Sentence examples of "étais" in French

Tu étais prédisposé à cuisiner. You were seen to cook.
Vu que tu n'es pas surpris, je pense que tu étais au courant. Seeing that you're not surprised, I think you must have known.
Dis-moi où tu étais. Tell me where you've been.
Si j'avais su que tu étais là je serais venu tout de suite. If I had known that were you here, I would have come at once.
Tu étais chez toi hier ? Were you at home yesterday?
Si j'avais su que tu étais malade, je t'aurais rendu visite à l’hôpital. If I had known that you were sick, I would have visited you at the hospital.
Je pensais que tu étais mort. I thought you were dead.
As-tu déjà tellement voulu quelque chose que tu étais prêt à faire n'importe quoi pour l'obtenir ? Have you ever wanted something so much that you'd do anything to get it?
Je sais avec qui tu étais. I know who you were with.
Je n'y étais même pas. I wasn't even there.
Tu étais en retard au travail. You were late for work.
Je pensais que tu étais mon ami. I thought you were my friend.
Je pensais que tu étais mon amie. I thought you were my friend.
Est-ce que tu étais occupé hier ? Were you busy yesterday?
"Si, j'y étais", répondit cet étudiant. "Yes, I was," said the student.
Si tu étais ma femme, je me pendrais. If you were my wife, I'd hang myself.
Tu étais en retard, n'est-ce pas ? You were late, weren't you?
J'ignorais que tu étais un tel branleur. I didn't know you were such a wanker.
J'ignorais que tu étais une telle branleuse. I didn't know you were such a wanker.
Tu parles comme si tu étais le chef. You talk as if you were the boss.
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