Introduction to the verb compartimenter
The English translation of the French verb compartimenter is “to compartmentalize.” It is pronounced as [kɔ̃.paʁ.ti.mɑ̃.te].
The word compartimenter is derived from the French noun “compartiment,” meaning “compartment,” and the suffix “-er,” which is used to indicate the infinitive form of a verb. It first appeared in the French language in the 19th century.
In everyday French, compartimenter is often used in the plus-que-parfait tense, which is the past perfect tense in English. This tense is used to describe an action that had been completed before another past action.
- J’avais compartimenté ma vie professionnelle et ma vie personnelle avant de rencontrer mon conjoint. (I had compartmentalized my professional life and personal life before meeting my partner.)
- Avant de partir en vacances, je m’étais compartimenté mentalement pour gérer le stress au travail à mon retour. (Before going on vacation, I had mentally compartmentalized to manage the stress at work upon my return.)
- Elle avait toujours compartimenté ses émotions pour ne pas montrer sa fragilité. (She had always compartmentalized her emotions to not show her vulnerability.)
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of compartimenter
|J’avais compartimenté mes fournitures.
|I had compartmentalized my supplies.
|tu avais compartimenté
|Tu avais compartimenté ta valise.
|You had compartmentalized your suitcase.
|il avait compartimenté
|Il avait compartimenté le placard.
|He had compartmentalized the closet.
|elle avait compartimenté
|Elle avait compartimenté son sac.
|She had compartmentalized her bag.
|on avait compartimenté
|On avait compartimenté les aliments.
|One had compartmentalized the food.
|nous avions compartimenté
|Nous avions compartimenté le frigo.
|We had compartmentalized the fridge.
|vous aviez compartimenté
|Vous aviez compartimenté le sac à dos.
|You had compartmentalized the backpack.
|ils avaient compartimenté
|Ils avaient compartimenté les documents.
|They had compartmentalized the documents.
|elles avaient compartimenté
|Elles avaient compartimenté les jouets.
|They had compartmentalized the toys.
Other Conjugations for Compartimenter.
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Compartimenter – 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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