Sentence examples of "étaient" in French

Ils étaient tous en uniforme. They were all dressed in uniforms.
Tous les gens qui étaient là sont partis. All the people who were here have left.
Les cerisiers étaient en fleur. The cherry trees were in flower.
Tous les enfants étaient couchés avant qu'il fasse nuit. All of the children had gone to bed before it got dark.
Ses désirs étaient des ordres. His request was equivalent to an order.
Ils étaient vraiment fatigués après avoir travaillé toute la journée. They were pretty tired after having worked all day.
Tous sauf un étaient présents. All but one were present.
Lorsque je me suis réveillé, tous les autres passagers étaient descendus. When I woke up, all other passengers had gotten off.
Tous leurs efforts étaient vains. All their efforts were in vain.
Les campeurs étaient à court d'eau parce que leur puits s'était asséché. The campers were hard up for water because their well had run dry.
Les rideaux étaient grands ouverts. The curtains were all open.
Ils frappèrent à la porte et dirent qu'ils étaient venus pour l'arrêter. They knocked on the door and said they had come to arrest him.
Elles étaient satisfaites du résultat. They were satisfied with the result.
Les routes étaient recouvertes de boue du fait qu'il avait plu durant la nuit. The roads were very muddy since it had rained during the night.
Toutes les chaises étaient occupées. Every seat was full.
Bien des choses que Pizarre avait entendues au sujet du trésor des Incas étaient vraies. Many of the things Pizzaro had heard about the Inca treasure were true.
Vos questions étaient trop directes. Your questions were too direct.
Ils auraient obtenu un meilleur taux de change s'ils étaient allés à la banque. They would have got a better exchange rate if they had gone to a bank.
Les hivers étaient très rudes. The winters were bitterly cold.
Les questions dans l'examen d'hier étaient beaucoup plus faciles que je ne l'avais prévu. The questions in yesterday's examination were far easier than I had expected.
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