étaient

Translation
were, (they) were, used to be
Conjugation of être
Ils
they
étaient
étaientretournés
had returned
used to be
(they) were
was
retournés
étaientretournés
had returned
returned
go back
went back
dans
to
on
from
leur
their
to them
them
pays
country
land
home
.
They had returned to their country.
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Les
the
them
your
cinq
five
fifth
vieux
old
old person
old people (pl)
hommes
men
s'
himself
itself
each other
étaient
(they) were
used to be
was
assis
sat
sat down
there
here
.
The five old men had sat there.
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Quand
when
whenever
mes
my
grands
grands-parents
grandparents
great
big
tall
-
parents
grands-parents
grandparents
parents
étaient
(they) were
were
used to be
jeunes
young
young persons
little
,
ils
they
faisaient
(they) used to do
(they) used to prepare
(they) used to shape
beaucoup
beaucoupde
a lot of
plenty
a lot
many
really
de
beaucoupde
a lot of
plenty
to
of
out of
sport
exercise
sport
sports
.
When my grandparents were young, they used to exercise a lot.
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