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

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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 Frenc
  • how you can quiz yourself on the dire plus-que-parfait conjugation
  • how to practice with flashcards on dire plus-que-parfait conjugation
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French

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

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.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

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