Introduction to the verb canner
The English translation of the French verb canner is “to can” or “to preserve in a can.” The infinitive form of canner is pronounced “kan-ay.”
Canner comes from the Old French word “canne,” meaning “cane,” which was used to describe the metal tube used for preserving food in cans. It is most often used in everyday French in the Plus-que-parfait tense, which is the past perfect tense in English. This tense is used to talk about an action that was completed before another past action.
Three simple examples of canner in the Plus-que-parfait tense are:
- J’avais déjà canné les haricots avant que tu arrives. (I had already canned the beans before you arrived.)
- Nous avions canné les fruits pour l’hiver. (We had canned the fruits for the winter.)
- Elle avait canné les légumes hier soir. (She had canned the vegetables last night.)
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of canner
|Pronoun||Conjugation||Short Example||English Translation|
|je||j’avais canné||J’avais canné les fruits.||I had canned the fruits.|
|tu||tu avais canné||Tu avais canné les légumes.||You had canned the vegetables.|
|il||il avait canné||Il avait canné la viande.||He had canned the meat.|
|elle||elle avait canné||Elle avait canné le poisson.||She had canned the fish.|
|on||on avait canné||On avait canné les confitures.||One had canned the jams.|
|nous||nous avions canné||Nous avions canné les sauces.||We had canned the sauces.|
|vous||vous aviez canné||Vous aviez canné les conserves.||You had canned the preserves.|
|ils||ils avaient canné||Ils avaient canné les aliments.||They had canned the foods.|
|elles||elles avaient canné||Elles avaient canné les légumes.||They had canned the vegetables.|
Other Conjugations for Canner.
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Canner – 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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