Introduction to the verb brancher
The English translation of the French verb brancher is “to plug in” or “to connect”. It is pronounced “brahn-shay”.
The word brancher comes from the noun branche, meaning “branch” or “limb”. The verb brancher is most often used in everyday French to talk about plugging in electronic or electrical devices, but it can also be used in a figurative sense to mean “to connect” or “to engage”.
In the Plus-que-parfait tense, brancher is conjugated as “j’avais branché” for the first person singular, “tu avais branché” for the second person singular, “il/elle avait branché” for the third person singular, “nous avions branché” for the first person plural, “vous aviez branché” for the second person plural, and “ils/elles avaient branché” for the third person plural.
Here are three simple examples of brancher in the Plus-que-parfait tense, with their English translations:
- J’avais branché mon ordinateur avant de partir. (I had plugged in my computer before leaving.)
- Tu avais branché la télévision, mais tu n’avais pas mis le son. (You had connected the television, but you hadn’t turned on the sound.)
- Nous avions branché les enceintes pour écouter de la musique. (We had plugged in the speakers to listen to music.)
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of brancher
|J’avais branché l’ordinateur.
|I had plugged in the computer.
|tu avais branché
|Tu avais branché le téléphone.
|You had plugged in the phone.
|il avait branché
|Il avait branché la lampe.
|He had plugged in the lamp.
|elle avait branché
|Elle avait branché la télévision.
|She had plugged in the television.
|on avait branché
|On avait branché le lecteur DVD.
|One had plugged in the DVD player.
|nous avions branché
|Nous avions branché l’imprimante.
|We had plugged in the printer.
|vous aviez branché
|Vous aviez branché le câble.
|You had plugged in the cable.
|ils avaient branché
|Ils avaient branché la console de jeux.
|They had plugged in the game console.
|elles avaient branché
|Elles avaient branché la radio.
|They had plugged in the radio.
Other Conjugations for Brancher.
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Brancher – About the French Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense
Common everyday usage patterns
Sequencing of past events
Hypothetical or reported speech
Interactions with other tenses
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