Introduction to the verb carrosser
The English translation of the French verb carrosser is “to bodywork” or “to make the body of a car”. The infinitive form of carrosser is pronounced as “kah-roh-say”.
The word carrosser comes from the Old French word “carosser” which means “to equip a carriage with a body”. It then evolved to refer to the process of making or repairing the body of a vehicle. In everyday French, carrosser is most often used in the Plus-que-parfait tense, which is the past perfect tense in English.
Here are three examples of how carrosser is used in the Plus-que-parfait tense with their English translations:
- J’avais carrossé ma voiture avant de la vendre. (I had bodyworked my car before selling it.)
- Il avait carrossé la voiture de son père pour lui faire une surprise. (He had bodyworked his father’s car to surprise him.)
- Nous avions carrossé plusieurs voitures pour le salon de l’automobile. (We had bodyworked several cars for the car show.)
In all these examples, carrosser is used to describe an action that had been completed before another action in the past. It is often used in the context of car repairs or modifications.
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of carrosser
|Pronoun||Conjugation||Short Example||English Translation|
|je||j’avais carrossé||J’avais carrossé la voiture.||I had customized the car.|
|tu||tu avais carrossé||Tu avais carrossé le camion.||You had customized the truck.|
|il||il avait carrossé||Il avait carrossé le bus.||He had customized the bus.|
|elle||elle avait carrossé||Elle avait carrossé la moto.||She had customized the motorcycle.|
|on||on avait carrossé||On avait carrossé le vélo.||One had customized the bike.|
|nous||nous avions carrossé||Nous avions carrossé le bateau.||We had customized the boat.|
|vous||vous aviez carrossé||Vous aviez carrossé le train.||You had customized the train.|
|ils||ils avaient carrossé||Ils avaient carrossé le camion.||They had customized the truck.|
|elles||elles avaient carrossé||Elles avaient carrossé la voiture.||They had customized the car.|
Other Conjugations for Carrosser.
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Carrosser – 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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