In this French grammar lesson we will learn about dire conjugation in the imparfait.
Dire which means “to say” is an irregular verb, and an important verb in the French language. Therefore it warrants its own lesson.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how dire is conjugated in French
- how dire is pronounced in French
- how dire is used in sentences in French
- how to quiz yourself on dire conjugation in the imparfait
- how to practice with flashcards on dire 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 dire fits in French A2 grammar.
By the end of the lesson you will know all about dire conjugation in the imparfait!
Table of Contents
Dire Conjugation in the Imparfait
Pronunciation of Dire Conjugations
In this section on dire conjugation in the imparfait we will focus on pronunciation.
There is 1 important rule to take into account when we want to pronounce a dire conjugation in the imparfait.
- The je, tu, il/elle/on, and ils/elles form all have the same pronunciation. It is just the disai part that gets pronounced.
All these VERBS have the same exact pronunciation.
Example Sentences with Dire Conjugations
The final section of this lesson on dire conjugation in the imparfait is about seeing dire in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of dire conjugation in the imparfait through examples.
Je disais la vérité.
I told the truth.
Personne ne croyait ce que tu disais.
Nobody believed what you said.
Il disait ce qu’il pensait.
He said what he thought.
Tu as entendu ce que nous disions ?
Did you hear what we said?
Vous disiez que je mentais.
You said I was lying.
Ils disaient qu’ils voulaient partir.
They said that they wanted to go.
Quiz Yourself on Dire 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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