Introduction to the verb brifer
The English translation of the French verb brifer is “to bribe.” It is pronounced “bree-fay.”
The origin of the word brifer can be traced back to the Latin verb “bribeo,” which also means to bribe. It entered the French language in the 15th century.
In everyday French, brifer is most often used in the Plus-que-parfait tense, which is the past perfect tense in English. This tense is used to express an action that was completed before another action in the past.
J’avais brifé le policier pour qu’il me laisse passer. (I had bribed the policeman so he would let me pass.)
Tu avais brifé le juge pour qu’il te rende un verdict favorable. (You had bribed the judge so he would give you a favorable verdict.)
Ils avaient brifé le témoin pour qu’il témoigne en leur faveur. (They had bribed the witness so he would testify in their favor.)
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of brifer
|J’avais briéfé avant de partir.
|I had briefed before leaving.
|tu avais briéf
|Tu avais briéfé le dossier.
|You had briefed the file.
|il avait briéf
|Il avait briéfé l’équipe.
|He had briefed the team.
|elle avait briéf
|Elle avait briéfé le personnel.
|She had briefed the staff.
|on avait briéf
|On avait briéfé les employés.
|One had briefed the employees.
|nous avions briéf
|Nous avions briéfé le projet.
|We had briefed the project.
|vous aviez briéf
|Vous aviez briéfé les clients.
|You had briefed the clients.
|ils avaient briéf
|Ils avaient briéfé l’équipe.
|They had briefed the team.
|elles avaient briéf
|Elles avaient briéfé les journalistes.
|They had briefed the journalists.
Other Conjugations for Brifer.
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Brifer – 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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