Devoir Conjugation in the Passé Composé

devoir conjugation in the passé composé

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

Devoir means “to have to/must” and is a irregular verb.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how devoir in the passé composé is conjugated in French,
  • how devoir in the passé composé is used in French,
  • how devoir in the passé composé is pronounced in French,
  • how devoir in the passé composé is used in sentences in French,
  • how you can immediately test your knowledge on devoir conjugation in the passé composé
  • how devoir conjugation in the passé composé 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 passé composé.

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Devoir Conjugation in the Passé Composé

j’ai
tuas
il/elle/ona
nousavons
vousavez
ils/ellesont

Usage of Devoir in the Passé Composé

This section on devoir conjugation in the passé composé will show you what devoir means in the passé composé.

There are 2 general usages for devoir in the passé composé.

  1. Had to (do)

J’ai dû voir Jacques.

I had to see Jacques.

  1. Must have (done)

Tu as dû les perdre.

You must have lost them.

Pronunciation of Devoir Conjugations

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

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

  1. The particip passé is pronounced in the same way for all the verbs. The last letter that you will hear is the u.

J’ai dû

Tu as

Il a

Nous avons

Vous avez

Ils ont

As you can see particip passé has the same pronunciation in every phrase.

Example Sentences with Devoir Conjugation in the Passé Composé

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

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

J’ai dû voir Jacques.

I had to see Jacques.

Tu as dû les perdre.

You must have lost them.

Elle a dû être malade.

She must have been sick.

Nous avons dû réagir rapidement.

We had to react quickly.

Vous avez dû avoir une journée très difficile.

You must have had a very hard day.

Ils ont dû annuler le match à cause de la pluie.

They had to cancel the match because of the rain.

Test Your Knowledge on Devoir Conjugation in the Passé Composé

It’s not enough just to read the article on this subject.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

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

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

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

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want. There’s no limit to it!

Question 1Vous dû avoir une journée très difficile. [You must have had a very hard day.]
 
Question 2 ont dû annuler le match à cause de la pluie. [They had to cancel the match because of the rain.]
 
Question 3

J’ai voir Jacques. [I had to see Jacques.]

 
Question 4

as dû les perdre. [You must have lost them.]

 
Question 5

Elle dû être malade. [She must have been sick.]

Question 6

Nous avons réagir rapidement. [We had to react quickly.]

 

Anki File for Devoir Conjugation in the Passé Composé

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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