Devoir Conjugation in the Imparfait [+6 Examples]

devoir conjugation in the imparfait

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In this French grammar lesson we will learn about devoir conjugation in the imparfait.

Devoir means “to have/to must” and is an irregular verb, and one of the most important verbs in the French language. Therefore it warrants its own lesson.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how devoir is conjugated in French,
  • how devoir is pronounced in French,
  • how devoir is used in sentences in French,
  • how devoir conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar if you are curious about how devoir fits in French A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about devoir conjugation in the imparfait!

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Devoir Conjugation in the Imparfait


Pronunciation of Devoir Conjugations

In this section on devoir conjugation in the imparfait we will focus on pronunciation.

There is 1 important rule to take into account when we want to pronounce a devoir conjugation in the imparfait.

  1. The jetuil/elle/on, and ils/elles form all have the same pronunciation. It is just the devai part that gets pronounced

Je devais

Tu devais

Il devait

Ils devaient

All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation.

Example Sentences with Devoir Conjugations

The final section of this lesson on devoir conjugation in the imparfait is about seeing devoir in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of devoir conjugation in the imparfait through examples.

Je devais choisir entre A et B.

I was supposed to choose between A and B.

Tu as fait ce que tu devais faire.

You did what you were supposed to do.

Elle devait lui parler de quelque chose.

She was supposed to discuss something with him.

Nous devions apprendre le poème par cœur.

We were supposed to learn the poem by heart.

Nous regrettons que vous deviez partir.

We regret that you had to leave.

Ils devaient trouver le meilleur candidat possible.

They were supposed to find the strongest candidate possible.

Anki File for Devoir Conjugation in the Present Tense

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A2 you can practice every French A2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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