Dire Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation [+6 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn about the dire plus-que-parfait conjugation.

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 you can quiz yourself on the dire plus-que-parfait conjugation
  • how dire plus-que-parfait conjugation Anki files can be downloaded.

Please refer to the French B2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B2.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about dire (to say)!

Table of Contents

Dire Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation Table

avoir imparfaitdevoir particip passé
j’avaisdit
tuavaisdit
il/elle/onavaitdit
nousavionsdit
vousaviezdit
ils/ellesavaientdit

Pronunciation of Dire Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations

There is 1 important rule to take into account, when you want to pronounce a dire plus-que-parfait conjugation.

  1. The je, tu, il/elle/on and ils/elles form have the same pronunciation of the verb and the particip passé.

J’avais dit

Tu avais dit

Il avait dit

Ils avaient dit

Example Sentences with Dire Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations

The final section of this lesson on the dire plus-que-parfait conjugation is about seeing the verb in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on the dire plus-que-parfait conjugation through examples.

Il était évident qu’il ne comprenait pas ce que j’avais dit.

It was apparent that he did not understand what I had said.

Tu avais dit que je pouvais leur parler.

You had said I could talk to them.

J’ai oublié qui avait dit ça.

I forgot who had said that.

Il a fait ce que nous lui avions dit de faire.

He did what we had told him to do.

Je croyais que vous aviez dit que vous n’étiez pas intéressé.

I thought you had said you weren’t interested.

Je n’ai pas fait ce qu’ils m’avaient dit de faire.

I didn’t do what they had told me to do.

Quiz Yourself on the Dire Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

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.

Anki File for the Dire Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation

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 B2, you can practice every French B2 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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