive verbs are invariable (e.g. étae, maodit...)
- The verb sentir (to smell, to feel) has two different past participles: sentu is used for the sense of touch (felt/touched) and senti is used for the sense of smell and in the figurative sense (smelled, felt).
- Some intransitive verbs can be used with both auxiliaries (étr and avair). Both j’ae decendu and je sei decendu can be found and have the same meaning.
- The verb chair (to fall) can be used with both auxiliaries too but with a different past participle: avair cheù or étr chait