Introduction to the verb commenter
The English translation of the French verb commenter is “to comment.” It is pronounced as “kuh-mawn-tay.”
Commenter comes from the Latin word “commentari” which means “to reflect upon.” It entered the French language in the late 14th century and has been used in the same context as its English counterpart, to refer to providing opinions or explanations on something.
In everyday French, commenter is most often used in the Plus-que-parfait tense (past perfect tense) to talk about an action that was completed before another past action or time.
Here are three examples of its usage in this tense with their respective English translations:
- J’avais commenté l’article avant de le partager sur les réseaux sociaux. (I had commented on the article before sharing it on social media.)
- Vous aviez commenté la situation sans vraiment comprendre tous les détails. (You had commented on the situation without really understanding all the details.)
- Ils avaient commenté le match avant de connaître le résultat final. (They had commented on the game before knowing the final result.)
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of commenter
|J’avais commenté le film.
|I had commented on the movie.
|tu avais commenté
|Tu avais commenté la photo.
|You had commented on the photo.
|il avait commenté
|Il avait commenté l’article.
|He had commented on the article.
|elle avait commenté
|Elle avait commenté la musique.
|She had commented on the music.
|on avait commenté
|On avait commenté l’événement.
|One had commented on the event.
|nous avions commenté
|Nous avions commenté le livre.
|We had commented on the book.
|vous aviez commenté
|Vous aviez commenté la performance.
|You had commented on the performance.
|ils avaient commenté
|Ils avaient commenté le spectacle.
|They had commented on the show.
|elles avaient commenté
|Elles avaient commenté le discours.
|They had commented on the speech.
Other Conjugations for Commenter.
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Commenter – 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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