In this French grammar lesson we will learn about dire conjugation in the passe composé.
Dire means “to say” and is an irregular -re verb.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- how dire in the passé composé is conjugated in French,
- how dire in the passé composé is pronounced in French,
- how dire in the passé composé is used in sentences in French,
- how you can quiz yourself on dire conjugation in the passé composé
- how to practice with flashcards for dire conjugation in the passé composé
- 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 passé composé.
Table of Contents
Dire Conjugation in the Passé Composé
Pronunciation of Dire Conjugations
In this section on dire 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 dire conjugation in the passé composé.
- The particip passé is pronounced in the same way for all the verbs. The t is not pronounced. The last sound that you hear is the i sound.
Tu as dit
Il a dit
Nous avons dit
Vous avez dit
Ils ont dit
As you can see particip passé has the same pronunciation in every phrase.
Example Sentences with Dire Conjugation in the Passé Composé
The final section of this lesson on dire conjugation in the passé composé is about seeing dire in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of dire conjugation in the passé composé through examples.
Tout ce que j’ai dit était vrai.
Everything I said was true.
Tu as dit que vous étiez heureux.
You said you were happy.
Elle a dit qu’elle se lève à six heures tous les matins.
She said that she gets up at six every morning.
Nous n’avons rien dit.
We didn’t say anything.
Vous avez dit quatorze ou quarante ?
Did you say fourteen or forty?
Elles m’ont dit qu’elles ont trouvé quelque chose.
They told me that they found something.
Quiz Yourself on Dire Conjugation in the Passé Composé
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You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.
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Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.
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