Devoir Conjugation in the Imparfait [+6 Examples & Quiz]

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”/”to must” and is an irregular verb.

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 to quiz yourself on devoir conjugation in the imparfait
  • how to practice with flashcards on devoir conjugation in the imparfait
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

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.

Quiz Yourself on Devoir Conjugation in the Imparfait

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

It is up to you to give the correct answer.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson

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