Dormir Conjugation in the Passé Composé

dormir conjugation in the passé composé

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In this French grammar lesson we will learn about dormir conjugation in the passe composé, as well as how the derivatives of dormir are conjugated in the passé composé

Dormir means “to sleep” and is a irregular -ir verb.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how dormir in the passé composé is conjugated in French,
  • how dormir in the passé composé is pronounced in French,
  • which derivatives dormir has in French,
  • how dormir in the passé composé is used in sentences in French,
  • how you can quiz yourself on dormir conjugation in the passé composé
  • how to practice with flashcards on dormir 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 dormir fits in French A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about dormir conjugation in the passé composé.

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Dormir Conjugation in the Passé Composé


Dormir and its Derivatives

mentirto lie
partir*to leave
repartir*to leave again
ressortir*to go out again
sentirto smell
sortir*to go out

As you can see this group of –mir/-tir verbs has a few important verbs that you should be aware of.

All of these verbs are conjugated in the same way.

You can see them in action in the example sentence chapter.

* The verbs with an asterisk are conjugated with être in the passé comoposé.

Pronunciation of Dormir Conjugations

In this section on dormir 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 dormir 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 i.

J’ai dormi

Tu as dormi

Il a dormi

Nous avons dormi

Vous avez dormi

Ils ont dormi

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

Example Sentences with Dormir Conjugation in the Passé Composé

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

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


J’ai dormi devant la télé.

I slept in front of the TV.


As-tu senti le tremblement de terre ce matin ?

Did you feel the earthquake this morning?


Il est évident qu’elle a menti.

It is obvious that she lied.


Nous avons dormi dans le même lit.

We slept in the same bed.


Vous avez menti à Jean.

You lied to Jean.


Ils n’ont pas dormi depuis quarante-huit heures.

They haven’t slept for forty-eight hours.

Quiz Yourself on Dormir Conjugation in the Passé Composé

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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