Introduction to the verb cadoter
The English translation of the French verb cadoter is “to gloat” or “to boast”. It is pronounced as “ka-doh-ter” in the infinitive form.
The verb cadoter comes from the word “cadot”, which means gift or present in French. It is most often used in everyday French in the Plus-que-parfait tense, which is the past perfect tense in English.
Here are three simple examples of how cadoter is used in the Plus-que-parfait tense:
J’avais cadoté toute la soirée de mes nouvelles chaussures. (I had been gloating all evening about my new shoes.)
Tu avais cadoté devant tes amis de ton nouveau travail. (You had been boasting in front of your friends about your new job.)
Il avait cadoté à tout le monde de son voyage en Europe. (He had been bragging to everyone about his trip to Europe.)
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of cadoter
|Pronoun||Conjugation||Short Example||English Translation|
|je||j’avais cadoté||J’avais cadoté tous les cadeaux.||I had bought all the gifts.|
|tu||tu avais cadoté||Tu avais cadoté les jouets.||You had bought the toys.|
|il||il avait cadoté||Il avait cadoté un livre.||He had bought a book.|
|elle||elle avait cadoté||Elle avait cadoté un collier.||She had bought a necklace.|
|on||on avait cadoté||On avait cadoté des chocolats.||One had bought chocolates.|
|nous||nous avions cadoté||Nous avions cadoté les cartes.||We had bought the cards.|
|vous||vous aviez cadoté||Vous aviez cadoté une bouteille.||You had bought a bottle.|
|ils||ils avaient cadoté||Ils avaient cadoté des fleurs.||They had bought flowers.|
|elles||elles avaient cadoté||Elles avaient cadoté des bonbons.||They had bought candies.|
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Cadoter – 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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