Introduction to the verb calamistrer
The English translation of the French verb calamistrer is “to curl (hair)”. It is pronounced as “kah-lah-mee-stray” in its infinitive form.
Calamistrer comes from the Latin word “calamistrare” which means “to use a curling iron”. It first appeared in the French language in the 16th century and has been used ever since in everyday language.
In the Plus-que-parfait tense, calamistrer is used to describe an action that had been completed before another past action. It is formed by using the auxiliary verb “avoir” in the imperfect tense followed by the past participle “calamistré”.
Here are three simple examples of calamistrer in the Plus-que-parfait tense with their respective English translations:
- J’avais calamistré mes cheveux avant la soirée. (I had curled my hair before the party.)
- Tu avais calamistré tes cheveux pour le mariage. (You had curled your hair for the wedding.)
- Elle avait calamistré ses cheveux avant de partir en vacances. (She had curled her hair before going on vacation.)
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of calamistrer
|Pronoun||Conjugation||Short Example||English Translation|
|je||j’avais calamistré||J’avais calamistré mes cheveux.||I had curled my hair.|
|tu||tu avais calamistré||Tu avais calamistré ses cheveux.||You had curled your hair.|
|il||il avait calamistré||Il avait calamistré sa barbe.||He had curled his beard.|
|elle||elle avait calamistré||Elle avait calamistré sa moustache.||She had curled her mustache.|
|on||on avait calamistré||On avait calamistré ses sourcils.||One had curled their eyebrows.|
|nous||nous avions calamistré||Nous avions calamistré nos cheveux.||We had curled our hair.|
|vous||vous aviez calamistré||Vous aviez calamistré vos cils.||You had curled your eyelashes.|
|ils||ils avaient calamistré||Ils avaient calamistré leur barbe.||They had curled their beard.|
|elles||elles avaient calamistré||Elles avaient calamistré leurs cheveux.||They had curled their hair.|
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Calamistrer – 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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