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

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

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how être is conjugated in French,
  • how être is pronounced in French,
  • how être is used in sentences in French,
  • how you can quiz yourself on the être plus-que-parfait conjugation
  • how être 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 être (to be)!

Table of Contents

Être Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugation Table

avoir imparfaitêtre particip passé
j’avaisété
tuavaisété
il/elle/onavaitété
nousavionsété
vousaviezété
ils/ellesavaientété

Pronunciation of Être Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations

There is 1 important rule to take into account, when you want to pronounce an être 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 été.

Tu avais été

Il avait été

Ils avaient été

Example Sentences with Être Plus-Que-Parfait Conjugations

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

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

J’avais été aimé.

I had been loved.

J’ai entendu que tu avais été malade.

I heard you had been ill.

Si seulement il avait été là.

If only he had been there.

Si seulement nous avions été un peu plus prudents !

If only we’d been a little more careful!

Vous aviez été vu.

You had been seen.

Ils ont vu que leurs efforts avaient été vains.

They saw that their efforts had been in vain.

Quiz Yourself on the Être 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 Être 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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