USED TO / BE USED TO 

TO USED TO = AVOIR L'HABITUDE DE 

-I USED TO GO TO THE CINEMA ON WEDNESDAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG.

J'avais l'habitude d'aller au cinema le mercredi quand j'étais jeune.

DID YOU USE(D) TO GO TO THE CINEMA ?

Avais-tu l'habitude d'allais tu au cinema quand tu étais jeune 

USED TO traduit l'habitude dans le passé. Notez qu'en Français on utiliserait aussi l'imparfait tout simplement ex : 

Allais tu au cinéma quand tu étais petit ? 

 

 TO BE USED TO = ÊTRE HABITUÉ À ( toujours suivi d' ING)

I  AM USED TO DOING IT

J'ai l'habitude de le faire 

ARE YOU USED TO PLAYING THIS GAME 

Es-tu habitué à jouer à ce jeu ?

 

 

 

Conversation 1

Man: Do you play sports?
Woman: I used to play sports in high school.
Man: Yeah, I used to play too.
Woman: Why did you stop?
Man: No time I guess.
Woman: Yeah, I used to have so much free time.
Man: Me too! I miss those days.

Conversation 2

Man: Do you speak French?
Woman: I speak it a little. I used to use it all the time, but not anymore.
Man: Really, why is that?
Woman: Well, I used to work for a French company, and then I changed jobs.
Man: Oh, really. I didn’t know that.
Woman: Yeah, it was a lot of ftun.

Conversation 3

Man: Are you coming to the party?
Woman: No, I have to work.
Man: Work! What happened? You used to never miss a party!
Woman: True, but I also didn’t use to have a stressful job.
Man: True, you used to be poor -- but you were fun!
Woman: Yep! I used to be fun! (Sigh!)

Conversation 4

Man: Hey, you used to have a Spanish coworker, right?
Woman: Yeah, Maria, but she moved.
Man: Really! that’s too bad.
Woman: Yeah, I really miss working with her.
Man: Yeah, I liked her. She used to always make me laugh.
Woman: I know. We used to have such fun together.