Introduction to the verb cadancher
The English translation of the French verb cadancher is “to lean, to slant, to tilt.” The infinitive form of the verb is pronounced as “ka-dahn-shay.”
The word “cadancher” is derived from the Old French word “chadancher,” which comes from the Latin word “catenarius” meaning “chain-like.” In everyday French, it is often used in the Plus-que-parfait tense, which is the equivalent of the past perfect tense in English. This tense is used to describe an action that was completed before another past action or time.
Three simple examples of using “cadancher” in the Plus-que-parfait tense are:
- J’avais cadanché ma chaise avant que tu n’arrives. (I had leaned my chair before you arrived.)
- Ils avaient cadanché leur tête en arrière quand ils ont ri. (They had tilted their heads back when they laughed.)
- Nous avions cadanché notre parapluie à cause du vent fort. (We had slanted our umbrella because of the strong wind.)
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of cadancher
|Pronoun||Conjugation||Short Example||English Translation|
|je||j’avais cadanché||J’avais cadanché la route.||I had walked the road.|
|tu||tu avais cadanché||Tu avais cadanché la distance.||You had walked the distance.|
|il||il avait cadanché||Il avait cadanché le sentier.||He had walked the path.|
|elle||elle avait cadanché||Elle avait cadanché la piste.||She had walked the trail.|
|on||on avait cadanché||On avait cadanché le chemin.||One had walked the path.|
|nous||nous avions cadanché||Nous avions cadanché la forêt.||We had walked the forest.|
|vous||vous aviez cadanché||Vous aviez cadanché la montagne.||You had walked the mountain.|
|ils||ils avaient cadanché||Ils avaient cadanché le sentier.||They had walked the path.|
|elles||elles avaient cadanché||Elles avaient cadanché la colline.||They had walked the hill.|
Other Conjugations for Cadancher.
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Cadancher – 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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