Introduction to the verb brusquer
The English translation of the French verb brusquer is “to rush” or “to be abrupt.” The infinitive form of brusquer is pronounced “broo-skay.”
The language origin of brusquer comes from the Old Italian word “bruscare” meaning “to char” or “to roast.” It entered the French language in the 16th century and has since evolved to its current meaning of being sudden or hasty.
In everyday French, brusquer is most often used in the Plus-que-parfait tense, which expresses an action that took place before another action in the past. It is formed by using the imperfect tense of the auxiliary verb “avoir” or “être,” followed by the past participle of brusquer.
- J’avais brusqué mon frère avant qu’il ne parte. (I had rushed my brother before he left.)
- Tu étais brusqué par le vent quand tu as ouvert la porte. (You were rushed by the wind when you opened the door.)
- Elle avait brusqué sa mère pour aller à l’école. (She had rushed her mother to go to school.)
- I had rushed my brother before he left.
- You were rushed by the wind when you opened the door.
- She had rushed her mother to go to school.
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of brusquer
|J’avais brusqué mon voisin.
|I had rushed my neighbor.
|tu avais brusqué
|Tu avais brusqué ton ami.
|You had pushed your friend.
|il avait brusqué
|Il avait brusqué son collègue.
|He had hurried his colleague.
|elle avait brusqué
|Elle avait brusqué sa sœur.
|She had pushed her sister.
|on avait brusqué
|On avait brusqué le serveur.
|One had rushed the waiter.
|nous avions brusqué
|Nous avions brusqué le gardien.
|We had rushed the guard.
|vous aviez brusqué
|Vous aviez brusqué le chauffeur.
|You had hurried the driver.
|ils avaient brusqué
|Ils avaient brusqué les touristes.
|They had pushed the tourists.
|elles avaient brusqué
|Elles avaient brusqué la foule.
|They had pushed the crowd.
Other Conjugations for Brusquer.
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Brusquer – 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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